Fjarðabyggð extends from Mjóifjörður in the north to Stöðvarfjörður in the south, and has the largest population of all municipalities in East Iceland. The landscape is magnificent, with coves along the coastline and vast mountainous regions. Fishing and fish processing are the main industries in Fjarðarbyggð with three of the largest fishing companies in Iceland located there. Diverse forms of trade thrive in the region, as do hotels, guesthouses and restaurants. The area has vigorous cultural and community activity and energetic sports and youth programmes. In Fjarðabyggð recently major changes took place, when an aluminium smelter was built in the area. Options for work have expanded, the population has been growing and new businesses have opened up in the region.

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