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Vesturland 3 - The holy mountain

A cache by butl (adopted from Team Hekla) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/08/2009
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Please be aware, that the landowner of this mountain started to charge people 400 ISK to climb up. So if you want to log this cache, you will need to pay the fee. I am sorry for that and I also want to state that I am not affiliated with the landowner.


If you drive on the road 58 to Stykkishólmur you'll find a few km before a road on the right sight leading to Helgafell, the holy mountain. In the Eyrbyggia Saga the mountain was named Helgafell by Pórólfur which means "holy mountain". Nobody was allowed to look at the mountain without being washed. Today it is said, if you climb up the mountain without looking backwards a wish will become true. From the top of the mountain you'll enjoy a wonderful view over the islands of Hvammfjördur.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ba gbc bs gur zbhagnva va gur bhgre fgbar jnyy snpvat gur gbc bs gur zbhagnva. Pybfr gb gur obggbz. Frr fcbvyre cvpgherf.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)