Patreksfjordur is one of the
villages of the Vesturbyggd community, where the
main trades are fishing and fish processing. The
is also a commercial centre for the region. The vicinity offers a variety of
interesting places to explore. Hiking and mountain climbing are popular.
The beauty of the region attracts many tourists and tourism
plays an increasingly important role. Tours are on offer to the cliff Latrabjarg,
Iceland's westernmost point.
Some 25 km to the west, at the farm Hnjotur, there is an unique aeronautical and folk museum.
The late farmer there and
collected artefacts and memoriabilia during
his lifetime, especially connected to the Icelandic
aeronautical history. To crown his efforts,
one of the items in the museum's possession,
is an old Russian Antonov biplane in prime condition.
from Reykjavik is 422 km by the Whale Bay tunnel.
16 km <Patreksfjordur> Bildudalur 28
km Flokalundur 61 km.