This cove is one of the three
inlets of the Ofeigsfjordur Bay.
The nearest one to the east is Ofeigsfjordur
and furthest east is Ingolfsfjordur.
Eyvindarfjordur is rather small, and rather a
large river, Eyvindarfjardara, spills into it.
Hikers cross this river on a pedestrian bridge.
Tradition has it, that a farm once stood at the foot of Mt
Drangavikurfjall and there it is ideal for hikers to pitch their tents
on their way between Ofeigsfiord and Drangavik.
In the 18th century one farm, Engjanes, was inhabited.
1787 the merchant vessel Fortuna ran aground off the Engines headland
and the crew perished.
A dog, a cat and a few ewes were rescued from the ship.
The disorganized rescue operation under the leadership of the
district magistrate became even more confused, when alcoholic beverages
were discovered and everyone got drunk.
The freight of the vessel was of a lesser value to the rescuers
than ropes, doors, furniture and such things.
A large sum of money owned by the Royal Danish Trading Company
and the crew disappeared and the sheriff did not bother to keep a list
of the rescued items.
He started an auction without announcing it and acquired many
valuable things at low prices himself and he also pinched valuables.
Soon afterwards he was sacked.
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