Skriða, (“Landslide”) an ancient manor farm west of the Hörgá river, formerly called Langahlíð. The name was changed after it was buried by a landslide in 1397, in which 16 people lost their lives, including the farmer, Hrafn Bótólfsson, local governor. Early in the 19th century it was the home of Þorlákur Hallgrímsson (1754–1846) of Skriða. He was a pioneer in horticulture and forestry. Some of the trees he planted are still standing.