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Wonderful hike from the tiny fishing town of stykkisholmur

I hiked 2 hours from my hostel in Stykkisholmur to reach this small hill . The climb is hardly a... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2015
Calcutta, West Bengal, India

I went to Helgafell hill on a windy and grey summer day (how weird for Iceland?!). The bad weather... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2015
Victoria P
Verona, Italy
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“holy mountain” (7 reviews)
“easy hike” (4 reviews)
“short walk” (5 reviews)
Kaldarsel, Stykkisholmur, Iceland
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

I hiked 2 hours from my hostel in Stykkisholmur to reach this small hill . The climb is hardly a ten minute one but the view from the top is quite grand! It was very windy and scenic. The locals say, that if you can...More

1  Thank ananya87
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I went to Helgafell hill on a windy and grey summer day (how weird for Iceland?!). The bad weather wasn't able to ruin the gorgeous and breathtaking experience, which I enjoyed with friends and my partner. The most intriguing moment was when I was told...More

1  Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 23 October 2015

On the way into Stykkisholmur , this is a great little walk to get your bearings. From the top the views are fantastic and the short walk down to the church is worthwhile too. Don't forget to walk in silence, face only forwards and keep...More

Thank hergest
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We went here before entering Stykkisholmur. This one is a nice church but just a church to be honest. Nothing special and go here just incase you feel like upon entering Stykkisholmur

Thank Royi S
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Summitting Mt. Helgafell is a nice, quick stop on your way in or out of Stykkisholmur. Be sure not to tell anyone the three wishes you make at the top!

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Stopped in the information center and learned about this quick and easy hike that come with a perk 3 wishes, so long as you follow the rules. Great views on top. Although this is an easy climb be careful as it can be slippery, saw...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This was a good place to get out and stretch our legs. A slight climb to the top about 20 min max. Great view once you reach the top

1  Thank BillJKnight
Reviewed 15 July 2015

A sweet little mountain, an easy ten minute climb with a great view of Stykkisholmur and the snow covered mountains. A sacred Viking mountain with a later christian church ruin on top.

Thank Rich4311
Reviewed 9 July 2015

You must follow a set of rules and then you will be granted 3 wishes. 1. Find the grave of Gudrun in the white fenced in area of the church. Circle it 3 times. 2. Pass through the threshold and begin your ascent of the...More

3  Thank Justin G
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Trying to live the legend by ascend the Helgafell on its strict rules in order to assure the wishes come true was a great fun if nothing else. However, please be warned that even the climb is relatively short but can be slippery when wet....More

2  Thank Charn P
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14 February 2015|
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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!