The Glacier Bays, branch out of the larger Isafjordur
Bay in the northernmost Westfjords area. Most of the area along the bay
was sparsely populated except for the hamlets at Grunnavik and
The last settlements were abandoned in the sixties of the
20th century, but a few
of the houses have been maintained and are used as summer
lodgings. This is an ideal area for relaxation and hiking in beautiful
surroundings during summer. The area was declared a nature reserve in 1975.