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Hjörleifshöfði Travel Guide

4.9
31 Google reviews
Type
Natural Feature
Destination
Rif, Iceland
Location
Hjörleifshöfði, Iceland
High Season
Autumn
Family Friendly
Yes
Height
221 m
Average rating
4.9
Number of reviews
31

A view of Hjörleifshöfði and its surroundings.Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by, Axel Krisinsson. 

Hjörleifshöfði is a 221 m (725 ft) high mountain in South Iceland, located on the Mýrdalssandur sandplain, 15 km (9.3 mi) east of the village Vík í Mýrdal.

Like most mountains in Iceland, Hjörleifshöfði is volcanic but was submerged in seawater during the time of its formation. Originally, therefore, the mountain was an island, but by the time of Iceland's settlement, it had connected to the mainland. Later, black sand brought forth by glacial flooding surrounded Hjörleifshöfði completely. 

Explore this area on a self drive tour in Iceland.