This village started developing around a trading post
in 1896. It is situated on a synonymous fjord,
and the bases of livelihood are fishing, fish processing, tourism and
commerce. Experiments with cod rearing in the fjord
started in the late 19 hundreds and have contininued.
The greatest attraction for visitors is the unique collection of
half precious stones, rock crystals, chalcedony, obsidian, amethyst,
mordenite, calcite, zeolites, jaspers,
It is astounding how much the founder and curator, Ljosbjorg Petra Maria
Sveinsdottir (24.12.1922-10.01.2012), accomplished in her lifetime. All,
who are interested in such collections, should not pass this one by!
Down by the sea is a cave with an opening to the surface. When the wind blows
hard and the brakers enter the cave, a natural fountain is created. When Algerian
buccaneers attacked and pillaged this area in 1627 and the inhabitants fled and hid
in a cauldron like depression
The distance from the capital is 634 km.
Petra's Mineral Collection
(Photo: Rafn Hafnfjord)