is located in County Breiduvikurhreppur, near Hotel Budir. The view
from Oxl is excellent on a fine day.
One of the very few serial killers
of Iceland, Axlar-Bjorn, lived at Oxl. He probably killed 18 people for
their belongings and threw their bodies into a small lake close to the
farm. Eventually he was seized and sentenced to dismemberment and death
to the Book of Settlements, Asmundur Atlason spent his senior years at
Oxl after having lived at farm Langaholt. His wife, Thora, had a public
house constructed across the main route and offered everybody
refreshments. The farmer was buried with his slave and soon started
complaining about the company, which lead to the removal of the slave
from the burial mound.
West Iceland Saga