is an old, renowned fishing hamlet at the head of the Reykjafjordur bay.
It is best know for its shark fisheries in the past. Sometimes 15 open
rowboats left at the same time to spend a few days
shark fishing. Gjogur is one of the totally abandoned communities in
this part of the country, but a bit further north the farm
Finnbogastadir offers accommodation during summer.
Driftwood has played an
important role in this otherwise woodless country ever since it was
is a former fishing station and a fish processing centre at the end of
the Reykjafjordur Bay. A Herring pickling factory was established there
in 1917, but was declared bankrupt in 1920. It was restarted in 1934
and continued operating until 1954.
The driving distance from the capital is around 350 km and 74 km from
Gjogur 18 km <Djupavik>
Drangsnes 37 km.