STRANDIR AND WESTFJORDS
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The district Strandasysla covers the easternmost
part of the Westfiords. Its coastline is indented with coves and
fiords and the sea is dotted with many islands and islets. The weather
conditions are rather wet and cold and sometimes pack ice from
Greenland fills the fiords, but there are lovely days in-between.
Thermal activity can be found in several places.
There is quite some
number of rivers, rivulets, and small lakes in the area (see the äangling
site"). The district is sparsely populated and totally abandoned
north of the Ingolfsfiord. In Djupavik, a hotel is operated for the
increasing number of travellers in this part of the country. In many
places, the shoreline is dotted with
from Siberia. There are quite many and large eider colonies along the
coastline and the inhabitants collect the down from the nests, hunt
seals, process the drift wood and do some fishing to survive.
The communications are
difficult during winter and the main road ends in the abandoned
fishing hamlet Ingolfsfiord. This part of the country enjoys
increasing popularity because of the solitude it offers, beautiful
landscapes, and endless hiking, sightseeing, deep-sea fishing and
whale watching possibilities.