History and curios in Húsafell

Posted on June 1, 2009 by

The first testimony about this place is mentioned in the Eyrbyggja Saga and date the birth of Húsafell back to the 1170, since when there’s proof of the existence of the church. Many books tell instead that the construction of the house of the Rev. Snorri Björnsson dates 1757.

In Húsafell you may visit the ruins of  an old mill and a stone wall that used to run along the mountain from the top till the mill. They were built by the owners of the farms nearby: they were used to go down to the valley till the mill to grind the corn.

Moreover you can visit a traditional farm built with peat, that dates back to 1902; as well as some works of the artists Ásgrímur Jónsson and Páll Guðmundsson, and some palces related to the Story of the Rev. Snorri Björnsson. It is very odd to see a old trap for foxes, that although dates back to the XVII century, it is still working.

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