ICELAND SACRED & POWER PLACES: HELGAFELL, ALTHING AND VIK

Iceland Sacred and Power Places

A ten days long meditation. It was my trip to Iceland. 

 

Iceland is a country of elves, trolls, and Vikings. But it hides other miracles: places of power. These are unique places where a large amount of cosmic energy is concentrated. A person who gets there feels this energy on himself. 

 

The sacred places in Iceland are not about temples or churches built by people. Iceland is a wonderland of natural powerful places. 

 

There I felt like a primitive man, close to nature, alive to the tip of my hair and nails and connected with all living beings. Discover unusual places of power in Iceland where you find yourself in a spiritual stream. 

ICELANDIC ADVENTURE: JUST TRUST YOUR INTUITION

Места силы в Исландии повсюду

I went to Iceland spontaneously. 

 

I saw an ad that Wizz Air had just opened flights Gdansk-Reykjavik. The airline offered promotional prices for this new line, and my friend and I managed to get the lucky ticket. 

 

But the euphoria from tickets for 40 euros to Iceland vanished and got replaced by concern.  If you want a real adventure in Iceland, you should travel by car, and preferably a jeep. The problem was that my friend does not drive, and although I have a driving license, I am not an advanced enough driver to drive off-road, in the mountains, on snow and ice.

 

My dear beloved Couchsurfing came to the rescue.

 

I published an announcement that my friend and I would be in Iceland for 10 days and that we were looking for a company on a road trip, and most importantly, an experienced driver.

 

One Icelandic guy from Reykjavik answered me. He was also was looking for a company on a trip to non-touristy places in Iceland. It was a MATCH! 

 

And I intuitively felt that going with him, even a complete stranger, was the right choice.

 

Роудтрип по Исландии - незабываемое путешествие

 

Thor, it was that guy's name, turned out to be not only a cool driver but also an excellent guide! In the car, we gathered a super-company: a DJ from Australia and a researcher from Canada. 

 

We visited the most incredible places in Iceland, where there was nobody else besides our car. Not a soul.

 

But we clearly felt the presence of the soul of Iceland. 

 

I found absolute silence, solitude, and places of power.

 

SACRED HILL HELGAFELL ICELAND: UNUSUAL PLACE IN ICELAND

 

Icelanders consider Helgafell Hill as a Saving Mountain and a sacred place.

 

They believe that if you climb to the top of the mountain without looking back and not saying a word, and make 3 wishes, then they will surely come true.

 

There are many testimonies on the Internet from people whose dreams come true the same day.

 

Необыкновенные пейзажи в Исландии

 

It only works for the first time when you climb a mountain, so most Icelanders have already hiked there and received their wishes.

 

The height of Helgafell is about 73 meters, and it takes about 15 minutes to climb to the top.

 

You will be rewarded with stunning views of the Breidafjordur Bay and its surroundings.

 

WHERE TO STAY NEAR HELGAFELL

HELGAFELL ON THE MAP

ALTHING IN THE THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK: A UNIQUE PLACE IN ICELAND

Althing in the Thingvellir National park is a fantastic place where the Alþingi, the Icelandic folk veche, was founded in 930 AD.  This primitive parliament continued to gather there until 1798. 

 

The assembly was a central part of the early Icelandic society in the Viking era and the most important event in the annual social calendar.

 

In addition, it was also a center of justice and lawmaking. The Alting passed laws that were agreements between free people and resolved disputes.

 

 Leaders met to discuss various issues, enact legislation, and do justice.

 

Исландский парламент Альтинг

 

Here, women accused of witchcraft were drowned in a lake, and men were chopped heads.

 

Althing has great historical and symbolic significance for the people of Iceland, being, in fact, the oldest parliament in Western Europe.

 

Alting in Thingvedlir is a sacred place for Icelanders, as it marks the birth of the Icelandic nation.

 

In this place, in 1944 Icelanders proclaimed the independence of the Icelandic State. 

 

 

Moreover, exactly in this place in 1000 AD Icelandic people adopted Christianity. 

 

The Althing is interesting not only from a historical and symbolic point of view but also from a geological one.

 

You can see giant tectonic plate faults in Thingvellir.

 

Do you want to visit the easternmost edge of the North American tectonic plate, and in 10 minutes walk on the westernmost edge of the Eurasian Plate?

 

 

You can do it in Thingvedllir. 

 

ICELANDIC ALTHING IN THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK: MAP

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CAPE VIK: UNUSUAL POWER PLACE IN THE SOUTH OF ICELAND

 

Cape Vik is a place of power in Iceland, where the waves emanating from the Antarctic, without the landmass to block it, collide here with a coast covered in black ash.

 

Вик - место силы в Исландии

 

There are many beautiful natural places in Iceland, but this is one is where you can really feel cosmic energy.

 

Touch infinity at the basalt columns of Mount Reynisfjall among the black rocks on a black volcanic beach. 

 

According to legend, these rocks were once trolls, which were petrified by sunlight.

 

 

Vik is not only unusual mountains but also the village with the same name.

 

The black beach is actually called Reynisfjara.

 

This volcanic beach has been included in the list of the most beautiful beaches in the world by top world TV programs and magazines.

 

Место силы Вик в Исландии

WHERE TO STAY NEAR VIK

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Stylish black hostel the Barn near the black sand beach in Vik, Iceland

Photo credit: The Barn Hostel

In Vik area there is a big choice of accommodation from the budget hostels and guest houses to more upscale hotels.  A night in the stylish hostel The Barn costs $52. It is located close to the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach (4 km away) and is designed in a Vik-style with black furniture, dark wood and black stones. 

VIK ON THE MAP:

CONCLUSION

Helgafell, Alting at Thingvellir, and Vick are places of power that attract both Icelanders and travelers from all over the world.

 

But Iceland is a unique land, where, in fact, there are many natural places of power, and where everyone can find their “nameless" holy place, by simply following intuition and opening up to energies.

 

There you lose track of time.

 

Maybe because it is a meeting with infinity?

 

With love,

Sasha & The Alternative Travel Guide 

 

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