Walk on Sveinatungumúla


Sveinatungumúli stands by highway one. Under the muzzle is the town Sveinatungu, which makes it a good idea to be the oldest stone house in the country in Iceland. Sveinatunga is the last town to drive before Holtavörðuheiði is laid out, but if it is considered Fornihvammur, it is still a bit higher. Up of town, the mule rises to 322 meters, and despite the fact that he is not rising high, the most beautiful view is on top of him.
The walk on the mullet is low and because of the research material why the walk on Sunday this week was my first walk up there. Having watched him from Brautarlæk now for almost thirty years! We set off a nonsense from the bridge where kings from Sveinatungu were sometimes used when the earth was in a buildup. A few years ago trees were planted in the mullet and we could not but see them well. That is, trees that make a trip are good because the sheep are weathering around there and ears nothing that does not bother me.
When we got up we did as walkers like to do when the peak is reached. Turn us to the north, east, south and west and recount what we would like from the names and stories related to them. Unfortunately, conditions for photography were rather poor. The south wind was a feykisterkur so we were half-timed about the tripod and the sun shone from the west, straight up the Norðurárdalur valley, so that it was desirable to get prominent pictures down the valley.

Lilja and Lappi look northwards from Sveinagungumúla.

Looking towards the north of Sveinatungumúla is the next group of Selmúli and on the north to the blue fjords of Gestabunga and Hádegisfjall. A little northeast of Hádegisfjalli are Snjófjöll and Trollakikrja, but they are clearly seen in the picture below the horizon straight up of the dog Lappa. The valley down of Selmúlan is Sanddalur, which is named after his formulation and Norðurárdalur. The west side of Sanddalinn is Sanddalsmúli and its top part is called Kambur which rises to 617 meters, and Sandur is in. Galtarhöfði stood at the mouth of Mjóadalur, which is the valley west of Sanddalsmúlan.

Looking east towards Hellistungur.

If we turn our head to the east we see the piles on the right side of the canyon above the rock in the picture. The canyon is at the bottom of Hellisdal and after the valley flows Hellisá which then unites Norðurá right there. Across the canyon that Hellisá flows into is Hellisgil and upwards at the top of Króksháls are Sýrdalsborgir. According to stories, Þorbjorn Blesa's town center was somewhere near this gorge, called his town Blesastaðir. In the Settlement says that Thorbjorn had landed from Krók and up throughout Hellisdal. His son Gisli then lived at Melum in Hellisdal, and up there in the Hellistung, water is taught him, Gíslavatn.

Looking southwards down the Norðurárdalur valley.

Just south of Sveinatungumúla is the town of Sveinatunga and the neck south of Norðurá is Þverárhlíðarháls. Þverárhlíðarháls separates Norðurárdalur and Þverárhlíð. Looking southwards, we see the town of Krók. The stone house there built Brynjólfur Bjarnson in 1938, but during these years a stone house was erected on the Earth in the Norðurárdalur valley. Brynjólfur started farming in Krók in 1917, but he bought the ground by Jóhanni Eyjólfsson, a parliamentarian who was a new farm in Sveinatunga. The porcupine that the stone house had left was in a similar location, and the stone house is now.

Looking west. Lappi, Lilja and Guðrún sit on your head at the top of Sveinatungumúla.

Now look west to where Baula rubs over Norðurárdalur valley. The shelter between her and Mælifell is Sátudalur and north of Mælifell is Baulusandur. When the Baulusand escapes, Little Baula takes over and next to her is the Skildingafell. At the bottom of the valley flows Sanddalsá and meets Norðurá there just below. West of Sanddalsá is Hvammsmúlinn, but in that mole is the only natural birch tree in this area. My father-in-law, who often searched for a raid in this area, told me that if the northern arteries were dominant, the rocks were in Hvammsskógur, but if the morals were prevailing, they kept themselves under the towns at the top of Þverárhlíðarháls.