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Mt. Vörðu-Skeggi in Hengill

The Hengill area is an active volcanic area, both mysterious and charming, with canyons, secret lush valleys, lava plains, mudslides, caves, creeks and hot and cold pools. It is an enormously powerful geothermal field, which is clearly visible in the landscape, especially in the ever consistent steam plumes. Mt. Hengill´s highest peak is called Vörðu-Skeggi […]

Mt. Hnefi

Above the so-called Melir area in Kjós (in the Reykjavik area) you can see a cliff, rising highest in a peak called Mt. Hnefi (Fist).  Mt. Hnefi is very convenient for hiking, with gentle slopes on the way to Mt. Lokufjall and to Hnefi. It has a great view of the mouth of Hvalfjörður, to […]

Prestastígur Trail

Prestastígur (Priests´ Path) is a route that´s been travelled for ages but the name itself isn´t very old. As the name indicates, priests used to travel this route although they were outnumbered by the fishermen who went this way to fish in Hafnir, Hvalsnes and elsewhere in Suðurnes. The people of Grindavík also used this […]

Kerhólakambur in Mt. Esja

Seen from Reykjavík, Kerhólakambur (Kerhólar Crest) looks to be Mt. Esja´s highest point. It isn´t, but nevertheless it is majestic, the trail beautiful and the view is great. We travel through the setting of Kjalnesinga saga, where the main character, Búi Andríðsson, lived in Esjuberg for the most part. This trail is a nice alternative […]

Ólafsskarðsvegur Route

This is one of the old main routes to Reykjavík and lies from Þorlákshöfn and the city. On the way you´ll see lava and the crater Leiti, the beautiful Jósepsdalur Valley, lush grounds and view of the southern coast. The description in the Wapp – Walking app includes stories of Jósep the blacksmith, Ólafur the […]

Síldarmannagötur Route

The hike from Botnsdalur to Skorradalur is called Síldarmannagötur and is relatively well-known among experienced hikers in Iceland. It is considered a comfortable walk and sometimes people hike back and forth in a day. The view of Botnsvogur and Hvalfjörður, as well as Skorradalur and the lake is gorgeous and easy to get caught up […]

Stórhóll in Mt. Grímannsfell

Mt. Grímannsfell is the tallest mountain in Mosfellsbær District and pretty prominent in Mosfellsdalur although it suffers in comparison to the brightly coloured Mt. Móskarðshnúkar on the north side of the valley. This is a convenient way up to Stórhóll, the trail starts close to the Bringur ruins; this was a farm until the nineteen […]

Sjöundá (Seventh River)

Sjöundá is probably the most famous farm in Rauðisandur in later decades, although it has been deserted since 1921. The reason for this is a murder case from 1802 which the author Gunnar Gunnarsson wrote about in his novel Svartfugl, which was first published in 1938 in Denmark. The book was well received, is considered […]

Búrfellsgjá Lava Channel

One of the most beautiful trails in the Reykjavik area is through Búrfellsgjá Lava Channel. Mt. Búrfell was formed in a single volcanic eruption just over eight thousand years ago. Fissure (gjá) is really not the correct term for Búrfellsgjá because it is essentially a beautiful and seemingly intact lava channel, just over three kilometres […]

Mt. Snæfell

Mt. Snæfell (The Snow Mountain) is the highest mountain in Iceland outside of glacier regions, 1833 m tall. It is handsome and prominent and visible from afar, particularly impressive when viewed from Fljótsdalshérað, as it rises into the sky. It is safe to say that the mountaintop is one of the best viewpoints in the […]