Saxa Sea geysir

About 3 kilometres east of the village Stodvarfjordur, you will find the Saxa sea geysir.
Saxa (the Grinder) is a perforated cliff, inside of a Dike.
When the winds blow from the east/south-east, the swelling waves of the Atlantic

penetrate the cliff ceaselessly. This creates a vacuum and immense pressure,

resulting in spectacular eruptive splashes, which fling seaweed, algae, and driftwood, minced by the force of the ocean, high into the air.

The name Saxa (The Grinder) derives from the fact that all things that Saxa spews up into the air have been torn into pieces.

Note that Saxa only erupts in certain weather conditions, when the wind has been blowing from the east

For information on current wind directions, visit 

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