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Alfholl elf mound

Region: East Iceland
Coordinates: 65.5465799° N 13.8382045° W

This remarkable hillock is on the southwestern outskirts of the fishing hamlet Bakkagerdi on the Borgarfiord Bay in eastern Iceland. The bay derives its Sagas of Icelandname from this hillock. According to the ample literature on elves, this hillock is occupied by the queen of the elves in Iceland.

A clear path lies all the way to its top, where there is a view dial with the topographical names of the most prominent features in the surrounding landscape. Both the hillock and its immediate vicinity were declared inviolate a few decades ago. It is well worth walking to the top of the hill without forgetting the presence of the elves. You can learn more about those beings elsewhere on the website.

Alfaborg in Icelandic

East Iceland Saga Trail

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