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Photo of Brynjudasla waterfall hiking from Brynjudalsskógur 14.08.2021 Photo of Glymur Waterfall Photo of Búrfellsgjá - Húsfell - Helgafell
  • Glymur Waterfall

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.84mi
    Elevation +
    1457f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Glymur Waterfall Photo of Glymur Waterfall Photo of Glymur Waterfall

    This route is located in the south west part of Iceland (you need to take road 47 before Grundartangi if you're coming from the north), and it will allow you to discover the Glymur Waterfall, maybe one of the most exciti...

    Preciosa aunque la cascada es lo de menos. No tuvimos que cruzar el río descalzos porque era agosto y pudimos saltar de ...
    Elenabalrod
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  • near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.43mi
    Elevation +
    1821f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Búrfellsgjá - Húsfell - Helgafell Photo of Búrfellsgjá - Húsfell - Helgafell Photo of Búrfellsgjá - Húsfell - Helgafell

    A nice hike from the parkingspot at Kaldárbotnar. The trip takes you to Búrfellsgjá, over to Húsfell, a less visited spot. From there, over Valahnjúkar and finally to the top of Mt. Helgafell and back to the parking spot...

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  • Esja Blikdalur 20.03.2011

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    near Saurbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.35mi
    Elevation +
    2352f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Esja Blikdalur 20.03.2011 Photo of Esja Blikdalur 20.03.2011 Photo of Esja Blikdalur 20.03.2011

    This was a practice hiking with a training group from Ut og Vestur. We´re preparing for Hvannadalshnjúkur on 8th of May. There are actually still some available spaces, I think, in the Hvannadalshnjúkur trip if anyone is...

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  • Hátindur 09.01.2011

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    near Álafoss, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.28mi
    Elevation +
    2723f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Hátindur 09.01.2011 Photo of Hátindur 09.01.2011 Photo of Hátindur 09.01.2011

    Pretty easy route but since theres some icing in the cliff area and above, crampoons are necessary this time of year and an ice-axe preferred. Should be a very easy hiking during summer. Started of in about -7 °C so base...

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  • Moskardshnjukar and trollafoss

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    near Álafoss, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.56mi
    Elevation +
    3287f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 2.67
    Photo of Moskardshnjukar and trollafoss Photo of Moskardshnjukar and trollafoss Photo of Moskardshnjukar and trollafoss

    Hike to Moskardshnjukar, ending with a bath in Trollafoss waterfall. The hike begins near Trollafoss and lies through Svinaskardsleid valley after the hike bathing in trollafoss waterfall is a good way to freshen up.

    Nothing much to say, it's worth going there, but you'll have to improvise a lot. Advice: go clockwise; carefully choose ...
    Shokure
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  • Kerhólakambur 31.12.2010

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    near Brautarholt, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.50mi
    Elevation +
    2776f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Kerhólakambur 31.12.2010 Photo of Kerhólakambur 31.12.2010 Photo of Kerhólakambur 31.12.2010

    Last hiking/mountaineering of the year. Excellent weather, slight wind and temp around zero. Route pretty good although there was ice and snow on the last third. Easy to find good way upp the cliffs. From the top one can...

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  • Vífilsfell

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    near Álafoss, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.32mi
    Elevation +
    1421f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Vífilsfell Photo of Vífilsfell Photo of Vífilsfell

    A relatively easy hike for beginners. It's a bit steep, so i wouldn't recommend it as a first mountain to climb, but may be fine as a second or third :)

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  • Grímannsfell 30. mars 2019

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.43mi
    Elevation +
    1171f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Grímannsfell 30. mars 2019 Photo of Grímannsfell 30. mars 2019 Photo of Grímannsfell 30. mars 2019

    Nice and easy trail. A good view to the mountains Esja, Skálafell, Botnssúlur, Hlöðufell, Hekla, Tindfjöll, Hengill (Skeggi), Vífilfell, Keilir from the top. A litle part of Þingvallavatn and Reykjavik also. We got a goo...

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  • Geldinganes vesturhluti

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.68mi
    Elevation +
    272f
    TrailRank
    35| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Geldinganes vesturhluti Photo of Geldinganes vesturhluti Photo of Geldinganes vesturhluti

    This area near the capital is seldom visited. Interesting views. Lots of remains of human activities through the ages. One for the bird lovers.

    This was great 👍👍
    Jürgen Kuhn
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  • near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.29mi
    Elevation +
    1191f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Selfjall og Sandfell 1. apríl 2019 Photo of Selfjall og Sandfell 1. apríl 2019 Photo of Selfjall og Sandfell 1. apríl 2019

    Nice and easy trail, a few steps from Reykjavik. No problems parking the car. Wonderful valley down beneath Selfjall. Note that this is a winter track in snow. I got good weather in the beginning, sun and good view, espe...

