Those moorlands cover a large area of the north-western
The lakes there are considered innumerable like the mounds in the valley Vatnsdalur and
the islands of the Breidafjordur Bay. The
moorlands are among the most beautiful and
peaceful parts of the country and many families and individuals
days there camping and fishing.
Most of the
lakes abound in Lake Char and Brown Trout and some of them are only
accessible on foot or by 4wd vehicles. They have been fished the whole
year round during historical times and they were a valuable
source of food
during hard times, sometimes preventing
bird life is rich
and highly interesting and people regularly collected lichens for
additional food up there, especially when grain was scarce.
Outlaws and vagrants lived there for differently long
periods of time and found shelters in many of the lava caves.