Lambhus was an outlying farm from the estate
Bessastadir on the Alftanes peninsula. The first official observations
in this country of the celestial sky were carried out there.
In the year 1772
Eyjolfur Johnsonius was constituted astronomer but did not accomplish
much, because he died in 1775. Then the Norwegian student Rasmus
Lievog took over in 1780. He researched the magnetic deviation, the
tides and drew geodetic maps of the surrounding area, the capital area
as well. The observatory was abandoned when he moved away in 1805.