Sandvík Bay

Once the easternmost settlement in Iceland.

Though this inlet north of the Gerpir cliffs is now abandoned, it once sheltered Iceland's easternmost settlement, and is still home to the famous ghost Glæsir. He used to precede people who were from here wherever they went, and greeted everybody by taking off his head in a friendly manner.

A marked path goes from Stuðlar til Sandvík Bay, through the Sandvíkurskarð mountain pass. It's an app. three hrs. route, going 500m above sea level. The view from the mountain pass is nothing less than stunning.

Contact Info

Address Fjarðabyggð Great Outdoor
Location Norðfjörður - Eskifjörður