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Bóndavarða - Farmers Chairn Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 12/02/2012
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Geocache Description:

A view over Djúpivogur and surroundings from Bóndavarða located on the rocks east of Djúpivogur. From Bóndavarða there is a beautiful view in all directions and the perfect place to take photos of the pyramid shaped Búlandstindur.


A tragedy to go down in local history was the plundering by marauders from North Africa, who rowed into Djúpivogur at sunrise on June 6, 1627. Most of the first people they caught and bound had still been asleep. Everyone found at the harbour and nearby farms was herded along; only one boy escaped and managed to warn other residents on the south shore of Berufjörður to run for their lives. Those fleeing escaped over the pass Berufjarðarskarð at the innermost end of the fjord, so that the pillagers continued driving their unfortunate flock along the north coast of the fjord, finally sailing away from near the farm Berunes, but only to stop once more for robbery in the next fjord south, Hamarsfjörður. Over a hundred slaves were taken away from these parts, rendering the area sad and forsaken for years. Remaining citizens built the cairn Bóndavarða and for a long time kept watch at that lookout point just above the village, which was also used by the British for surveying the ocean during World War II.

Djúpivogur is a small town with a population of about 370 people. It is located on the east of Iceland near the island Papey and the fjord Berufjörður. It is known for it´s unique location in between the rocks and their rich fishing industry.

The cache is situated at the top of the hill that is easy accesible by foot or car. It´s a 10-15 minute walk from the local Hótel Framtíð.
From this hill you will have an amazing view over the town i grew up in with the pyramid shaped Búlandstindur in the background.

The coordinates might be slightly off as they were registered by phone.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur uvqvat cynpr vf ivfvoyr sebz gur ivrjcbvag, snpvat gbjneqf gur Oóaqnineðn. Lbh qba´g unir gb pyvzo vg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)