The settlement in Stöðvarfjörður started about 100 years ago along the fjord of the same name. The fjord is short and open to easterly weather. Rare rocks and minerals have been found in the vicinity, and Petra Sveinsdóttir has specimens on display. Stöðvarfjörður has a thriving artistic life, and one of the most excellent centres for graphic arts in the country, run by Ríkharður and Sólrún Valtingojer.

Einbúi in Jafnadalur

Jafnadalur valley leads upwards from Stöðvarfjörður on the north side. A hiking path leads through the valley across Stöðvarskarð. The natural phenomena Einbúi may be found at the end of Jafnadalur valley: a set of large, fairly unique rocks that stand alone in otherwise flat surroundings. Jafnadalur is also the site of a large stone archway some six metres in diameter in eastern Mt. Álftafell.


Near the sea, just outside of Lönd, is the “sea geyser” Saxa. Saxa is a unique natural phenomenon, where the ocean waves crash into a rock crevice and then shoot high into the air in impressive “eruptions”. The name Saxi is derived from the kelp and seaweed that are “saxað” (chopped) inside the crevice and then hurled into the air with the waves.

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