Vatnsdalshólar

Large and peculiar cluster of hills stretching right across the mouth of Vatnsdalur valley. They are thought to have been formed by a catastrophic landslide from Mt. Víðidalsfjall. The three hillocks called Þrístapar on the northern side of the main road were the site of Iceland's last public execution, on January 12th, 1830. The block and axe used are preserved at the National Museum in Reykjavík, and the spot is marked with a memorial.

Marked hiking trails.






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