Gilsfjörður is the fjord that separates the Westfjords from the West par of Iceland, the fjord lies east from Breiðafjörður fjord and extends to Akureyja. The road around the fjord was often difficult and dangerous so in 1997 a bridge was built over the fjord, with the bridge the route between the Westfjords and West Iceland was shortened by 14 km. The old road around the fjord is very beautiful and the view over the fjord on a good day is amazing. In the south part of Gilsfjörður is Ólafsdalur valley, surrounded by high mountains and that's where the first agricultural school in Iceland was established in 1880.