Snæhvammur

Snæhvammur, the outermost farm on the northern side of the Breið­dalur valley. Late in the 18th century a polar bear was killed right at the front door after having chased a man who was walking there on his way from Stöðvar­fjörður. Burial mounds have been found near Snæ­hvammur, with relics at least 1,000 years old, now kept in the National Museum. In 1940 a mine exploded on the beach nearby, causing damage. The farm was mov­ed many years ago because of the danger of avalanches, but is now in danger from sand erosion.