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Sjöundá (Seventh River)

Sjöundá is probably the most famous farm in Rauðisandur in later decades, although it has been deserted since 1921. The reason for this is a murder case from 1802 which the author Gunnar Gunnarsson wrote about in his novel Svartfugl, which was first published in 1938 in Denmark. The book was well received, is considered […]

Streitishvarf near Breiðdalsvík

Near Breiðdalsvik village in the East fjords is Streitishvarf, a hidden gem by the seaside. This short but beautiful walk in the Wapp-Walking app gives an insight into the geological history of the eastern fjords and shows how indestructible dykes and enclaves are. From the lighthouse south of Breiðdalur there is a wonderful view, the rolling […]

Valtýr´s Cave in Hjálpleysa

Hjálpleysa (Helplessness) is a valley between Vellir and Skriðdalur near to the town of Egilsstadir in the East of Iceland. A mountain road with the same name lies along the valley and up between Mt. Höttur and Mt. Sandfell. The road lies up the valley and past a small cave called Valtýr´s Cave, close to […]