Möðrudalur, a farm on Efra–Fjall (469 m) situated at a higher altitude than any other farm in Iceland; also one of the most isolated. The present church was built by the farmer Jón Stefánsson, who painted the altar–piece himself. From Möðrudalur there is a very good view of the surrounding mountains, especially the majestic Herðubreið, 1682 m in height, is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland. An indication of the isolated character of the farm is the tale of a traveller who stayed there overnight in 1814. According to him, the farmer had six grown–up children who had never been to another farm even though the oldest of them was married and a parent of three children.