The Krossanes Cliffs north of River Glera and east
of the Horgarbraut street have clearly been shaped by glacier erosion.
Hidden people live in the Stofuklopp Rock. In 1962 it was planned to
quarry this outcrop. Dynamite had been placed
there when the foreman heard about the settlement of hidden people. He
immediately contacted the manager of the Krossanes factory and work
A young lad who had the gift of seeing
was called in to talk to the hidden people and after several
discussions with him and meetings among themselves, they agreed to
move to another rock farther west in the cliffs. In the marshlands
between the cliffs are a number of pools. The thriving avifauna there
includes black tailed godwits, whimbrels, snipes, golden plovers,
arctic terns, ptarmigans, gulls and ducks.
The flora is fairly rich, especially in marshland vegetation.
Between Sandgerdisbot and Jotunheimar is a beautiful stretch of beach
with a short point of rock called Langitangi. On the beach south of
Krossanes, scurvy grass grows in among other littoral plants.