Stapavík on the northeastern coast of Iceland is a former harbor base.

The path to get here is flat and mostly rocky, with several streams that are all bridged, so anyone can easily make the trip. It’s about an hour’s walk through beautiful nature along the Selfljót lake (bay) to the ocean.

On the shores, you can see driftwood, and we can only guess where it came from.

In Stapavík, there is an old winch that was used for unloading ships. In later times, ships could no longer dock at the shore due to the accumulated sand.

In the surrounding area, there are cliffs that serve as a home and refuge for seabirds.

Below the winch, there is a beach that you can reach by descending the slopes.