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Kaldarsel, Stykkisholmur, Iceland
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We drove to this "holy mountain" only to find out that it costs $8 to climb up a hill. Seems pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camas C
Kapaa, Hawaii
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We climbed to the top of Helgafell (Holy Mountain) which is s steep hill for me. At the top you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kaldarsel, Stykkisholmur, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 27 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

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 22 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 19 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 22 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
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Hello, I would like to know how long is the hike? Please I will be driving there, but have many thing to and see, and I just want to know if I can include the walk to the top. Thank you so much, Christophe
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!