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Lagarfljót Worm

The gigantic serpentine sea monster, or worm, of Lagarfljót (Lögurinn) lake, is Fljótsdalshérað's most famous creature. As it was already mentioned in chronicles of 1345, it has reached ripe old age. Initially, the wyrm was merely a little slug that was placed on a golden ring - at that time suggested as a method of multiplying gold. However, when the girl who owned the ring opened the shrine containing the ring and the slug, she was dismayed by the rapid growth of the worm - swelling with pride over its treasure, while the ring remained the same. Panicking, the girl hurled the shrine and its contents into the lake. As time passed, the slug grew into a wyrm frightening the locals and belching poison over the farmlands. Some say that two Finnish magicians were eventually engaged to tackle the monster and that they managed to restrain the beast by shaking its extremities to the lakebed. Others claim it was the popular bishop of North Iceland, Guðmundur - nicknamed "the Benevolent"- who tied the wyrm down in this way, so tightly that it only manages to arch its back up above the surface. Legend declares that if the wyrm ever disengages itself, not only will it raise a ruckus, but it will bring about the end of the world...

 

Lagarfljót Worm

Lagarfljót Worm

The gigantic serpentine sea monster, or worm, of Lagarfljót (Lögurinn) lake, is Fljótsdalshérað's most famous creature. As it was already mentioned in
Atlavík

Atlavík

The inlet of Atlavík camp site in Hallormsstaðaskógur woodland is beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Lagarfljót. In the eighties Icelanders wo
Arboretum in Hallormsstaðar Forest

Arboretum in Hallormsstaðar Forest

The Arboretum in Hallormsstaðaskógur Forest has about 80 species of trees and shrubs from all over the world, and the museum is unique in Iceland. It
Hallormsstaður

Hallormsstaður

Hallormsstaður is a former parsonage. A small village has formed in this area through the years in connection with the school, travel industry, and th
Hengifoss Waterfall

Hengifoss Waterfall

Hengifoss is the third-highest waterfall in Iceland and it is particularly picturesque. The layers between numerous Tertiary lava strata yield a reddi
Kol bar & bistro

Kol bar & bistro

Fallegur veitingastaður á efri hæð Hótels Hallormsstaðar með stórkostlegu útsýni yfir skóginn og Lagarfljót. Matseðillinn er fjölbreyttur með hinum ým
Lauf

Lauf

Lauf Restaurant invites you to have a taste of Icelandic cuisine in the form of an exquisite evening buffet. With a great selection of delicious cours
Hallormsstaðaskógur Camping Ground

Hallormsstaðaskógur Camping Ground

HALLORMSSTADUR NATIONAL FOREST CAMPING GROUNDTwo toilets housed are in Atlavík camping with hot and cold water, facilities for dishwashing, waste disp
Hotel  Hallormsstadur

Hotel Hallormsstadur

The hotel's emphasis is on comfort and wellness, offering various accommodation from cottages to hotel suites, in the middle of Hallormsstaður forest.

Hengifoss Food Truck

Hallormsstaðaskógur

Hallormsstaðaskógur

Hallormsstaðaskógur National Forest is considered to be Iceland's largest forest. The forest covers an area of 740 hectares, most of which is native b
Hrafnkelsstadir

Hrafnkelsstadir

Hrafnkelsstaðir is a farm in Fljótsdalur valley, S-E of river Lagarfljót. It was formerly the abode of saga era hero Hrafnkell Freysgoði Hallfreðars

Bjargselsbotnar - hike

Hiking trail starts by a sign near Hallormsstaðarskóli schoolhouse in Hallormsstaður woodland following a light green marked trail that passes through