Helgafell

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This article is about a mountain on Snæfellsnes. For a Vestmannaeyjar volcano of the same name, see Helgafell (volcano).
Helgafell
Helgafell í Helgafellssveit 0460.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 73 m (240 ft)
Coordinates 65°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
Geography
Helgafell is located in Iceland
Helgafell
Helgafell
Iceland

Helgafell ("holy mountain") is a small mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of Iceland. The mountain is 73 metres (240 ft) high, and a temple in honor of Þór was built there by the first settler of the area, Þórólfr Mostrarskegg. Helgafell also appears in the Laxdæla saga as the location where the heroine Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir last lived and is supposedly where she is buried.