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Old holy place, if you have postive mindset you can make three wishes

Nice place to stop before Stykkisholmur. Dont forget to put some money in the collection box... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Reykjavik, Iceland
Definitely worth a climb

An fairly easy 5-10 minute walk sees you at the top of Helgafell which on a clear day has stunning... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Jess R
Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“holy mountain” (7 reviews)
“easy hike” (4 reviews)
“short walk” (5 reviews)
Kaldarsel, Stykkisholmur, Iceland
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nice place to stop before Stykkisholmur. Dont forget to put some money in the collection box. You stop car and walk to the grave of Guðrún. From there you walk to the top. You have to have good thoughts in your mind . On the...More

1  Thank UlfarANT
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

An fairly easy 5-10 minute walk sees you at the top of Helgafell which on a clear day has stunning views for miles. Steeped in history it's worth reading up about before you go. If you're heading to Stykkishólmur it's worth the detour.

1  Thank Jess R
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location, but our group was hiking it in the wind and rain. I turned around and went back down. That wind will take your confidence away! Loved the location however, and got some great photos.

1  Thank Jann1953
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Quick little hike with great scenery and views. Worth a 30 min stop. Fairly easy hike for families or individuals

Thank feed0me0seymour
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

A short hike up the mountain. Follow the ruins up the mountain and you will reach the top in a short while. However, be careful during wet weather as the ground could be soft and slippery. The area is scenic with the church. There is...More

2  Thank _maNdY_yDnAM_
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Try to stop here on your way to Stykkisholmur. It's a quick and relatively easy hike for anyone in decent shape. The views are the best you'll get, especially on a nice day

Thank PKBadger
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Since I was there maybe two years ago, they seem to have blocked off the official route up the hill, which should, according to the myth, start at the grave of Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir beside the church. They were probably getting too many tourists prancing through...More

Thank Luke D
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Its a fairly historical mountain (really just a large hill) with an easy hike to the top for great views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Really good way to spend an hour. Highly recommend.

Thank RC30319
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Right off the road into or out of Stykkisholmur, this mountain offers a great explanation of its place in Icelandic history. Has restrooms on site, and the location was not very crowded. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Enjoyed my visit to this church. The folks that live there also sell handmade wool items on the honour system. The caretaker says he speaks no English but it might also be so he isn't totally held up all day by inquisitive visitors! :)

Thank ColBee
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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!