This narrow bay is situated between the bays
Hrafnfjordur and Veidileysufiord
and the headlands Lonanupur and Muli.
The summer sun melts the snow in the lowland areas late in summer
and immediately the colourful vegetation takes over for the short
The spit of land Bordeyri extends into the bay’s mouth on the
western side at the foot of Mt Muli.
Typical for the landscape are freestanding rocky hillocks in the
mountains and along the coastline.
One of the legends of the area deals with the fight between a
thieving ogre and farmer Dyra-Steinthor, who had victory.
Einbui splits the end of the bay into two coves.
This mountain is precipitous around the top and steep screes
It is considered a clear proof of a large central volcano in the
eastern Jokulfiord Area.
During low tides it is possible to pass along its seaward
side when the water level of the lagoons is low enough for
fording their discharges.
According to popular belief those lagoons are bottomless.
East of Mt Einbui is the cove Sopandi and the cove to the west is
split into the two coves Rangali and Midkjos.
Cove Rangali is decorated with a basaltic dyke.
abandoned farm Kviar is on the southern end of the Muli Headland and
legends have it, that two other farms existed on the bay in the past.
Near one of them, Gautastadir, the oldest traces of forests in
the country were discovered in about 14 million years old lava fields or
When the lava was running over wooded areas, the tree trunks did
not burn because of the lack of oxygen and were carbonised.
The Ice Age glaciation then carved through the strata and the
carbon was washed and weathered away leaving clear holes.
old route lie from Cove Midkjos through the Snoka Pass to Valley
Drifandisdalur and the Smidjuberg cliffs.
Another from Cove Rangali through the Rangali Pass to Cove
Both are unmarked, but easily traced on a fine day.
The third one, which is less attractive to people, who are not
familiar with the landscape, starts on Cove Sopandi through the
Threngsli Pass to Cove Bardsvik.