Skipalón

Skipalón, the outermost farm on the east side of the Hörgárdalur valley. Made famous in the early 19th century by Þorsteinn Daníelsson (1786–1882), a builder who was also very enterprising in farming and fishing. The buildings he erected at Skipalón are still standing. Lónsstofa, a log built home dating from 1824, now plastered, in the keeping of the National Museum since 1986, and Smíðahús (Smithy), a tarred wooden building from 1843, in the keeping of the museum since 1985.