The saga story location
Only 7-minutes away, you will find a magical place: Rauðfeldsgjá. The direct translation means Red Mountain Rift, and it is one of the most interesting geological places to see in Iceland, especially for the story behind it. Around 12 centuries ago, a tragic event happened and gave the name to the actual ravine.
Rauðfeldur and Sölvi were two brothers sons of Þorkell, the half brother of Bárður Snæfellsás. One day, both of them were playing with one of Bárður’s daughters Helga, and accidentally pushed her down to the open ocean. She disappeared, and when her father found out about what happened, in a rage moment, he pushed Rauðfeldur from the top of Rauðfeldsgjá and then Sölvi off the cliff.
Even though Rauðfeldsgjá has a strong story, it still encloses natural magic. You can take a short walk and follow the path along a stream. The views of the sky in Rauðfeldsgjá are amazing. It is essential to know that if you are trying to climb, you will need waterproof clothing and all the necessary equipment.