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Helgustadir Spar Mine

Helgustadir, Eskifjordur 735, Iceland
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Leftovers of old glory

There's almost nothing left of this old quarry site, the locals and tourists have taken so much of... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
Thorsteinn_Valur_B
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Mosfellsbaer, Iceland
When you are in the neighbourhood

There are signs at the spot to tell the story about the mine. There are new toilets and a baby... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Daphne v
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Helgustaðir farther along the shore east of the village Eskifjorður, is world-famous. Polarizing light with Iceland spar from here, the 17th century Dutchman Huygens published discoveries on light as a phenomenon of waves. Evidence of former mining, Helgustaðanama, makes a visit worthwhile, note all relics of the area are protected.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good22%
  • Average33%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
24 Dec 2017
“Leftovers of old glory”
14 Jun 2017
“When you are in the neighbourhood ”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Helgustadir, Eskifjordur 735, Iceland
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

There's almost nothing left of this old quarry site, the locals and tourists have taken so much of the zeolites fragments that used to be there that its just a sad reminder of how Icelandic nature is bying exploited by the turistindustry, abused and tramped...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

There are signs at the spot to tell the story about the mine. There are new toilets and a baby changing facility. The view is beautiful when the weather is good.

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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We did a part of trail 6. Supposedly, there should be an interesting sight almost directly at the start of the hike, however we didn't see anything of particular interest. The climb up was quite challenging and there was a very cold wind. Although the...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2016

The mine is situated 8 km to the east of the Eskifjörður. The coastal road is beautiful but If you are based in Eskifjörður then it may be boring to walk 8 km there and 8 km back. I believe that In summer the best...More

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