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Helgafellssveit municipality
Basic data
State : IcelandIceland Iceland
Region: Vesturland
Constituency : Norðvesturkjördæmi
Sýsla : Snæfells- og Hnappadalssýsla
Population: 62 (January 1, 2019)
Surface: 243 km²
Population density: 0.26 inhabitants / km²
Community number 3710
Head of the municipal council: Benedikt Benediktsson
Address of the municipal administration: Saurum
340 Stykkishólmi
Location of the municipality of Helgafellssveit

Coordinates: 65 ° 2 ′  N , 22 ° 44 ′  W

The municipality of Helgafellssveit is located in western Iceland in the Vesturland region on the north side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula .

On January 1, 2019, the place had 62 inhabitants. The church is Helgafell.

In the west of the municipality, on the way from Grundarfjörður to Stykkishólmur , you cross an extensive lava field, the Berserkjahraun . In places it is so warm that the snow does not stay there in winter. The lava field takes its name from a saga according to which two berserkers (slaves) were slain here, one of whom fell in love with his master's daughter.

The way to Stykkishólmur leads past the 73 m high mountain Helgafell . The legend tells that whoever climbs this mountain for the first time (in silence) has three wishes.

Population development

The population decline from 1981 to 2004 was 45%. Population growth has been observed again since 2005.

date Residents
Dec. 1, 1981: 85
Dec. 1, 1997: 66
Dec. 1, 2003: 52
Dec. 1, 2004: 47
Dec. 1, 2005: 55
Dec. 1, 2006: 58

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