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
The director of the National Museum, Kristjan Eldjarn, later
president, proclaimed it one of the most important discoveries from the
Age of Settlement.
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