Valley stretches from the northern part of the Fnjoska Valley all the
way to the ocean in the North. In summer, it is accessible by a 4wd
track over an elevation of 220 m of the marshland Flateyjardalsheidi.
About midway across is a mountain hut, where it is possible to stay
overnight. The descending slopes to the north are the discharge area
of the good salmon and trout river Dalsa, which spills into the
According to the Finnboga
Saga 15 of Finnbogi's enemies ambushed him where the present road
descends a narrow ridge. He was travelling there alone and managed to
kill 12 of them before help came and drove the remaining three away.
In earlier times, the valley contained five farms, which have all been
abandoned. The family, who struggled the longest, did not leave the
farm Brettingsstadir until 1954.
At Brettingsstadir stood a church for
a period. The valley bottom is flat and fertile and extremely
colourful and beautiful during summer. The winters are extreme and
severe. The hardships and lack of communications drove the people, who
lived there away.
North Iceland Saga Trail