|Sýsla :||Snæfells- og Hnappadalssýsla|
|Population:||62 (January 1, 2019)|
|Population density:||0.26 inhabitants / km²|
|Head of the municipal council:||Benedikt Benediktsson|
|Address of the municipal administration:||Saurum
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.
The population decline from 1981 to 2004 was 45%. Population growth has been observed again since 2005.
|Dec. 1, 1981:||85|
|Dec. 1, 1997:||66|
|Dec. 1, 2003:||52|
|Dec. 1, 2004:||47|
|Dec. 1, 2005:||55|
|Dec. 1, 2006:||58|
Berserkjahraun lava field