Skrúður is a island in the mouth of fjord Fáskrúðsfjörður. It is surrounded by high cliffs accessible only to the bold and brave. On the island there is a sizable cave which was occasionally used as a shelter for sailors making their way southwards. Legends say there were three giant brothers living in East Iceland, one of whom made his home in Skrúður. The Skrúður dweller abducted his wife from the onshore vicarage of Kolfreyjustaður, the local priest´s daughter. Legends relating to their insular existence lived among the sailors who visited the island.