hovel is located a short distance from the church and the farmhouse,
closest to the sea. Originally it was built around 1880 and
counts among the grandest of such houses in Iceland. Its
relatively high side walls are made of stone, the rest of wood, and
the crown is a sod roof. Such hovels were mainly used as depots
for fishing gear and for fish processing, i.e. dried fish. The
hovel has been undir the protection of the National Museum since 1976,
when it was restored.