The inlet of little Hrútafjörður marks the divide between Northwest Iceland and the Westfjords.

As you follow Rte 1 (the Ring Road), you'll encounter Staðarskáli (once known as Brú). No more than a road junction with a big, busy N1 petrol station and cafeteria, Staðarskáli acts as a popular leg-stretching spot for motorists.