About place

Flugumýri is an ancient manor in Blönduhlíð, there the chieftan of Ásbirningar lived during the age of the Sturlings. Gizur Þorvaldsson, who later became the only Icelandic Earl, also lived there. In 1253 the enemies of Gizur tried to kill him by burning down his house during wedding feast of his son. Gizur escaped harm by hiding in a barrel of skyr (sour yoghurt) but all of his sons and his wife died.

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