is a farm and was a parsonage
until the 20th century in the Laxa
Valley in the Dalir District.
Nowadays the Reverend, serving four parishes, lives in the
Catholic churches at Hjardarholt were dedicated to John the
The present church was consecrated in 1904.
It is a wooden cross-church, covered with corrugated iron, and
the smallest of such churches designed by architect Rognvaldur Olafsson,
who became the Architect of State.
Its interior has been altered considerably.
Among the valuable assets of the church is a carved, wooden
baptismal and its silver bowl (1964).
to the Laxdaela Saga, Olafur Pa lived at Hjardarholt and his son,
Kjartan, the most important personality of the Saga, was born there.
A man named Viga-Hrappur Sumarlidason lived there, when the farm
was called Hrappsstadir.
After his death and burial, he did not lie still and was a menace
The farm was abandoned until Olafur Pa built his farm there.
Viga-Hrappur was still at large and continued his
misdemeanours until Olafur Pa exhumed his body, burnt it and spread his ashes out at
West Iceland Saga