Bulandstindur is one of the most beautifully shaped mountains of the
country and the symbol of the Djupivogur County between the two bays,
Berufiord and Hamarsfiord. It
is a pyramid shaped stack of basaltic strata, reaching 1069 m above sea
level. The Castle of the
Gods (Godaborg) is a 700 m high mountain ridge to the east of Mt
after the acceptance of Christianity in the year 1000, the chieftains,
who were also pagan priests, demolished the statues of the gods in their
temples. The chieftain of this area had them taken up to this ridge
and thrown over the edge. This
mountain is counted among the few power centres of the country. The Buland Valley is to the south of Mt Bulandstindur and
rising above its end is the highest elevation of the area, Mt
The abandoned farm Bulandsnes was a manor, the seat of
County Sheriffs and medical practitioners.
Buland is rather a large headland east of village
It consists mainly of barren and glacier eroded cliffs with bogs
and swamps between them and many coves, which are gradually
being filled with sand and silt.
The cove Breidivogur on the southern side is the beach of
Djupivogur and the outermost one is called Brandsvogur,
named after the reverend and missionary Thangbrandur.
In 1952, about 5 ha of land were fenced of for forestation
else in the country are greater clusters of basaltic dykes than in this
area and many of them are like pieces of art.
The filling of sub terrain fissures during the active period of
the Alftafiord central volcano a few million years ago, created them.
Then the ice age set in and its glaciation carved at least 1,200
m from the surface and brought them into plain sight.
Buland Islets are just south of the Buland Peninsula. Many of them are now landlocked because of the constant
transport of sand and silt by the rivers.
In earlier times, they were renowned for their bird breeding
colonies and belonged to the farms Bulandsnes and Berufjordur.