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Saga Trail Westfjord

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Murders and Executions Westfjords and Strandir

According to the Book of Settlements and the Sturlunga Saga, many murders,... more

Westfjords Saga Trail

Bardastrond Area Saga... more

BOTN FARM

Farm Botn is situated in the Botn Valley at the end of Sugandi Bay and the... more

SKOGAR Thorskafjordur Bay

Skogar is an abandoned farm in the eastern slopes of Thorskafjordur Bay, at the... more

KOLLABUDIR

The ancient, Saga Age, local parliament site for the spring assemblies of the... more

Westfjords Saga

Bardastrond Area Saga... more

LOKINHAMRADALUR

Valley Lokinhamradalur is situated in the extreme west on the northern side of... more

KALDALON

Kaldalon is a 5 km long bay branching to the north from the large Isafiord Bay... more

Latrabjarg

Latrabjarg is a 14 km long, sheer cliff with an east-west direction on the... more

BORGARLAND

Borgarland is a beautiful peninsula between the bays Berufjordur and Kroksfiord... more

GRAENAHLID

The precipitous slope Graenahlid is located north of the mouth of the Isafiord... more

GRUNNAVIK

Grunnavik is a cove close to the mouth of the southern side of the Jokulfjords... more

GEMLUFALLSHEIDI

MOORLAND GEMLUFALLSHEIDI Moorland Gemlufallsheidi (283 m) lies between the... more

HOLT Onunarfjordur

Holt has been an estate and a parsonage for centuries and always counted among... more

SOD CHURCHES & FARMS IN ICELAND Sod farms and churches dating back to the 18th century.

Vague ancient sources mention hermits in Iceland before Christianity was... more

COVE BOLUNGARVIK

Precipitous mountains and steep screes frame cove Bolungarvik To the north is... more

WITCHCRAFT and SCORCERY in Westfjords and Strandir

The witch hunt in Europe started around the year 1480 and continued to the turn... more

Vatnsfjordur Church

This church belongs to the Vatnsfjordur benefice in the Isafiord... more

Holt Church

The Holt Church belongs to the Holt benefice in the Isafiord deanery Holt is an... more

Selardalur Church

This church belongs to the Bildudalur benefice in the Bardastrond deanery... more

Hrafnseyri Church

This church belongs to the Thingeyri benefice in the Isafiord deanery During... more

Ogur Church Farm

About Ogur Ogur was an estate and a parsonage on the utmost end of the... more

Hnjotur Folk Museum

About Hnjotur Folk Museum Orlygshofn is a short valley ending in rather a... more

Reykjarfjordur Nyrdri

About Reykjarfjordur Nyrdri This wide and short bay is situated between the... more

Skrudur Garden

About Skrudur Garden Skrudur is a small tree park, established shortly after... more

Vatnsfjordur

About Vatnsfjordur The Vatnsfjordur bay is about 9 km long with the island... more

Veidileysufjordur

About Veidileysufjordur This bay is about 8 km long towards north and 2 km... more

Haelavikurbjarg

Haelavikurbjarg Haelavikurbjarg (258 m) is a precipice, occupied by thousands... more

Onundarfjordur

The Bay of Onundur (the settlers name) is about 12 miles (20 km) long and 4... more

Nupur

About Nupur The ancient manor Nupur is situated on the northern shores of the... more

Haukadalur

Haukadalur This valley is carved into the mountains on the southern side of... more

Tharalatursfjordur

About Tharalatursfjordur This bay is between the peninsulas Furufjardarnupur... more

Skjaldarbjarnarvik

Skjaldbjarnarvik The northernmost farm of the Strandir District was situated... more

Lonafjordur

About Lonafjordur This narrow bay is situated between the bays Hrafnfjordur... more

Hrafnfjordur

About Hrafnfjordur This bay is at the end of the large Jokulfirdir Bays at the... more

Hloduvik Cove

About Hloduvik Cove Hloduvik is located between Mt Kjalarnupur to the west and... more

Hesteyri, Hornstrandir

This is the westernmost bay of the Jokulfiord Area It is framed with steep... more

Fljotavik

About Fljotavík This is a wide cove between the mountains Hvesta and Kogur in... more

Furufjordur

About Furufjordur This is a short and a wide bay facing the open ocean on the... more

Raudasandur

About Raudasandur The area named Raudasandur derives its name from the reddish... more

Hvallatur

About Hvallatur The sheer cliffs of Latrabjarg are about 14 km long and the... more

Hrafnseyri

Hrafnseyri is a farm and a former parsonage on the northern shores of the... more

Thingeyri

Thingeyri is the oldest trading post of the Westfjords Fishing and fish... more