Farm Hofdabrekka is the easternmost one in the Myrdalur County, closes to the alluvial plain Myrdalssandur. In earlier times it was a large estate and a church site. Nowadays the owners base their livelihood on tourism and have built a good hotel on the premises (Hotel Katla Keahotel). The Catholic churches at Hofdabrekka were dedicated to St. Olaf, the king of Norway. The last church was deconsecrated in 1929.
In 1660, the farm was swept away by a glacier burst in the wake of an eruption of the volcano Katla. A new farm was built in the higher lying moorlands above the alluvial plain and moved back down in 1964. The farm is also known in connection with one of the most renowned female ghosts of the country, Hofdabrekku-Joka.
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