Junkaragerdi was a farm just north of the Hafnaberg Cliffs. Its name was probably derived from 12-18 foreigners, who lived there, and were called “Junkers”. They were said to be heavy drinkers, strong men, and womanizers. The neighbours wanted to get rid of them, and one night they damaged the rowlocks of their boats. The Junkers went fishing in the early morning and during the day they encountered bad weather and the rowlocks broke. The Junkers then supported the oars with their knees and got back home. The next time their oars were sawn half through and the saw marks were hidden. This time they did not return.
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