Breiðafjörður

HvammsfjörðurBreiðafjorders
Breiðafjörður (, widening fjord) is a large shallow bay, about 50 km wide and 125 km long, in the west of Iceland.wikipedia
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Flatey, Breiðafjörður

Flatey
The most important of these islands is Flatey.
Flatey is an island of the western islands, a cluster of about forty large and small islands and islets located in Breiðafjörður on the northwestern part of Iceland.

Brokey

Brokey is the largest island of Breiðafjörður, Iceland.

Skáleyjar

Skáleyjar is a group of islands of the Breiðafjörður fjord in Westfjords, Iceland.

Stykkishólmur

StykkisholmurÞórsnes
From the little port of Stykkishólmur, there is a ferry to the West Fjords.
A ferry called Baldur goes over the Breiðafjörður fjord to the Westfjords.

Flateyjarbók

Flatey BookFlateyjarbokFlateyarbók
The most extensive medieval manuscript, the Flateyjarbók was written there.
Jon Finnsson, who resided on Flatey ('Flat Island') in the fjord of Breiðafjörður on the northwest coast of Iceland, was then the owner of the book which was already known as the Flateyjarbók.

Hergilsey

Hergilsey is a small Icelandic island in Breiðafjörður.

List of fjords of Iceland

Fjords of IcelandKollafjörðurSteingrímsfjörður
See also: Fjords of Iceland

Iceland

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Breiðafjörður (, widening fjord) is a large shallow bay, about 50 km wide and 125 km long, in the west of Iceland.

Westfjords

VestfirðirWest FjordsWestfjord
It separates the region of the Westfjords (Vestfirðir) from the south of the country.

Snæfellsjökull

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Breiðafjörður is encircled by mountains, including the glacier Snæfellsjökull on the Snæfellsnes peninsula to the south and the West Fjord peninsula to the north.

Snæfellsnes

SnaefellsnesSnæfellsnes PeninsulaKumbaravogur
Breiðafjörður is encircled by mountains, including the glacier Snæfellsjökull on the Snæfellsnes peninsula to the south and the West Fjord peninsula to the north.

Intertidal zone

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Breiðafjörður has a spectacular land and seascape consisting of shallow seas, small fjords and bays and an inner part of intertidal areas dotted with about 3,000 islands, islets and skerries.

Bedrock

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The bedrock was formed during rift volcanism in the late Tertiary.

Rift

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The bedrock was formed during rift volcanism in the late Tertiary.

Tertiary

Tertiary periodTertiary eraTertiary age
The bedrock was formed during rift volcanism in the late Tertiary.

Basalt

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The area consists mainly of pile of basaltic lava that was deeply eroded by glaciers during the quaternary age thus creating diverse landscape with several geothermal sites, some visible only at low tide.

Lava

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The area consists mainly of pile of basaltic lava that was deeply eroded by glaciers during the quaternary age thus creating diverse landscape with several geothermal sites, some visible only at low tide.

Quaternary

Quaternary PeriodQuaternary agelast 2.5 million years
The area consists mainly of pile of basaltic lava that was deeply eroded by glaciers during the quaternary age thus creating diverse landscape with several geothermal sites, some visible only at low tide.

Geothermal gradient

geothermalgeothermgeothermally
The area consists mainly of pile of basaltic lava that was deeply eroded by glaciers during the quaternary age thus creating diverse landscape with several geothermal sites, some visible only at low tide.

Tide

tidalhigh tidelow tide
The area consists mainly of pile of basaltic lava that was deeply eroded by glaciers during the quaternary age thus creating diverse landscape with several geothermal sites, some visible only at low tide.

Biodiversity

diversitybiological diversitybiodiverse
The big intertidal zone is high in biodiversity and productivity and has extensive algal forests and other important habitats for fish and invertebrates.

Algae

algaalgalfilamentous algae
The big intertidal zone is high in biodiversity and productivity and has extensive algal forests and other important habitats for fish and invertebrates.

Habitat

habitatsmicrohabitatnatural habitat
The big intertidal zone is high in biodiversity and productivity and has extensive algal forests and other important habitats for fish and invertebrates.

Fish

fishesfinfishichthyofauna
The big intertidal zone is high in biodiversity and productivity and has extensive algal forests and other important habitats for fish and invertebrates.

Invertebrate

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The big intertidal zone is high in biodiversity and productivity and has extensive algal forests and other important habitats for fish and invertebrates.