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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  • Visited with our family of 4 (2 young children). They loved the folklore of the area, and we climbed the mountain following the rules (don't look back, and don't talk)! A short 10 minutes to reach the...  more »
  • Stopped for coffee in the picturesque little town and we spotted a whale. There are car park spaces overlooking the sea so a good spot to just stop and take in the sights.  more »
  • Well yes it pays and then? All the whingers will pay well for a church. And well there is a contribution to the family of farmers who own the land where it is this sacred mountain in charge of history. The view is breathtaking, ascension must be done within the rules of the art. Find you.
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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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