During the centuries, bridle paths between the bays Seydisfjordur and Reydarfjordur, crossed at the Midhus farm. Late in the 19th century, a still standing guesthouse was built there. In 1980, 41 pieces of silver, weighing about 650g, were discovered there. The director of the National Museum, Kristjan Eldjarn, later president, proclaimed it one of the most important discoveries from the Age of Settlement.
About a decade later the authenticity of the silver jewellery was disputed and some people claimed it was a forgery. It took the family at Midhus several years to clear its name.
East Iceland Saga Trail