Rif, a village which was once the most important fishing and trading centre on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It is again gaining importance with the recent building of a new harbour and the resultant growth in the fishing industry.
In 1467 English buccaneers killed the local governor, Björn Þorleifsson, but his widow Ólöf took dreadful revenge.
This supposedly included getting the King of Denmark to wage war on England, making her the only Icelander to be responsible for a war between nations.
Björnssteinn, the stone where Björn was slain, can still be seen.
Near by there is a monument with information about the landing place at Rif which was used by fishermen in medieval times.