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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]