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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 […]

Djúpalón and Dritvík in Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes peninsula has always been considered a mystical place and some people have mentioned supernatural energy emanating from the glacier. The famous local Þórður from Dagverðará once said that the society around Snæfellsjökull was so incredible that the locals couldn´t make stuff up, the truth would always be far more unbelievable. Þórður himself was one […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Cone Shaped Mt. Keilir

Mt. Keilir is the signature mountain of Vogar and Reykjanes Geopark. Its unique cone shape makes the mountain stand out, and it is visible from afar. Mt. Keilir is a tuff mountain which formed in an ice age, in an eruption beneath a glacier which did not break through the thick ice. To get to […]