Crystal cave (Helgustaðanama)
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Crystal cave (Helgustaðanáma)
Helgustaðanáma is an old Icelandic spar mine, located above the trail leading from Eskifjörður til Vödlavík inlet. It is partially open to visitors and there is good walking path leading up to it.
All removal of the spar is forbidden and the area is a protected nature reserve.
The Icelandic spar is made out of especially pure crystals of calsit. Characteristic for the Icelandic spar in Helgustaðanáma is its size, purity and clarity. The spar was used in telescopes and other technical instruments in times gone by. Icelandic spar can be found in several stone collections and geological museums around the world.
The cache is placed at the end of 80 meters long tunnel, you have to go over small waterfall using ladder (which is there :)).
The cache is hidden under stones. I will recommend you to take headlamp, good shoes and waterproof jacket (it's wet in the mine, water is dripping from the ceiling)
Raq bs fgbar uvyy, pybfr gb jnyy (cubgbuvag)