small island is situated at the mouth of the Grundarfiord Bay. The
direct translation of the name is "Fox Island".
Danish sailors called it “The Reverend’s Island”, because
it has belonged to the parsonage at the nearby Setberg since the 14th
An old woman, who had lost her two sons at sea and could not find
their bodies, pledged it to the church there.
Like so many other islands of the Breidafiord Bay, it served as a
larder for the community.
It was and still is occupied by many species of nesting birds,
mainly eiders, puffins, shags, cormorants and glaucous gulls.
east and south sides are framed with columnar basalt
cliffs, but the west end is flat, where there are still some ruins of
old fishing outfits reminding us of the past.
reverends of Setberg made hay on the island every summer for a
One of them had a house built there to accommodate his workers
during the haymaking.