Bildudalur, on the bay Arnarfjordur, was a thriving fishing port and a commercial centre. Shrimp was caught in large quantities in the bay and processed in the village. One of Iceland’s oldest houses is in Bildudalur and the country’s first steamship equipped for fishing was brought to Bildudalur at the end of the 19th century. A good camping site is at the sport field and hiking is popular in the nearby region, which boasts of high and beautiful mountains, spectacular valleys and an interesting sea shores.
The latest trade of the village was launched in 2003 after initial research from 2001:
The seaweed-derived mineral source, Hafkalk is rich in calcium, magnesium and 70 other trace minerals including zinc, iron and selenium. It is produced from the red algae, Lithothamnion Tophiforme. During the life span, these algae absorb essential minerals from the sea. This gives Hafkalk its unique multimineral content. The algae then break down naturally and settle on the sea bed. These calcified skeletal remains are harvested, washed, dried and milled into this unique multimineral supplement. Nothing is added and clear vegetarian capsules are used.
Hafkalk offers a range of minerals from a single natural source. This makes it highly bioavailable and the human body easily absorbs the nutrients. These minerals work together and the overall health benefits are enhanced.
Hafkalk also uses these raw materials for the production of fodder supplements for the farming, and fertilizer.
The distance from the capital is 405 km by the Whale Bay tunnel.