Bergljót’s three children
Hallgrímur Helgason grew up at farm Þorbrandsstaðir, where in early 1900 three siblings drowned in an icy pond. As a young man Hallgrímur met Bergljót, the mother of the three children, and remebers her as a dignified and compassionate lady. In 1940 renowned Icelandic writer Gunnar Gunnarsson wrote about the occurrence in his book Heiðarharmur. The people in Vopnafjörður found it hard to accept how freely Gunnarsson treated the facts about this tragic event.