Skor, west of the mountain Stálfjall along the Skorarhlíðar slopes lay a rough and dangerous route between the Barðaströnd coast and the Rauðisandur district. Lighthouse built 1953 at Skor. Previously a fishing–station, being one of the few landings in the area. Skor is best known in Icelandic history for being the place from which the magistrate and poet Eggert Ólafsson set out on his fatal voyage in the spring of 1768. His wife and all the boat crew perished with him. Eggert is said to have had with him on board the halberd of Gunnar from Hlíðarendi of Njáls saga. Memorial plaque to Eggert at Skor.