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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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  • We climbed to the top of Helgafell (Holy Mountain) which is s steep hill for me. At the top you have a wonderful 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape and mountains. It is quite beautiful. If y...  more »
  • This is a small mountain in the Snaefellsnes peninsula which can be driven up to its base easily. There is a local folklore of it being a sacred place with ruins of an old chapel at the top. Travelers...  more »
  • Well worth the stop on a clear day. The views from the top of the hill are beautiful in every direction, across the fjord and inland beyond a charming church to the gorgeous mountains in the distance....  more »