Steinahellir - Hvolsvöllur, Iceland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots
N 63° 32.723 W 019° 43.616
27V E 563275 N 7046985
Quick Description: Steinahellir is a natural cave, about 15 meters deep
Location: Iceland
Date Posted: 12/12/2020 9:48:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM13GVH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 3

Long Description:
Steinahellir is a cave, about 6 meters wide and four meters high. The cave is approx. 15 meters deep and grows higher and wider backwards.
Various plants grow in the cave, such as ferns and mosses.
It is believed to be a natural cave, which was later enlarged by man to make it more habitable. In the period 1818-1905, the cave was the area's parliamentary assembly point, at that time it was closed by a wooden wall.
There are several legends and stories related to the cave. For example, picking a fern means misfortune. It once tried a farmer, and soon after, one of his cows fell from a mountain and died.

Source: (visit link)
Type of Land: National Park

Managed By: Local Icelander Sandbakki 1, 780 Höfn

Contact Info:

Website: [Web Link]

Type of Cave: Talus Cave

Contains Stalactites: no

Contains Stalagmites: no

Contains Bats: no

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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