Arnes is a synonym for an island in river Thjorsa, a
community centre, and a hamlet, which has developed
around the school and the community centre during the last few decades.
The present name of the district is derived from
the name of the island, which was a part of the western bank of the
river until it carved its way around it. The ancient
spring parliament was held on the island and there are numerous ruins of a circular tribunal and dwellings still visible and the topographical names
Parliament Mound and Gallow Cliffs nearby. The island
has been eroded and does not offer any grazings. The ruins on the island have been
declared inviolate. An interesting and beautiful side road passes
through the hamlet north of
the low mountain Midfell and joins the main road just opposite the island Hagaey.
19 km, Sigalda
Landmannalaugar Via crossroads (26/F-225)