is the northernmost farm on the Vatnsnes Peninsula. This abandoned farm stands in the shelter of steep cliffs on
a cove by the same name. Outside
the mouth of the cove are islets and skerries and the panoramic view
across the big bay toward the Strandir District is excellent on a fine
day. This area has been
protected for a long time and the seals in the rookeries there are very
tame and curious. Hindisvik
offered great advantages to its occupants in the past and was a trading
post in 1924.
Sigurdur Norland (1885-1971) served the Tjorn Deanery 1923-55.
He was peculiar in many ways and fluent in many languages.
When he was close to eighty, he took refreshment courses in
Hebrew and Greek in the University in Reykjavik.
He was a good poet and composed quite a few poems in English
according to the Icelandic custom.
A book, “A Few Poems”, appeared in
print in 1965.
He promoted Hindisvik as a future harbour for the fisheries and
trading and spent some of his own money to promote the idea.
His horsemanship was well known and his so-called Hindisvik Breed
was well appreciated.
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