Skrúður Island rises steeply out of the sea in Fáskrúðsfjörður.
In the island is a large cave where fishermen stayed during the fishing season, on their way to the south. The lush vegetation, which hardly loses its green color during winter is richly fertilized by the myriad of birds nesting there. People collected eggs and hunted birds every year on the island, and still do.
Legends say there were three giants brothers living in the East, one of them in Skrúður, the other in Streitishvarf and the last in Papey.