Rivalling The Dinnie Stones as one of the most famous lifting stones in the world, the Húsafell stone weighs 186kg (410 lbs). It was used as the gate to a stone sheep pen built by reverend Snorri Björnsson in the 18th century.
The basalt stone is almost always referred to as the Húsafell Stone, but it actually has a name — Kvíahellan, meaning pen slab.
The original challenge has three stages:
lift the stone onto the southern part of the northern opening into the fold.
lift the stone onto a big stone in the northern wall of the pen. Snorri’s name is engraved here — though it’s now difficult to see after centuries of erosion.
Finally, for Fullsterkur status, the lifter must pick and carry the stone around the sheep pen without putting it down. One revolution of the pen is approximately 35 meters (115ft).
Read more about The Husafell Stone on liftingstones.org.
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