Dverghamrar has always been a popular rest stop for travellers, local ones as well as those that come from further away. Before the invasion of cars and fences Dverghamrar was considered an excellent resting place for both man and horse. A brook ran by the Cliffs, Crow’s Brook, where the horses were allowed to quench their thirst while the riders themselves rested in the grass, enjoying the sun and western breeze. If there was a photographer among the travellers, people sometimes gathered by the columnar basalt to have their picture taken often with the waterfall at Foss in the background.
In those days there was a fold situated in the center of the Cliffs, piles of rock between its edges making it the perfect natural fence. One can still see remnants from this fold which was undoubtedly one of the more impressive ones of its time with both Foss on Síða and Fossálar glistening on sunny days. It is easy and interesting to imagine the sheep gatherers approaching Dverghamrar in the June roundup.
The women along with the older people and children standing guard by the Cliff’s edges while the fold was slowly filling with lambs and sheep awaiting to be sheared. Undoubtedly there were lively conversations by the fold, snuff tobacco and cold bottled coffee, perhaps mixed with something a little stronger. Later, it was only the tourist buses that made a stop by Dwarf Cliffs, the kids at Foss gathering to watch the tourists approach. Grass grows behind the fence, slowly erasing the fold ruins as well as the path in front of the Cliffs.
On a beautiful day Dverghamrar is a regular paradise and not to be missed.
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