This is the largest of four islands on the biggest
bay of the Westfiords. It is about 2,2 km long and 0,8 km wide. It has
been inhabited for centuries and still boasts of one farm. The island
is well vegetated, does not rise high above water, lined with puffin
burrows, tufted and boggy.
A part of the varied avifauna plays an
important part in the survival of the inhabitants, such as the puffin
catch and the eiderdown. The sheep are ferried to the mainland for the
summer grazings not to disturb the precious eider ducks on their
nests. A large and impressive wooden house from the late 19th century
still decorates the island.