NOTES: Flatey was a centre of trade from the middle ages and in the 19th century was an important area of cultural activity. The majority of buildings are timber construction with corrugated iron roofs and the oldest extant building dates from 1843.
NOTES: This house in Haestikaupstaour (the Upper Town) was built in 1788 by Norwegian traders for the manager of one of the trading companies. Its construction using double-plank walls was unique in Iceland. Many of the extant buildings in Isafjordur Old Town were brought prefabricated to Iceland by foreign merchants from their home countries.