Welcome to Reyðarfjörður
More recently, Reyðarfjörður garnered attention when Alcoa installed a giant 2km-long aluminium smelter just beyond the town along the fjord. Conservationists were up in arms, but the infusion of foreign workers has added a small splash of international flavour in Reyðarfjörður and surrounding towns. Alcoa jobs (the company employs approximately 450 people) have also brought a prosperity to the region best evidenced by the homes being built by new residents.
And if you feel the fabulous scenery is familiar? You may have seen Reyðarfjörður feature as the setting for British TV series Fortitude.