Laxá

Laxá, a river flowing from Laxárdalur, which turns into Enda­lausi­dalur, reaching east into the Lón district. By the farm Hólmur at the top of Laxárdalur, in 1996, an old grave was discovered and excavations carried out near the ruins of a farm from the Viking age. This has given rise to theories that the site also contains the ruins of a temple or house of sacrifice; however, scholars differ in their opinions regarding this. Should the theory prove correct this would be the first time that a place of sacrifice from the Viking age is found in Iceland and indeed in the entire Nordic Region.