Asolfsskali is a farm and a church site at the foothills
of Mts. Eyjafjoll (The Island Mountains).
According to The Book of
Settlements, an Irish Christian, Asolfur alskik arrived in Iceland
and built his lodgings there first. The stream running past his
dwellings abounded in trout and char immediately after his settlement.
Thorgeir Bardarson, the ruler of the area, became aware of this and
drove Asolfur away out of spite and envy. Asolfur moved further west
and a nearby stream yielded no less catch than the first one. Again,
Thorgeir drove him away and he moved still further west, where the
same happened. This time he had to leave Þorgeir’s domain and
Asolfur moved to the farm Ytri-Holmur on the Akranes Peninsula in the
West, where he became a hermit.
One of the rivers cascading down the
sloped of The Island Mountains has been called Ira after his stay in
the area and a nice waterfall in this river, Irafoss, is prominent
from road # 1.
(Saga trail South Iceland)