Iz Fuglafjrdur Hellurnar

Bus route 400 runs to FuglafjorSur.

The trip begins at the information office in the middle of the town. Walk up the road west of the football pitch.

The first stretch of the path is through meadow. Above the lowest cairn is a ridge called Rossaryggur1 (The horse back). Traces of the path are seen winding up it. FuglafjorSur is behind you and to the west, you can see Blabj0rg, ]0klaskar8, Gjogvarafjall and NiBan a Hus, where people from FuglafjorSur hid from pirates in the old days. Then comes Non (where the sun hits at nonbil - at 3 p.m.), BreiBaskarB, Kambur, Tr&la-vatnaskarB, Tyrlar and towards east Ritafjall (Leirviksfjall to people from FuglafjorSur).

The path from FuglafjorSur to Hellurnar is called SjurBarg0ta. There is a story about a giant from SuSuroy who went to OyndafjorSur to test his strength. No one dared to fight him. The people from OyndarfjorSur urged SjurBur, the farmer, to challenge the giant. He wanted his youngest son, also named Sjurdur, to try. They wrestled and SjurSur beat the giant. His father paid him well for his deed.

On the way up to FuglafjarBarskarB,2 you walk along Malunar Hav (Malan's rock). There is a story about a milkmaid named Malan, who was pregnant and was teased by the other milkmaids for not keeping up with them. Malan picked up a 176 kg rock and challenged the others to do it. They could not. 100 m west of the path runs Neytakonukeldan (The Milkmaid's spring). The milkmaid's tankard, which could be used to quench one's thirst, lay here.

At the top of SkarBiB, you see two large cairns. An old custom is that each time you pass SkarSiS, you throw three small stones at these cairns, while saying: "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost". This is meant to protect you from getting lost and to bless the trip. To the north from SkarSiS, you can see the village OyndarfjorSur and the mountains Tindur, Knukur and Sandfelli. On the first Sunday in August, it is the custom to hold a public meeting on SkarSiS in the open air with speeches and songs.

From SkarSiS, it is possible to extend your walk by 40 minutes and walk up to AltariS3 on the top of Rustakambur. From here, there is a fine view of the Northern islands and NorBurhaviB.

Hulduheyggjar4 lies to the west when you walk down from SkarBiB. Here, a huldu woman (grey elvish people of the outfield) received help in childbirth from the midwife from Dalb0ur in FuglafjorSur. The midwife received a good reward from the huldu folk.

Another story tells about a landownership struggle between the OyndarfjorSur farmer and Gullbrandur, a farmer in FuglafjorSur. Gullbrand-ur was killed and hidden in GullbrandshelliB5 and later buried in GullbrandsleiBi,6 which this path passes.

Approaching Hellur, you walk down Kliv7 and down Spreingisbrekka. It is a little steep to walk, until you come to the outfield gate.

Bus route 481 runs from Hellur to Oyndarfj0rB-ur and Skalabotnur.

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