Nearest towns or place of interest :

Klaustur 9 km |<-Orrustuholl ->| Hverfisfljot 10 km | Nupstadir 12 km | Skaftafell 61 km

Orrustuholl Mound

Region: South Iceland
Coordinates: 63.8406813° N 17.8579264° W

About Orrustuholl

The Argument Mound protrudes from the eastern Skafta Fire Lava Field, just south of the main road.

Sagas of IcelandAccording to a legend, one of the Saga Period personalities, Hamundur the Lame, revenged his fathers death near the mound. His father was Hroar the Chief at Farm Tunga.

Another legend tells us about two elderly farmers in the area, who never saw eye to eye. They died almost simultaneously and were buried on top of the mound. Afterwards, the passers by could hear them arguing loudly inside the mound.

Orrustuholl is on the Saga trails South Iceland.

Orrustuholl in Icelandic

Photo Credit: Katla Geopark.

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