Núpsstaður, the first farm west of Skeiðarársandur. A restored chapel from around 1850 and farmhouses from around 1900 in the­ care of the National Museum. It was extremely difficult to make one’s way across the sands before the rivers were bridged, horseback being the only feasible mode of travel. The most skilled and experienced travellers in the area were known, re­spect­fully, as “water men” and the best hors­es as “water horses”. Núps­­­staðir was the home of the last such water man, the well–known Hannes Jónsson (1880–1968) who carried the post between Síða and Horna­fjörður.