Glaumbær, a farm, church and parsonage. There is a monument by the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson in memory of Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir and her son Snorri Þorfinnsson, the first European born west of the Atlantic. Late in life, Guðríður travelled to Rome, after which she became a nun and hermit in Glaumbær. Guðríður may rightly be considered the greatest Icelandic woman traveller before this century.
One of Iceland’s few remaining turf farms is there, mainly from the 19th century with some older parts, protected and now the site of the Skagafjörður heritage museum. In the keeping of the National Museum since 1947.