Sturlureykir is a farm in the Reykholt Valley in the Borgarfjordur District.
One of the farmers, Erlendur Gunnarsson (1853-1919), wanted to
exploit one of the hot springs near his farm for house heating and other
purposes, but they were all on lower ground than the farm houses.
built a concrete cover on top of one of them and pipelined the steam
into his house, where he had also built a special herd of concrete,
where the family could cook all their meals.
He was the first farmer in the area to exploit this source of
energy this way.