farm is on the northern shore of the Hofís Cove in the Helgafell
The first settler, Thorolfur Mostraskegg Ornolfsson, lived there
and had a temple for his favourite god, Thor, built nearby.
He named the farm after the temple (Hof) and the peninsula
Thorís Peninsula after the god.
He is also believed to have founded the first parliament of the
country, which probably was held regularly every summer on Jonsnes, a
spit of land further west on the cove.
are no visible signs on the surface to confirm the existence of the
temple or the parliament.
Thorolfur was a strong believer in the thunder-god and he also
believed, that he and his relatives would lead their afterlives in the
Holy Mountain (Helgafell).