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KALDALON

Region: Westfjords
Coordinates: 66.055825° N 22.453822° W

Kaldalon is a 5 km long bay branching to the north from the large Isafiord Bay. One of the few glacier tongues of the only glacier of the Northwest, Drangajokull, flows down into the short valley at its end. The Morilla River is its discharge and gradually delivers silt deposits, which are filling it up. During the 18th century, the glacier tongue advanced far enough to bury the farm Lonholl.

Sagas of IcelandAccording to written sources, another farm called Trimbilstadir stood there in the past, but there are no traces of it left. The road crosses the Morilla River and ends at the abandoned farm Tyrdilmyri. Actually the entire length of the northern shoreline of the Isafiord Bay is deserted, all the farms there have been abandoned. One of the most beloved composers of the country, Sigvaldi Kaldalons, who also was a doctor of medicine, lived in Kaldalon for a time. He took up the name Kaldalon, because the natural beauty of the place spellbound him.

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