Bær, a farm, often the seat of the local sheriff. In the 17th century the sub–governor Þorleifur Kortsson (1615 – 1698) lived there. He was notorious for the number of people he had burnt for witchcraft. His son Hannes was historian to the King, and was sent to Iceland to collect sagas and manuscripts. He was lost at sea in 1682 along with all the manuscripts.