bay is between the peninsulas Furufjardarnupur and Tharalatursnes and
the bays Furufjordur and Reykjarfjordur.
River Tharalatursos discharges a part of the glacier Drangajokull,
creates a barren sanded area at its estuaries and fertile sand spits
with beautiful spreads of arctic river beauty (Icelandic rosebay) during
late summer. This plant is
not widely dispersed in the Westfiord Area.
The area of the bay was not considered attractive for
agriculture, but the seal hunting, driftwood and a good landing place
for the fishing boats carried some weight.
According to old land registers the farm there had been abandoned
for as long as people remembered and the last occupants of the farm left
it permanently in 1946.
Saga literature and later legends contain stories about villains, who sought
shelter in the sparsely populated Strandir District and on the
Tharalatur Bay. The
Eyrbyggja Saga mentions the violent Osvifur, who fortified his farm
there and robbed and plundered in the area.
The farmers of Strandir besieged his farm and eventually he gave
in and agreed to leave and never come back.
walk along the bay via Tharalatursnes to the Reykjafiord Bay is easy.
The route over the pass Svartaskard to the Furufiord Bay is
rather difficult and strenuous. The estuary of River Tharalatursos can be forded during low