The Cuckoo ‘s Headland

Gaukshöfði literally means “Cockoo’s Headland”, but is actually named after Gaukur Trandilsson who is thought to have lived in the 10th century, at the farm Stöng, which was uncovered during archaeological excavations in 1939. Gaukur is thought to have been killed on the headland. I had planned to revisit Stöng, but it is too early in the year and the road is still closed. Here are some photos of the site from my visit there in 2011.

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