Lokinhamradalur is situated in the extreme west on the northern side of
the Arnar Bay in the Westfiord Area and counts among the most remote
still inhabited parts of the country.
It is framed with precipitous cliffs and only accessible on foot
or by sturdy 4wd vehicles.
Just as the whole Northwest, this valley depicts extraordinary
natural beauty and is very attractive to nature lovers, although visited
Two farms still remain in the valley’s very limited, but well
vegetated lowland area, which only opens towards the sea in the west.
tell us about four mean ghosts pestering the population there, one of
which is still at large.
One of the beloved authors of the country, Gudmundur G Hagalin,
was born there.
His works are mainly based on the nearest surroundings.
The people of the valley
based their livelihood mainly on fisheries, cod and shark,
and several ruins of the fishing outfits on the Grisa Cove
remind us of the hard times of the fight for sustenance in
small, open row-boats.