White Witch

Just above the Hólmaháls road at its highest point over the peninsula, there is a picnic table. Nearby, under a pile of rocks, rests a white witch also known as Völva (or “the Seeress” in Norse mythology) who promised to protect this fjord from invasion as long as her bones were undecayed. She saved it both from a raid by North African marauders in the 17th century and from a German bombing plane in World War II, making it crash at the fjord’s entrance.

There’s a guestbook at this great viewpoint.

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