First dusting of the season.
The site of Úlfljótsvatnskirkja dates back to the settlement era, the current structure was built in 1914.
The provenance is explained below by Börkur Hrólfsson (“Emperor of Northern Lights”):
Úlfur is wolf and ljótur is today ugly, but in the old days it meant facial expressions. So the first lawspeaker in Iceland was Úlfljótur, meaning “looking like a wolf” rather than “ugly like a wolf.” The lake which the church overlooks is Úlfljótsvatn. His father originally owned the lake and the surroundings (got it as a price for finding the location for Alþingi at Þingvellir). But he died very soon after and his son Úlfljótur inherited it. So the name means, “The church (kirkja) at the lake (vatn) of Úlfljótur.”