Farm Saudafell and former church site is situated in the Middalir
Valleys in the Dalir District at the foot of a synonymous mountain.
According to the Sturlunga Saga, the ancestor of the Sturlunga
dynasty, lived there.
Once the Vatnsfiord dynasty attacked his farm in January 1229,
when he was away, plundered and disgraced the people.
Three years later, the brothers of the Vatnsfiord dynasty were
travelling in past Sturla’s farm.
He became aware of that, went after them and killed them for
the 16th century bishop Jon Arason, his two sons and other
followers were visiting Saudafell.
His archenemy, Dadi Gudmundsson of farm Snoksdalur got the news
of his presence there.
He gathered an army of men, went to Saudafell and seized the
father and sons prisoners.
He took them to Skalholt, the bishopric of the southern see,
where they were beheaded January 7th 1550 by