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Laufskalavarda

Laufskálavarða is a lava ridge, surrounded by stone cairns, between the Hólmsá and Skálmá rivers, close to the road north of Álftaver. All travellers crossing the desert of Mýrdalssandur for the first time were supposed to pile stones up to make a cairn, which would bring them good fortune on the journey.

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Laufskalavarda
GPS Points N63° 35' 45.092" W18° 27' 53.217"
Postal code

880

Road number

1

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