This bay is quite wide and
constantly growing shorter because of the deposits of the glacial
rivers spilling into it. At the end of the bay is a wide and a flat delta
area, which is almost completely harbourless. A part of the
ever-changing coastline is called "The Whale Sands", where big whales
either beach to die or get washed ashore dead.
There are a few coves on both
sides of it, which offer some shelter for boats, one of which was used
as a trading post and for fishing outfits in the past (Skalavik). With
improved communications, such as a road to Borgarfiord east, the
trading post was abandoned in the early 20th century. Only
the ruins of the warehouses and the dwellings of the fishermen bear
witness to the presence of people there in the past.