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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 […]

Dalaleið Trail from Krýsuvík to Kaldársel

Many good hiking trails in the Wapp – Walking app are near the Reykjavik area like Dalaleið. This is the former route between Krýsuvík and Kaldársel and onwards to Hafnarfjörður. The trail may not have been exactly where the present one lies but nevertheless, you can see remains of the old trail in places. En route […]

Stóra-Eldborg and Mt. Geitahlíð

There are many beautiful spatter cones in Iceland and Stóra-Eldborg can without a doubt be named among them. It is the largest of five cones which formed in an eruption in a fissure in and around Mt. Geitahlíð. This walk lies along a lava channel to Stóra-Eldborg, up the crater and around its edges. From […]

Landbrotshólar Hills

One of the routes in the Wapp-Walking app is in the Landbrotshólar hills, the most extensive pseudocrater area in Iceland. The craters are innumerable and vary in size, shape and form. The description in the Wapp explains how they were formed over 1000 years ago and how the locals utilised them in different ways in […]

Highland Farms in Jokuldalsheidi

The Wapp – Walking app has published a route between 7 ruins of highland farms and one that has been restored. It is far and difficult to walk in one day and therefore advisable to divide it in half. In one day you can take Veturhús, Víðirhólar, Háls, Hneflasel and even Heiðarsel. The other day […]

Mt. Kofri

Mt. Kofri is the signature mountain of Súðavík and the trail to the top is in the Wapp – Walking app. The peak is magnificent, very prominent where it rises from the mountain´s edge, and visible from a far in Álftafjörður. It is especially recommended to view it from the viewing platform in Kambsnes. The […]

Mt. Kothraunskúla in Snæfellsnes peninsula

One of the Wapp trails in Snæfellsnes peninsula is on top of a small crater in Berserkjahraun lava.  Mt. Kothraunskúla is a spatter cone which erupted around 4000 years ago, one of four craters which Berserkjahraun lava flowed from. Although Mt. Kothraunskúla is not the highest mountain in the area, it has a beautiful view […]

Laugavegur Trail

The hiking trail between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk is one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland. National Geographic listed it as one of the most beautiful trails in the world. It is unusual to find so much variety in the landscape. The trail goes through incredibly colourful rhyolite mountains, black obsidian lava, wheezing hot […]

Streitishvarf near Breiðdalsvík

Near Breiðdalsvik village in the East fjords is Streitishvarf, a hidden gem by the seaside. This short but beautiful walk in the Wapp-Walking app gives an insight into the geological history of the eastern fjords and shows how indestructible dykes and enclaves are. From the lighthouse south of Breiðdalur there is a wonderful view, the rolling […]