Chapter 28 - Of Skallagrim's land-taking.

Skallagrim came to land where a large ness ran out into the sea, and above the ness was a narrow isthmus; and there they put out their lading. That ness they called Ship-ness. Then Skallagrim spied out the land: there was much moorland and wide woods, and a broad space between fells and firths, seal-hunting in plenty, and good fishing. But as they spied out the land southwards along the sea, they found before them a large firth; and, turning inwards along this firth, they stayed not their going till they found their companions, Grim the Halogalander and the rest. A joyful meeting was there. They told Skallagrim of his father's death, and how Kveldulf had come to land there, and they had buried him. Then they led Skallagrim to the place, and it seemed to him that thereabouts would be a good spot to build a homestead. He then went away, and back to his shipmates; and for that winter each party remained where they had come to land. Then Skallagrim took land between fells and firths, all the moors out to Seal-loch, and the upper land to Borgarhraun, and southwards to Hafnar-fell, and all that land from the watershed to the sea. Next spring he moved his ship southwards to the firth, and into the creek close to where Kveldulf came to land; and there he set his homestead, and called it Borg, and the firth Borgar-firth, and so too the country-side further up they named after the firth.

To Grim the Halogalander he gave dwelling-place south of Borgar-firth, on the shore named Hvann-eyrr. A little beyond this a bay of no great size cuts into the land. There they found many ducks, wherefore they called it Duck-kyle, and the river that fell into the sea there Duck-kyle-river. From this river to the river called Grims-river, the land stretching upwards between them Grim had. That same spring, as Skallagrim had his cattle driven inwards along the sea, they came to a small ness where they caught some swans, so they called it Swan-ness. Skallagrim gave land to his shipmates. The land between Long-river and Hafs-brook he gave to Ani, who dwelt at Anabrekka. His son was Aunund Sjoni. About this was the controversy of Thorstein and Tongue Odd.

Grani dwelt at Granastead on Digraness. To Thorbjorn Krum he gave the land by Gufu-river upward, and to Thord of Beigaldi. Krum dwelt at Krums-hills, but Thord at Beigaldi. To Thorir Giant and his brothers he gave land upwards from Einkunnir and the outer part by Long-river. Thorir Giant dwelt at Giantstead. His daughter was Thordis Staung, who afterwards dwelt at Stangerholt. Thorgeir dwelt at Earthlongstead.

Skallagrim spied out the land upwards all round the country-side. First he went inwards along the Borgar-firth to its head; then followed the west bank of the river, which he called White-river, because he and his companions had never before seen waters that fell out of glaciers, and the colour of the river seemed to them wonderful.

They went up along White-river till a river was before them coming down from the fells to the north; this they called North-river. And they followed it up till yet again before them was a river bringing down but little water. This river they crossed, and still went up along North-river; then they soon saw where the little river fell out of a cleft, and they called it Cleave-river. Then they crossed North-river, and went back to White-river, and followed that upwards. Soon again a river crossed their way, and fell into White-river; this they called Cross-river. They learnt that every river was full of fish. After this they returned to Borg.

 



28. kafli - Skalla-Grmr nam land.

Skalla-Grmr kom ar at landi, er nes mikit gekk s t ok ei mjtt fyrir ofan nesit, ok bru ar farm af. at klluu eir Knarrarnes.

San kannai Skalla-Grmr landit, ok var ar mrlendi mikit ok skgar vir, langt milli fjalls ok fjru, selveiar gngar ok fiskifang mikit. En er eir knnuu landit sur me sjnum, ok var fyrir eim fjrr mikill, en er eir fru inn me firi eim, lttu eir eigi fyrr ferinni en eir fundu frunauta sna, Grm inn hleygska ok frunauta. Var ar fagnafundr. Sgu eir Skalla-Grmi, at Kveld-lfr var ar til lands kominn ok eir hfu hann jarat. San fylgu eir Skalla-Grmi ar til, ok sndist honum sv sem aan myndi skammt brott, ar er blstaarger g myndi vera.

Fr Grmr brott ok aftr til skipverja sinna, ok stu ar hvrir um vetrinn, sem eir hfu at komit.

nam Skalla-Grmr land milli fjalls ok fjru, Mrar allar t til Selalns ok it efra til Borgarhrauns, en sur til Hafnarfjalla, ok allt at land, er vatnfll deila til sjvar. Hann flutti um vrit eftir skipit sur til fjararins ok inn vg ann, er nstr var v, er Kveld-lfr hafi til lands komit, ok setti ar b ok kallai at Borg, en fjrinn Borgarfjr, ok sv herait upp fr kenndu eir vi fjrinn.

Grmi inum hleygska gaf hann bsta fyrir sunnan Borgarfjr, ar er kallat var Hvanneyri. ar skammt t fr skarst inn vk ein eigi mikil. Fundu eir ar andir margar ok klluu Andakl, en Andakls, er ar fell til sjvar. Upp fr eiri til eirar r, er kllu var Grms, ar milli tti Grmr land.

Um vrit, er Skalla-Grmr lt reka kvikf sitt tan me sj, kmu eir nes eitt ltit ok veiddu ar lftir nkkurar ok klluu lftanes.

Skalla-Grmr gaf land skipverjum snum. na gaf hann land milli Langr ok Hfslkjar, ok bj hann at nabrekku. Sonr hans var nundr sjni. Grmlfr byggi fyrst Grmlfsstum. Vi hann er kennd Grmlfsfit ok Grmlfslkr. Grmr ht sonr hans, er bj fyrir sunnan fjr. Hans sonr var Grmarr, er bj Grmarsstum. Um hann deildu eir orsteinn ok Tungu-Oddr. Grani bj at Granastum Digranesi. orbirni krum gaf hann land upp me Gufu ok ri beigalda. Bj Krumr Krumshlum, en rr at Beigalda. ri urs ok eim brrum gaf hann land upp fr Einkunnum ok it ytra me Lang. rir urs bj ursstum. Hans dttir var rds stng, er bj Stangarholti san. orgeirr bj Jarlangsstum.

Skalla-Grmr kannai land upp um hera, fr fyrst inn me Borgarfiri, til ess er fjrinn raut, en san me nni fyrir vestan, er hann kallai Hvt, v at eir frunautar hfu eigi st fyrr vtn au, er r jklum hfu fallit. tti eim in undarliga lit. eir fru upp me Hvt, til ess er s var fyrir eim, er fell af norri fr fjllum. klluu eir Norr ok fru upp me eiri , til ess er enn var fyrir eim, ok var at ltit vatnsfall. Fru eir yfir ok enn upp me Norr, s brtt, hvar in litla in fell r gljfrum, ok klluu Gljfr. San fru eir yfir Norr ok fru aftr enn til Hvtr ok upp me henni. Var enn brtt , s er vers var, fyrir eim ok fell Hvt. klluu eir ver. eir uru ess varir, at ar var hvert vatn fullt af fiskum. San fru eir t aftr til Borgar.


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