Guide to Þingeyri — The Artists' Retreat: A quiet haven amongst fjords.

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A quiet haven surrounded by fjords.

If you're looking for a peaceful, creative retreat, Þingeyri in Iceland's Westfjords is the perfect destination. With a population of just over 250, Þingeyri has the smallest and warmest community you'll ever meet. The town's pool is truly the heart of the community, and the town itself has a playful and childlike nature that makes it perfect for getting in touch with your creative side.

Þingeyri is also the home of Blábankinn and The Westfjords Residency. Having a space to be creative, such as The Blue Bank coworking space, or through The Westjords Residency, can be incredibly valuable for individuals choosing to live in remote villages like Þingeyri. The Blue Bank provides a physical space where individuals can work on their projects, connect with other creatives, and find inspiration from the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

By fostering a sense of community and providing access to shared resources and knowledge, coworking spaces like The Blue Bank can facilitate collaboration and innovation in remote communities. Having a space to be creative is crucial for individuals in remote villages like Þingeyri to connect with others, access resources, and bring their ideas to life.

Things To Do In Þingeyri

Morning Swimming Club
Dynjandi Waterfall
Coffee Shop
Pool Culture
Þingeyri Swimming Pool, the heart of the town
Art residency
The Westfjords Residency
Hiking Sandafell
Coworking Space
(The Blue Bank)
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Why Try Coliving in Þingeyri?

Þingeyri is a perfect place to colive, especially for students and those looking to focus and be inspired amidst nature. With its small community and stunning natural beauty, Þingeyri offers a peaceful and supportive environment that is ideal for personal and professional growth. Coliving in Þingeyri can provide opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, collaborate on projects, and share experiences in a tight-knit community.

Coliving can bring economic growth and innovation to the area by attracting new residents with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. Overall, coliving in Þingeyri can foster personal growth, community building, and economic development, making it an excellent destination for those seeking a creative and supportive environment.

Working from Þingeyri

Joining the local coworking space is a great way to connect to fellow entrepreneurs.

Especially in small remote communities, having a group of people to share everyday work hours with can be extremely valuable.

Blábankinn Coworking Space

The Westfjords Residency

Useful Facebook Groups

Á döfinni • Towntalk by Blábankinn

The town’s official group. Use this group as the main communication tool with Flateyri’s past and present residents.

Samferða Ísafjörður

Use this group to coordinate share rides to and from Reykjavík and within the West Fjords.

Innovation and

Do you have an idea for a business or social project in Flateyri? These grants could help you bring your ideas to life.

Startup Westfjords

Westfjords Development Fund

Available Homes in Þingeyri

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