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Garðskagi ehf

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Hikes

There are some interesting walking trails around Garðskagi Point and Garður. The trail beside the Restaurant and the Museum along the shoreline is right next to sea birds in their natural habitat and often seals too. A hike of 4.5 km around Garðskagi Point and through the town has many places of historical interest, among them a   beautiful church in Garður that dates from 1863 and the first airfield in Iceland.   

Garðaskagi Point also has a beautiful beach which is easily accessible and is often enjoy the most amazing sunsets. 

Interesting places

Garður developed from fishing farms to a fishing village. The short distance to generous fishing grounds gave the people a good livelihood and along the coast there are many places where the fishermen lived and worked. The fish shed by the sea which belongs to the museum is just as when it was in use.

The lighthouses of course are the biggest and second oldest in Iceland and very interesting as such.

Flösin, the tip of Garðskagi Point, is submerged on high tide and has claimed many ships through the years.

Artifacts

The village of Garður was named after a great wall that lay across Garðskagi. Skagagarðurinn, a protective wall to keep livestock from fields, covered the outer area of Garðskagi dates back to the times of settlement. Remains of the wall can still be seen today.

Skagagarðurinn wall, WWII war relics and the beaches are also some of the interesting artifacts found when hiking the trails in the area.

On low tide the boilers and engines from ships that stranded on Flösin can still be seen.