Sönghellir or the Cave of Songs is a popular cave located near the old fishing village Arnarstapi on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland. The cave is on the northern side of the mountain Stapafell and is known for its echoes.
Legend has it that the cave was a shelter for Bárður Snæfellsás who was half human and half troll. He was also the protector and the settler of Snæfellsnes and he gave the name to the peninsula.
The cave is located about 2 hours and 30 minutes (185 km) from Reykjavík. Take Ring Road nr. 1 towards the town Borgarnes and from there take road nr. 54. Drive for about 1 hour and 20 minutes towards the small village Arnarstapi but before the village turn right on road nr. 570 leading up Snæfellsjökull glacier. The road is a gravel road but it’s only few kilometers to a parking place for the cave. From there it is a short walk to the cave.
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