Bay Patreksfjordur branches into two
smaller fjords, Patreksfjordur and Talknafjordur. A fishing village
by the same name rests on the 15
km long and nearly 4 km wide bay, Talknafjordur.
The mountains drop steep into the bay, the
lowland stretches are small and narrow and short valleys cut into the
interior plateau. The trout and char
river Botnsa discharges into the bay. Thermal activity has been discovered
in a few places and is used for house heating and a swimming pool in the
village. The road distance from the capital is 403 km, but only 257 km via
Stykkisholmur and by the ferry
16 km <Talknafjordur>
Bildudalur 18 km.