Flateyri - Iceland

Flateyri is a village in Iceland's Westfjords located on the Onundarfjordur. It has been a trading post since 1792 and the base for shark-hunting and whaling operations in the 1900's. In the 1990s Flateyri still prospered as a fishing village and, but after the recession hit its main fishing companies shut down and many people left. Today Flateyri is mainly dependent on tourism and there is a nice sandy beach on the other side of the fjord.