Iceland - SydsPics
Wee hole in the clouds - Lofoten
Powered by SmugMug Log In

Cave House, South Iceland

In south Iceland by the beautiful Eyjafjöll mountains there are several cave houses.
There are ancient habitations in the rock and a cave called Rútshellir cave or the Cave of Rútur.
The story goes that the man Rútur lived in the man-made cave, some say he was an evil troll, others say he was a looter and still other people say he was an evil chieftain. The people in this region attacked him and killed him by making a hole in the cave underneath his bed and ran him through with spears, while he was in bed.