Helgafell, Stykkisholmur

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Helgafell is a small mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of Iceland. The mountain is 73m high, and a temple in honor of Þór was built there by the first settler of the area, Þórólfr Mostrarskegg. Helgafell also appears in the Laxdæla saga as the location where the heroine Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir last lived and is supposedly where she is buried.
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  • follow the following ritual: climb in silence and don't look back, never at the top make three wishes. If ottemperete the rite with humility will be an awesome experience, but if you don't believe me please don't go there you would just bother you, if you don't get the eyes right you won't see anything.
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  • Helgafell is more or less a short walk up a small hill, and the cost is actually steeper than the hike. The story behind it about the three wishes is cute, and we were sure to follow the rules, by bei...  more »
  • Nice view point for who comes from the South but if you're coming from the East you will have a much more beautiful vantage point had without there 4 isk/press for having to pay.
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  • A perfect detour for those interested in myth and folklore. There's a lot of magic here. Be sure to read the sign with the instructions for the three wishes before hiking up!
  • Short hike up a small mountain that gives you a good view of the area. Nothing truly special but I definitely enjoyed it
  • Small mountain, with a nice view on top.

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