The name Hotel Vos

Once, Þykkvibær was surrounded with water. That was before Djúpósstífla, (a dam) was made in 1922. A well known poet and a priest Matthías Jocumsson said about people in Þykkvabæ: „Þeir þóttu þrifamenn, vinnugarpar hinir mestu og þoldu VOS flestum fremur.“ That means that the people in Þykkvbæ were neat, energetic workers and had more tolerance for water than other people“. That is where the name comes from.

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