Bergtorshvoll is a church site in the West Landeyjar County. The
churches at Akurey and Kross belong to the parish. River Affall
flows a short distance to the east. Old ruins can still be
detected, i.e. a wall around a field.
The Saga of Njall the wise is the most read and most popular saga of
the country. Among other interesting chapters is the story of
the bloody vengeance following the slaying of the hero Gunnar
Hamundarson, which was carried out by Njal's sons. This brought
100 of their enemies to their father's farm, which they set on fire to
kill the three sons, Grimur, Helgi and Skarphedinn. Only one
man, Njal's son in law Kari, escaped. He then continued carrying
out the blood feud until he eventually reached reconciliation with the
last arsonist and married his daughter.
Archaeological excavations at farm Bertorshvoll have not yet revealed
anything pointing to a fire in the year 1011. Traces of a fire
in 1100 have to do with a separate outhouse. Farm Bergtorshvoll
was declared inviolate.
(Saga trail South Iceland)