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Unaos

Unaós ("The Estuary of Uni" is a beautiful inlet on the east coast of Héraðflói bay. It is named after the settler Uni Garðarsson but according to the Book of Settlements (12th.century) he docked in the estuary. Uni was the son of one of the three discoverers of Iceland, Gardar Svavarsson. He was sent to Iceland by King Haraldur Fairhair of Norway in order to convince the Icelanders to become his subjects. His mission was however unfruitful. Uni docked his ship at a cliff in Selfljót river called Knörr. In the estuary of the river there´s a promonitory called Krosshöfði by which was the principal harbour of the region, Óshöfn, until a passable road to the village Borgarfjörður eystri came about in the late 1940ties. The harbour was a primitive one since total calm and favourable currents were neede in order to bring the merchandises ashore. The area presents several points of interest and several walking trails are to be found there.

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Unaos
GPS Points N65° 35' 54.914" W13° 59' 21.535"
Postal code

701

Road number

94

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Austurland

Towns & Villages

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.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur