Myrká, (“Dark river”) a farm and a church until 1910 and parsonage till 1850. Connected with one of best known ghost stories of Icelandic folklore, Djákninn á Myrká (“The Deacon of Myrká”). It tells how the deacon at Myrká had invited the young woman Guðrún, from another farm, to the Christmas festivities at Myrká. Unfortunately, he drowned in the river Hörgá and was buried at Myrká the week before Christmas. Despite this, he came riding to her farm, where they had not heard of his death, put her behind him on the horse and set off for Myrká. As they rode the moon shone on the back of his head so Guðrún could see his white skull under his hat. She realised she was riding with a dead man, but gave no sign until they reached Myrká, where the deacon tried to drag her into his grave, which he had left open to go on this journey. She managed to get hold of the rope of the lych–gate bell and ring it, and he fell into the grave. The churchyard at Myrká is still well–maintained, and there is still a bell in the lych–gate, as in the folk–tale.