Heradsfloi East Iceland,

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HERADSFLOI BAY
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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.


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