promontory, also called Horn, is the easternmost tip of the
small Bardsnes Peninsula. It is the eastern outpost of the
Nordfjordur Bay. It
dropls very steep into the
sea and the structure of the nearest mountain to the west is rhyolite
with thick strata of breccias and tephra on top. Like elsewhere in the
Eastfiords Area the basaltic strata of the mountains has a steep dip
towards west and this Bardsnes Area probably represents the remains of
a vast central volcano which has mostly been eroded away by the sea.
westernmost part of the peninsula depicts very colourful, mostly red,
rhyolite. Among the interesting things found on the peninsula are
green pitchstones and petrified trunks of trees in the vertical
position. These remains are said to be about 15 million years old. In
earlier times, five farms stood on the peninsula and from there, the
view is magnificent on a fine day.
East Iceland Saga Trail