Hvítárvellir, a manor farm now and of old, having the best salmonfishing in Borgarfjörður. Often the home of men of influence. At the beginning of the 20th century the home of the French baron Boilleau, one street in Reykjavík, Barónsstígur, being called after him. In 1859 James Ritchie, a Scotsman, established a cannery at Hvítárvellir and operated it for several years. In the old days markets were held at Hvítárvellir, as ships could be sailed that far upstream.