Travel search
Can't find it? Try searching for it :)

Saxa

Just off the coast of farm Lönd in Stöðvarfjörður there´s a singular rock formation called Saxa ("The Grinder). This is an impressive perforated cliff, penetrated ceaselessly by the swelling waves of the Atlantic, resulting in spectacular eruptive splashes which fling seaweed and algae, minced by the force of the ocean, high into the air.

Saxa
GPS Points N64° 49' 38.589" W13° 49' 19.915"
Postal code

755

Road number

96

Travel directory for Saxa

The official travel index of Iceland

Others

Guesthouse Tunguholt
Guesthouses
  • Tungu
  • 750 Fáskrúðsfjörður
  • 475-1374, 897-1376
SAXA Guesthouse and Café
Guesthouses
  • Fjarðarbraut 41
  • 755 Stöðvarfjörður
  • 511-3055

Others

Breiðdalshreppur Sport Center
Swimming Pools
  • Selnesi 25
  • 760 Breiðdalsvík
  • 470-5575
Guesthouse Tunguholt
Guesthouses
  • Tungu
  • 750 Fáskrúðsfjörður
  • 475-1374, 897-1376
Fell Horse Rental
Day Tours
  • Fell
  • 760 Breiðdalsvík
  • 897-4318
Katrine Bruhn Jensen
Tour Operators
  • Gilsá
  • 760 Breiðdalsvík
  • 862-5756

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