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Njardvikurskridur and Naddi

Until the year 1949, when a passable road came about, all traffic through the scree between Njarðvík and Borgarfjörður eystri was either on foot or on horseback. Once upon a time, an awe-inspiring monster called Naddi occupied a den beneath the scree, harassing, attacking and killing the innocent wayfarers. Naddi was endowed with a human torso whereas he was shaped in the form of an animal below the waist. Finally, a valiant farmer from Borgarfjörður managed to overcome the ominous monster and force him into the sea. Thereupon a cross was erected at the site of the ferocious duel and eversince this religious token has been present in the scree. The present cross bears the following inscription in Latin: "Whoever goes by should bend down and honour this sign of Christ.
In the year 1306."
Travellers often bent their knees before the cross, praying for a safe journey.

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Njardvikurskridur and Naddi
GPS Points N65° 33' 40.851" W13° 55' 49.042"
Postal code

620

Road number

94

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Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

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