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. The is quite some number of rivers, rivulets and small lakes in the area (see the
angling 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
driftwood from Siberia. There are quite a few, and large eider colonies along
the coastline and the inhabitants collect the
down from the nests, hunt seals and do some fishing to survive.
The communications are
difficult during winter and the main road ends in the
abandoned fishing hamlet Ingolfsfjordur.
This part of the country enjoys increasing popularity
because of the endless hiking, sightseeing, deep sea
fishing, angling and whale watching possibilities.