The precipitous slope Graenahlid is located north
of the mouth of the Isafiord Bay in the Northwest.
It stretches from the gully Ritaskord to Sletta on the
Jokulfiords Bays. Its
basaltic strata lies almost horizontal and a few vegetated patches
decorate it and give it its name, The Green Slope.
Tillite was discovered between the basaltic layers.
stone pillar Darri in the Ritaskord Gully is believed to be occupied by
a benevolent ghost, which helps those who are at danger at sea.
Be that as it may, but the truth is, that many vessels seek
shelter there during bad weather conditions.
January 26th 1956 the trawler Egill the Red from the
town Neskaupsstadur ran aground at the foot of Graenahlid and five men
drowned. The rescue corps
managed to save 29 men under very bad and risky conditions.
STRANDIR SAGA TRAILS