Hlíðarendi, a farm and church, long a manor farm, one of the most famous in Iceland. It was the home of Gunnar Hámundarson of Njáls saga. Also the birthplace of Bishop Þorlákur helgi (St. Thorlak), and the childhood home of the poet Bjarni Thorarensen (1786–1841). In the 17th century it was the home of Gísli Magnússon (1621–96), who experimented with gardening and grain–farming, and imported and planted Caraway (Carum carvi) which now grows wild in many parts of Iceland.