Flatey

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Flatey
The most notable of all the islands in Breiðafjörður. An official trading place since 1777.

A monastery erected there in 1172 was later moved to Helgafell. In the early 19th century Flatey was in the forefront of progress and culture in Iceland.

There is a church there with a fresco by the contemporary painter Baltasar.

Old houses are well preserved on the island, which is now a popular tourist attraction.

The famous manuscript Flateyjarbók takes its name from the island.

Ferry Baldur sails from Stykkisholmur to Flatey every day during the summertime