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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]