We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice views!

You have to pay 400isk to enter the trail because it is on private property. Can park is free... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Great views

You can get lucky charm by not talking when climbing the hill and it helped we were very lucky... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Read all 137 reviews
All photos (118)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“holy mountain”(7 reviews)
“great view”(7 reviews)
“easy hike”(4 reviews)
Kaldarsel, Stykkisholmur, Iceland
Reviews (137)
Filter reviews
94 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsholy mountaingreat vieweasy hikeshort walksmall hillicelandic folklorefollow the rulesprivate propertydegree viewevery directionsnaefellsnes peninsulawishesgraveruinssummitsilenceclimb
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 94 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Helgafell as a short detour from Stykkishólmur during my drive of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It is on private property, so there is a small 400 ISK fee towards the maintenance of the parking lot and the trail. The two ladies at the service...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to pay 400isk to enter the trail because it is on private property. Can park is free though. The trail is relatively easy if you are fit

Thank lolikia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get lucky charm by not talking when climbing the hill and it helped we were very lucky during our trip in Iceland

2  Thank HollandWanderer
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Entrance fee 400 kr just to hike 320m up on a hill? Those Icelandic people have to learn that tourists won't pay for every stupid stuff.

Thank Svenja S
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Helgafell is very a short hike, beautiful story and the view is extraordinary, but the staff were very rude. Will not recomend this to anybody. They totally ruined the experience.

1  Thank Kristjón H
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

It's a cultural quirk, like kissing the blarney stone, but a bit more walking. I'd go again and take friends or family, but it is not a must see. Fairly quick, off the beaten path and not too crowded. Just keep uour expectations modest and...More

1  Thank Erich K
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Walking up from the tomb to the old chapel remains, never looking back and making your 3 wishes looking east. Time to think about what really matters and when you get to the top a breathtaking view at 360 degrees. Worth the 3-4€ you have...More

Thank Alemma11
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We walked up Helgafell early in the morning so had the ‘mountain’ to ourselves. Nice views of th area on a clear day and an interesting saga about local heroine.

Thank jac_knight
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This is a bit strenuous on the way up and a little treacherous on the way down but well worth it. The view is spectacular. Don't look backwards on the way up, go silently and make a wish at the top. Then take time to...More

Thank readerboehm
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

A must see. It is 400 kr. The story is, you walk up (about 7mins), don't look back, when you get up walk onto the monastery, face east and make 3 wishes. Make sure you don't share your wishes with anyone. After walking up, just...More

1  Thank Obianuju M
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jean R | Reviewed this property |
It's a very small mountain, and the car park is right at the base. 10 minutes up, 10 minutes at the top to look at the view, 10 minutes down!