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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 […]

Kerhólakambur in Mt. Esja

Seen from Reykjavík, Kerhólakambur (Kerhólar Crest) looks to be Mt. Esja´s highest point. It isn´t, but nevertheless it is majestic, the trail beautiful and the view is great. We travel through the setting of Kjalnesinga saga, where the main character, Búi Andríðsson, lived in Esjuberg for the most part. This trail is a nice alternative […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]