Reykhólar, (pop. 133) one of biggest and richest of manor farms ever since Saga times, having an eventful history. Some 300 skerries and islands. Much geothermal heat. Several powerful and wealthy men have lived there. Birthplace of the poet Jón Thoroddsen (1818–68). Experimental farming station and seaweed processing plant. Reykhólar was said to have rights to all the following natural advantages: seaweed, lumpfish, mussels, angelica, eggs, eider down, reeds, lymegrass, vegetables, berries, puffins, carbon, guillemots, ptarmigan, seals. Fine views.