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Important piece of Iceland history!

We had read about Helgafell and its spiritual importance during the Settlement Era, as well as to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AllisonC0511
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Beautiful views of there surrounding country after a brief climb

Probably the best view for the least climbing work or any hill you might climb. Path to the top of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fsdukejr
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Federal Way, Washington
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“easy hike” (4 reviews)
“short walk” (5 reviews)
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Kaldarsel, Stykkisholmur, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read about Helgafell and its spiritual importance during the Settlement Era, as well as to the Sagas. Also, the folklore that visitors who begin at Gudrin's grave, climb up and don't look back can have three wishes granted. We were driving the Snaefellsness...More

Thank AllisonC0511
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best view for the least climbing work or any hill you might climb. Path to the top of the 250 hill is broken rock and has been improved but is rough walking on the stones. Not recommended without sturdy shoes or hiking boots....More

Thank fsdukejr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hill is very important in Icelandic folklore, but for a visitor with not much knowledge, it is just a pretty hill climb.

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It might irk some to pay to climb a hill but Helgafell has a fantastic view for very little effort. Quaint church nearby and lovely genuine souvenirs in the farm shop manned by the family who own it.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Helgafell is more or less a short walk up a small hill, and the cost is actually steeper than the hike. The story behind it about the three wishes is cute, and we were sure to follow the rules, by being silent and making our...More

Thank mrscindylopez
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Located on a family farm, the top of Helgafell mountain is reached by a 73 meter climb up a steep path. Our guide told us we could have a wish granted at the top if we didn't look back down or talk while hiking up....More

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Short but little steep hike up the mountain gives incredible views of the area. It took us about 15-20 minutes to get up the top. This attraction has a fee for $4 per person and has a small gift store and toilet close to the...More

Thank Tulika_sac
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 10 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
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paccardcj
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!
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