Bóla, a farm where the poet Hjálmar Jóns­son (1796–1875), lived for some time and from which he got his name, Bólu–Hjálmar. A memorial to him has been erected by the road. The farm is named for the slave–woman, possibly a giantess, Bóla from Silfrastaðir, who escaped and hid in the rocky canyon Bólugil above the farm, from where she made ­forays to steal farmers’ crops and cattle until she was finally killed by Skelj­ungur, the shepherd (and later ghost, see above) at Silfrastaðir. The canyon is very rugged with many waterfalls, some of which can be seen from the road.