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Einhyrningur Mountain

About Einhyrningur

Mt Einhyrningur (750m) is located between the small Tindfjoll Glacier and the bridge across River Markarfljot on the so-called Emstrur Route. The name means “The Unicorn”, and is derived from the shape of this low mountain. Its slopes are rather steep, but it is not too difficult to climb. At the foot of the mountain, on the so-called “Unicorn Plains”, is a hut used by the farmers of the Fljotshlid County, when they round up the sheep in the area late in summer.

According to the “Book of Settlements”, those plains were settled by Sighvatur the Red, where he built his farm Bolstadur. Until recently, vague ruins suggested the whereabouts of this former farm.

Einhyrningur is on the Saga trail for South Iceland.