This is the
third largest of the Westman Islands. It is situated northeast of the
only inhabited island, Heimaey, and the island Bjarnarey (>see there).
It rises steep out of the ocean, but is lower towards east, where the
ascent is relatively easy. Its highest point, Habard (145 metres),
There are grazings for 258 heads of sheep on the island and
sometimes even cattle was grazed there in the past. The
myriad of seafowl occupying the cliffs
still is exploited for eggs and meat (Bjarnarey). There are two scoria
craters on top of the island and a hut for the hunters, who spend some
time there every summer.