The Fjord of the French

Posted on November 7, 2009 by

Fáskrúðsfjörður is one of the eastern fjords in Iceland. The name stands for “Fjord of the French”.
In this area there used to be a French community, very active in trade. The French were so much part of the life here, that nowadays streets names are written in both Icelandic and French, and a few surnames come clearly from French. By the road that winds down to the fjord, there’s still the ruins of an hospital built by the French farmers.

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