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Tiny Iceland town at the end of the peninsula

Primarily a fishing village. There are a couple of small hotels and restaurants. You can get gas... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Dianne D
Tulsa, Oklahoma
via mobile
Great View

We climbed to the top of Helgafell (Holy Mountain) which is s steep hill for me. At the top you... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Kaldarsel, Stykkisholmur, Iceland
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Our local guide told us before walking up: Think of three wishes - for someone else Do not speak while walking up Do not look back while walking up Keep thinking of your wishes as you ascend When you reach the top, whisper your wishes...More

Thank TXReddawg
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This place is a easy hike, a way to spend 30 minutes traveling between towns in the peninsula. You can express three wishes when you reach the top ( but you need to follow certain rules)! There is a small fee to pay (kids are...More

Thank busterMilan_Italy
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We had read about Helgafell online so we were looking out for the turn on the road. It was a lot closer to Stykkisholmur than we expected - just minutes away. We had read the story about the place and wanted to check it out....More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Primarily a fishing village. There are a couple of small hotels and restaurants. You can get gas here which is incredibly crucial out on the peninsula! Fast stop when you're passing through

Thank Dianne D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We really enjoyed this one. I silently hiked up, thinking of my wishes. The hike is not overwhelming, which is good as I am not much of a mountain climber. The ruins at the top are interesting and the views in every direction were spectacular....More

Thank 932alicep
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We drove to this "holy mountain" only to find out that it costs $8 to climb up a hill. Seems pretty rediculous.

Thank Camas C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 you have no problems climbing steep hills, you...More

Thank 480teresa
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

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 can check out the local stories...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016

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. A viewing disc at the top makes it...More

4  Thank RCSColumbus
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

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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!