Húnaflói

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Húnaflói

(ho͞o`näflō'ē) or

Huna Bay

(ho͞o`nä), inlet of the Greenland Sea, c.60 mi (100 km) long and 30 mi (50 km) wide, NW Iceland, between the Vestfjarða and Skagafjarða peninsulas. It has several fishing ports.

Húnaflói

 

a bay on the northern coast of Iceland; part of the southern Greenland Sea. Húnaflói is 100 km long; it is 40 km wide at its mouth and reaches a maximum width of 60 km. The maximum depth is 217 m. The bay’s numerous inlets include Hunafjörður (with the lagoon of Hóp), Steingrimsfjörður, and Hrútafjörður. The shores are high and steep. Tides are semidiurnal and have a range of approximately 2 m. Fishing settlements and fish-processing plants are situated along the shores.

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The coastal town of Skagastrond is located in northwestern Iceland by Hunafloi bay.
He has fewer vessels and fewer men than Kolbeinn, but in the naval battle that takes place in the huge bay called Hunafloi in northwestern Iceland he is nevertheless victorious.