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Helgafell í Helgafellssveit 0460.jpg
Highest point
Elevation73 m (240 ft)
Coordinates65°02′33″N 22°43′40″W / 65.0426°N 22.7279°W / 65.0426; -22.7279Coordinates: 65°02′33″N 22°43′40″W / 65.0426°N 22.7279°W / 65.0426; -22.7279
Helgafell is located in Iceland

Helgafell (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈhɛlkaˌfɛtl̥], "holy mountain") is a small mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of Iceland. The mountain is 73 metres (240 ft) high. A temple in honor of Thor (Þór) was built there by Þórólfr Mostrarskegg, the first settler of the area. His biography is described in literary form with fictional and mythical elements in Eyrbyggja saga.[1]

Helgafell also appears in the Laxdæla saga as the location where the heroine Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir last lived and is supposedly where she is buried. [2] [3] [4]


  1. ^ Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. "Holy Mt. Helgafell on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula". guidetoiceland.is. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Helgafell Holy Mountain". west.is. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir". medievalwomanscompanion. Retrieved Nov 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir". hurstwic.org. Retrieved Nov 1, 2019.