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  • Tröllafoss and around

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.10mi
    Elevation +
    768f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Tröllafoss and around Photo of Tröllafoss and around Photo of Tröllafoss and around

    Most part after the waterfall no trail. Best view on waterfall from this side of the river. Passing ruins of an old dam or something. You can just walk back the same way from the waterfall or continue over the mountain...

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  • Glymur

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.18mi
    Elevation +
    797f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Glymur Photo of Glymur Photo of Glymur

    A hike from the parking to the view to Glimur waterfall. It is a very steep climb where ropes are installed to help. There is a hike to go all the way up and come back down from the other side.... we initially planned f...

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  • Þríhnúkar 8. sepember 2009

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    near Reykjavic, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.03mi
    Elevation +
    1001f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Þríhnúkar 8. sepember 2009 Photo of Þríhnúkar 8. sepember 2009 Photo of Þríhnúkar 8. sepember 2009

    Hiking to small hill Kristjándalshorn and then to Þríhnúkar. From the top of the peak furthest to East, we have a great lava cave called Þríhnúkahellir. This path is probably longer way to the cave. The cave is 120 deep ...

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  • Steinn Esja winter

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.46mi
    Elevation +
    1998f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Steinn Esja winter Photo of Steinn Esja winter Photo of Steinn Esja winter

    Steinn winter version, not always on track. Snowblind and blizzard at top, and lot of snow over 400m.

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  • Tröllafoss

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.59mi
    Elevation +
    413f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Tröllafoss Photo of Tröllafoss Photo of Tröllafoss

    This trail starts and ends close to the farm Stardalur. It leads to a beautiful waterfall in the river Leirvogsá. The trail is optimal for a short hike close to the city. Despite it's proximity to the city, not many peop...

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  • Úlfarsfell 3 loop

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.64mi
    Elevation +
    1644f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Úlfarsfell 3 loop Photo of Úlfarsfell 3 loop Photo of Úlfarsfell 3 loop

    Cold day (0C) but no wind. South ascent and Northwest descent easy. Northern ascent steeper and Western descent tricky (steep portion above trees with heavy ice. The Western ascent was fun and the final descent too. Grea...

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  • Grimmmannsfell

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.05mi
    Elevation +
    1588f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Grimmmannsfell Photo of Grimmmannsfell Photo of Grimmmannsfell

    Nice view and fun trip. the end tho is bit risky following the road it had almost 45°slop down, specaly with the snow

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  • Selvogsvegur - hliðarvatn

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.12mi
    Elevation +
    817f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Selvogsvegur - hliðarvatn Photo of Selvogsvegur - hliðarvatn Photo of Selvogsvegur - hliðarvatn

    Start or end at the lake or a small parking lot near the trail start close to bláfjöll. Quite a easy walk in general but a short and fairly steep point at selvogsvegur. At hliðarvatn down to the parkinglot there is a rea...

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  • near Grundarhverfi, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    1.99mi
    Elevation +
    988f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Meðalfell hiking, Medalfell hiking 14.08.2021 Photo of Meðalfell hiking, Medalfell hiking 14.08.2021 Photo of Meðalfell hiking, Medalfell hiking 14.08.2021

    amazing view from the top. This area is beautiful, picturesque and varied. In one place we have mountains, rivers ,valleys, lake, waterfalls and Hvalfjörður bigest fjord in area. With a little effort you can see it all i...

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  • Blikdalur-Kambshorn-Esjuberg

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.90mi
    Elevation +
    2687f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Blikdalur-Kambshorn-Esjuberg Photo of Blikdalur-Kambshorn-Esjuberg Photo of Blikdalur-Kambshorn-Esjuberg

    Blikdalur-Kambshorn-Esjuberg Very nice trail from "behind" up to Kerhólakambur and then down the regular trail towards Esjuberg where we had left one car before the hike.

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  • Glymur and Hvalvatn

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.73mi
    Elevation +
    1755f
    TrailRank
    28| Rating 1.0
    Photo of Glymur and Hvalvatn Photo of Glymur and Hvalvatn Photo of Glymur and Hvalvatn

    Partly difficult, very rocky path along the lake. From the lake there is mostly no trail and it’s a bit hard to find the way down and cross the last river.

    did it yesterday. up to the lake is ok, but from the lake around and down the other side is no trail and you have to go ...
    Johannes Neuhold
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  • near Lágafell, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.86mi
    Elevation +
    2021f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of LangihryggurEsju: 20 OCT 2009 17:32 001 Photo of LangihryggurEsju: 20 OCT 2009 17:32 001 Photo of LangihryggurEsju: 20 OCT 2009 17:32 001

    Diffrent way to hike upp to Steinn just under the peak "Þverfellshorn" Great veiw from Búrfellshamar over the city and to the sea.

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  • Vífilsfell

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.09mi
    Elevation +
    1493f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Vífilsfell Photo of Vífilsfell

    Easy walk up, a bit steep sometimes. At the very top, take the right path up. It looks steeper but there is a rope that will help. We went down on the north side of the plateau. Maybe not easier but still OK.

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