estate Bru, one of the largest of the country, is the innermost farm of
the Glacial Valley (Jokuldalur), just west of the glacial river Jokulsa
During the centuries it was the site of a prayer chapel until a
church was built there in 1892.
This church was moved to farm Eiriksstadir in 1912.
A cable carrier across the glacial river served the people of the
area until the present bridge was built in 1953, when the people of the
Hrafnkel's Valley eventually became road connected.
Trails and tracks for 4wd vehicles radiate into the interior from
of them passes Lake Saenautavatn
(Saenautasel, reconstructed farm) to the previously main road around the
If continued straight west it joins the main track
The more southerly tracks pass through Valley Laugarvellir and
along the Hafrahvammar Canyons.
This track continues to the west, i.e. to the Valley of the
Graylag Geese and the River Kreppa bridge.
In 1494, all the people of farm Bru abandoned the farm to escape
the plague and built a farm at Dyngja in
There they stayed one year and then built another farm on
Anavatn and called it Netsel.
A weather observations station was installed at farm Bru in 1957.
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