Mjóifjörður, the “narrow fjord”, 18 km. long, is situated between Norðfjörður and Seyðisfjörður, and is known for pleasant weather and tranquillity. The road leading to the fjord is relatively good, but is usually closed in winter, when the only access to Mjóifjörður is by the scheduled Fjardaferdir boat from Norðfjörður. The exhilarating road on the north side runs along the fjord side to Dalatangi, a lighthouse with a most magnificent view out towards the open ocean.There are many attractions in Mjóifjörður, which is considered by many people to be the most impressive fjord in Iceland. The beautiful waterfalls Klifbrekkufossar tumble down by the roadside. The ravine Prestagil " the Priest’s Ravine", is so named because of a local folktale that tells of a huge troll woman that tried to seduce a priest into the ravine, is on the south side. Another challenging gorge is Hofsárgljúfur on the way to Dalatangi, stop by the bridge an look down. The small inlet of Smjörvogur, close to Hofsárgljúfur, was once used as a prison as there was no way in, or out of it, without assistance. At Asknes are the remains of an old whaling station, the largest in the world at the time it was built by the Norwegians around 1900, with over 200 hundred workers. Today, some 40 people live in Mjóifjörður, mostly in the tiny village, Brekkuþorp.A visit to the solitary Dalatangi lighthouse is worth your while, as is a boattrip along the fjord.