Hof is a farm and a former church site on the Alftafjordur Bay.
The Catholic churches were dedicated to The Holy Virgin.
In 1905, the church at Djupivogur became the parish church (built
Hof was originally built by the settler Bodvar the White
Thorleifsson, who “settled in the valleys between the Leiruvogur cove
and Mt. Muli and built a pagan temple at his farm”, according to The
Book of Settlements.
Saga personality, Sidu-Hallur, lived there before he moved to Thvotta,
after his son, Thidrandi, was killed by “the supernatural, dark
Reverend Bjarni Gudmundsson was the last Catholic priest at Hof.
He was the only priest of his deanery to oppose the “new
faith” and denied to adapt to Lutheranism.
He consequently had to resign.
East Iceland Saga Trail