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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Valtýr´s Cave in Hjálpleysa

Hjálpleysa (Helplessness) is a valley between Vellir and Skriðdalur near to the town of Egilsstadir in the East of Iceland. A mountain road with the same name lies along the valley and up between Mt. Höttur and Mt. Sandfell. The road lies up the valley and past a small cave called Valtýr´s Cave, close to […]

Gálgahraun (Gallow´s Lava)

Gálgahraun (Gallow´s Lava) is a unique lava field in Álftanes, at the north end of Garðahraun at Lambhúsatjörn Pond. The lava originates from Mt. Búrfell above Hafnarfjörður. It is a part of a much larger lava flow from about 8000 years ago, known as Búrfellshraun. Other parts of it are for example Garðahraun and Hafnarfjarðarhraun. […]