Brjanslaekur Bardastrond Westfjords Ferry Baldur,

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This ancient estate and parsonage is situated at the mouth of the bay Vatnsfiord. During catholic times, the patron saint of the church was St. Gregorius. The hamlet Brianslaekur is one of the two end stations of the car ferry Baldur and the location of a small fishing outfit. South of it, down by the sea, are old ruins called Flokatottir. They were named after one of the three discoverers of the country. His name was Raven-Floki. He took ravens with him on his way to the country to decide where the nearest country was located on his journey by releasing them at intervals. He climbed a mountain in the area and saw a bay further north filled with drift ice and named the country Iceland.

In a gully just above the hamlet very clear and intact fossilized plant leaves have been found in thick layers. Flokalundur is a nicely situated hotel 6 km from the hamlet with a nearby swimming pool, a salmon river and a trout and char fishing lake. The distance from the capital is 371 km by road and by the Whale Bay tunnel and about 172 km by car to Stykkisholmur and 72 km by the car ferry from there.


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