Oddi, in the fields of the Rangá, is a major historic site. It first became famous around the middle of the 11th Century, when a church was built there, and thus is one of the oldest church sites in Iceland. In the year 1078, Sćmundur the Learned became priest of Oddi. He had studied for the clergy in France (at the Sorbonne). Sćmundur established a school at Oddi, which is believed to have stood for two centuries. Among other eminent Icelanders who studied at the Oddi school was Snorri Sturluson, the father of Icelandic historiography. The most famous of the Oddi priests in more recent centuries was one of the national poets: the Rev. Matthías Jochumsson, who served at Oddi from 1880 to 1886. His poems and psalms are among the best 19th Century Icelandic literature has to offer and include the text of the national anthem Ó Guđ vors lands (“Our Country’s God”, 1874). From Oddi there is a good, extensive view across the fields of the Rangá and, in clear weather, it is well worth climbing the hill Gammabrekka and enjoying the beauty of the surrounding mountains. The current Oddi church was erected in 1924 and has recently been comprehensively restored.
Stóra-Mörk the a farm of one of Njala´s historical persone Ketill Sigfússon and his wife Ţorgerđur Njálsdóttir around the year 1000.
In Stóra-Mörk 3 is now a dairy and a sheep farm and a farm holiday guesthouse open all year round
Snorkeling Silfra, a rift in the lake Thingvellir is the ultimate experience on your stay in Iceland. Something out of the ordinary! The water is between 2 and 4°C cold and is the clearest on this planet. You will be snorkeling right between the American and the European continents. We will provide you with dive dry suits and thermo undergarments that will keep you warm and comfortable.