Laugarvatnsvellir, dry flatlands to the east of Reyðarbarmur. Two caves on the west side of the flats were often used to house sheep but were the home of people during the first decades of this century. A young couple lived there in 1910–11 and had an “inn” in a tent near by. It was again inhabited in 1918 by a single man who lived there for a year and a married couple who stayed until 1922. During that time they had a daughter and the husband delivered the baby himself. Afterwards he had to travel far, through deep snow that closed all paths, to fetch the midwife. Everything went well and the daughter is the only living Icelander to have been born and lived in a cave. South of Laugarvatnsvellir are Beitivellir, an old resting place.