Road #1 lies through the whole area. There
are many attractions and important historical sites
in the South (The Book of Settlements, Njal's Saga and Sturlunga Saga).
Recreational activities on offer are very varied and interesting.
ICELANDIC SAGA BY CLICKING THE MAP OR BELOW
Legends and ancient saga
from Book of
The first bridge was built in 1895.The
Book of Settlements explains the denomination of the river.
Eastern and Western Kirkjubaer (Church Farm) is located in the
centre of County Rangarvellir. During the Saga Period it was one
of the important stages of events of the Saga of Njall the Wise.
Continue to Hella and stop at
Aegissida. is a farm on River Ytri-Ranga opposite to the small
town Hella in the Southwestern Lowlands. In the home fields
around the houses are 12 manmade caves in the undulating,
hyaloclastite landscape. then to
ruins. According to the cronology of the Njal’s Saga the arson was
committed in 1011.
Hlidarendi is a farm and a church
site in the Fljotshlid County. The settler of the Fljotshlid Area
was Baugur Raudsson. He lived at Hlidarendi.
Gunnarsholt was named after Gunnar Baugson, grandfather Gunnar
from Hlidarendi, how lived there,
According to the Book of Settlement
Farm Bergthorshvoll is
also the domicile of a Lutheran Reverend in County West
Oddi was a manor and a parsonage as well as
one of the most important centres of culture and education in the
Keldur is a farm and
a church site in the Rangarvellir County. According to the
Njal's Saga, the farmer Ingjaldur Holskuldsson occupied Keldur
around the year 1000.
Stora Hof this estate is located
near River Eastern Ranga in District Rangarvellir. The first
settler of the area, Ketill Haengur Thorkelsson, claimed the area
between the rivers Thjorsa and Markarfljot for himself, and later
parted it to other noble settlers.
Thingskalar is an ancient place
of the assembly of the district parliament of Rangarvellir, just
east of River Ytri-Ranga.
Einhyrningur, According to the “Book of Settlements”, those
plains were settled by Sighvatur the Red.
The mountain „Thrihyrningur“
towers over „Fljotshlid“
The story says that the
reconciliation was out at the Parliament at Thingvellir, after the
killing of Hoskuldur and no way out except revenge.
Farm Eyvindarmuli in Fljotshlid
County was a church site. During
the Sturlunga Era, the farm was among the manors of the Oddaverjar
dynasty, and during the earlier part of the 16th century,
Holmfridur Erlendsdottir the Wealthy lived there.
It derives its name from the Island Archipelago off the south
The Vestman Islands.
Thjorsa river where first bridge
was built in 1895. The Book of Settlements explains the
denomination of the river.
Stop at waterfall
In river Thorsa The Book of Settlements explains the denomination
of the river: " A man named Thorarinn, the son of Thorkell
from Alvidra, the son of Hallbjorn Hordukappi, sailed into
the estuaries of Thjorsa and did not remove the carved
bull's head from the prow of his ship".
The Baugsstadir farm near Stokseyri
was named after the settler Baugur, who spent his first
winter in Iceland there before he built his permanent farm
in the Ranga Area
Thuridarbud in Stokseyri hamlet
is a replica of the former fishermen’s accommodations and storage
space, which depicts a part of the work conditions of the
fishermen and named after the only female foreman in Iceland.
In Stokseyri is also a
you can visit!
Kaldadarnes was and still is
a large estate just east of River Olfusain
the Floi County.
One of the oldest sources relating to it is the ferry deed
granting the estate the ferry rights between Kaldadarnes and
Hjalli is a farm and a church site in the
Olfus County. Around the year 1000 it was occupied by one of the
wisest and most learned chieftains of the country,
Returning back to
Reykjavik through the Threngsli lava plateau between the mountains to
Sod farms and churches In