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Helgafell, Stykkisholmur

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Helgafell ("holy mountain") is a small mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of Iceland. The mountain is 73 metres (240 ft) high. A temple in honor of Thor (Þór) was built there by Þórólfr Mostrarskegg, the first settler of the area.

His biography is described in literary form with fictional and mythical elements in Eyrbyggja saga.
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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  • A small and easy hike. Great for the legend and the ‘wishes’. A quick stop worth it. The view is nice too!  more »
  • We stopped here as part of a tour. I did not climb hill because of knees and lack of guard rails. My younger friend did to get her 3 wishes and for amazing views. There is a small gift shop...  more »
  • Iceland has many better places on offer. If I would be Thor, I would turn around in my heavenly grave. Not worth it.
  • Nice little hill but you have to pay 400isk to climb a hill. Not worth it.
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