Skrauma, a river to the west of the Hörðudalsá river, flowing through narrow gorges. Legend has it that the son of the giantess Skrauma drowned in the river, at which she laid this curse on it, that 20 men should perish there. In 1806 a father and son from Gauta­­staðir were the 18th and 19th people to drown in Skrauma.