Stori Holmur was an estate in the Leira County. Probably Steinunn the Old, an aunt of Ingolfur Arnarson, the first Norwegian settler, lived there.
Farm Leira in county Leirar and Melasveit was a church site and a mansion for a long period. after 1630, it was the seat of the governor of West Iceland, Arni Oddsson (1592-1665), and his successor, Bauka Jon, took over in 1666. He lead a colourful life as an official until 1672.