The Ásahreppur district extends across the western portion of the Holt hillock area toward the river Ţjórsá. It is inhabited by around 140 people, most of whom earn a living from agriculture and associated industry. Highway 1, running through the district, has comprised a bridge across the river Ţjórsá ever since 1895. The site of the bridge is just west of the settlement Ţjórsártún. This was once one of the busiest places in the district. It comprised the sports area of the Skarphéđinn wrestling club, where district tournaments continued to be held until 1969. The district’s inhabitants share their northernmost highland pastures (from the Ţóristungur area north of the river Ţjórsá and down into the valley Nýidalur) with the Outer Rangárţing district. The Ásahreppur council works in close cooperation with the council of Outer Rangárţing on development and management in various areas: school maintenance, medicine, care of the elderly, etc.
Stóra-Mörk the a farm of one of Njala´s historical persone Ketill Sigfússon and his wife Ţorgerđur Njálsdóttir around the year 1000.
In Stóra-Mörk 3 is now a dairy and a sheep farm and a farm holiday guesthouse open all year round
Snorkeling Silfra, a rift in the lake Thingvellir is the ultimate experience on your stay in Iceland. Something out of the ordinary! The water is between 2 and 4°C cold and is the clearest on this planet. You will be snorkeling right between the American and the European continents. We will provide you with dive dry suits and thermo undergarments that will keep you warm and comfortable.