Farmer Hörður Bender is trying to grow a few types of garlic in Austur Landeyjar: last year he harvested one ton of fresh garlic which went directly to the supermarkets and sold out within 24 hours. This year Hörður is trying something different (a new product of garlic salt?) despite the bleak outlook for growing garlic due to the very dry summer season in Europe. Landeyjar (“Land islands”) is the district bordered by the rivers Þverá to the north and Hólsá and Álar to the west and east: mostly flat country, wet and sandy towards the sea, it is divided by the river Affall into Austur– and Vestur–Landeyjar. Read more on Icelandmonitor