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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Þorbjörn from north to south

This route is very picturesque. The view from the peak is great and there are plenty of things to see on the way up. Mt. Þorbjörn (243 m), or Þorbjarnarfell as it apparently used to be called, is the town fell of Grindavík, very prominent from the Reykjanesbraut, where it towers over the steam from Svartsengi, […]

Hiking trails in the vicinity of Reykjavik

The Wapp offers many good options in the vicinity of Reykjavik. There are easy hikes and more advanced hikes, definitely something for everyone.

Winter sunrise from the slopes of peak Þverfellshorn of Mt. Esja.

Many like to consider the peak Þverfellshorn in Esja mountain as the most suitable hike since it is the […]

The wonderful Borgarfjörður eystri

Borgarfjörður eystri is one of the most beautiful fjords in Iceland. The colourful Mt. Staðarfell and the majestic Dyrfjöll are on either side and between them is a small peaceful village.Now you can take a walk there with the Wapp and learn about the hidden people, Kjarval the artist, boiler from South America, bathhouse and […]