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Mt. Glodafeykir

Mt Glodarfeykir (910 m.), decorating the landscape on the eastern side of Valley Skagafjordur with its regular and steplike basaltic strata, is the most prominent mountain facing those who arrive from the west decending the Mt Pass Stora Vatnsskard. In 1551, the Danish king sent a detail of soldiers to Iceland to fight the followers of the late, catholic bishop Jon Arason (1550), who sitll opposed the reformation in the North. Upon receiving the news of their arrival in the Eyjafiord Area, Helga, the mistress of the late bishop, took her most valuable belongings, and, in the company of most of the other women at Holar, they pitched camouflaged tents in the slopes of Mt Glodafeykir during the time the soldiers were looking for her. The farmers in the area secretly suppied the women with necessities during their hide.

North Iceland Saga Trail