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near Hesteyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
Struck out up the trail fairly late in afternoon. It was already drizzling, so we didn't stick around Hesteyri to explore. The hike was pretty simple. Routefinding is easy and the terrain isn't very steep. Cairns at the top kept us on track when snow and ice (in AUGUST!) obscured the trail. We were treated to an amazing sunset at the peak before the descent into Stakkadalur (see photos). We chose to stay at Stakkadalur rather than go all the way to Latrar. For one, it was getting dark. We were tired, and with the tide in, the little creek just downslope from Stakkadalur was actually about a 75 foot crossing.
Day 2 = day hike up to the radar station ruins and back.
After breakfast and gorging on the wild blueberries all around Stakkadalur, we headed up the old jeep trail toward the radar station. The hike is pretty non-descript and the way we went only provides views back across the fjord to where you came from. The radar station ruins are interesting and worth some photos. We went back down the way we came up, but there's an alternate that takes you around another way.
Day 3 = Return to Hesteyri over same route.
Beautiful views, blueberries along the path, and hot coffee at the cafe at the end. We got to Hesteyri with more than enough time to enjoy our late afternoon. The weather turned back to rain, but we did get to see many artic fox darting around (see photos). The next morning was coffee and hot chocolate and pastries at the Doctor's House before getting on the ferry back to Isafjordur.