The Best Trails in Borgarfjardarsysla (Iceland)

27 trails

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Photo of Heiðarhorn / Heidarhorn Photo of SKESSUHORN3AGUST2009 Photo of Glymur
  • Heiðarhorn / Heidarhorn

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    Hiking
    near Leirá, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.22mi
    Elevation +
    3117f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Heiðarhorn / Heidarhorn Photo of Heiðarhorn / Heidarhorn Photo of Heiðarhorn / Heidarhorn

    Great hiking and great view in all directions from the top. Depending on time of year you may need spikes and an ice-ax. There is plenty of good drinking water halfway-up.

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  • Skessuhorn

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Hvanneyri, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.20mi
    Elevation +
    3425f
    TrailRank
    29

    One of the peaks of the Skarðsheiði massif is named Skessuhorn. One evening last summer a few of us made the ascent from the north (as is normally done) but then continued across Skarðsheiði and descended the southern sl...

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  • Ok

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Stóri-Ás, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.19mi
    Elevation +
    1959f
    TrailRank
    28

    Yes, it's a ridiculous name for a mountain (in English that is) but Ok is an impressive shield volcano located west of the Kaldidalur mountain road. Its slopes have the absolutely perfect angle for downhill skiing on cro...

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  • Hvalfell

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Miðsandur, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.01mi
    Elevation +
    2963f
    TrailRank
    28

    Climbing Hvalfell allows one to enjoy views of Iceland's highest waterfall ("Glymur") as well as the surrounding mountains, the closest of which are Botnssúlur. One the way down one should make a point of stopping at the...

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  • SKESSUHORN3AGUST2009

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Hvanneyri, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.12mi
    Elevation +
    3022f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of SKESSUHORN3AGUST2009 Photo of SKESSUHORN3AGUST2009

    Hiking from road near to the old farm Horn up to peak Skessuhorn. Followed the cartrack few km up and went a bit west to the normal way. Easier when there is lot of grass in the beginning. Liked this way though I´ve gone...

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  • Botnssúlur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Miðsandur, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.64mi
    Elevation +
    3507f
    TrailRank
    26

    The Botnssúlur area offers the hiker a rich reward - mountains in all directions with glaciers dominating the north and east horizons. Highly recommended! Click the title for (a few) pictures.

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  • Heidarhorn / Heiðarhorn Iceland

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Leirá, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.45mi
    Elevation +
    3196f
    TrailRank
    26

    This is a mountain called Heidarhorn/Heiðarhorn in Iceland. The mountain is 1053m high and it is a comfortable hike and the distance is around 5.2km from the start to the top of the mountain. There are very steep cliffs ...

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  • Brekkukambur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Miðsandur, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.95mi
    Elevation +
    2110f
    TrailRank
    23

    Brekkukambur overlooks the old disused whaling station in Hvalfjörður ("Whalefjord"). It doesn't actually look all that interesting from the road but you'll be surprised by the view from the top - it is simply astounding...

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  • Þórisjökull

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Stóri-Ás, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.27mi
    Elevation +
    2841f
    TrailRank
    22

    A glacier trip in January should probably be started a bit earlier - as it worked out we started our approach march at 12:30 or so, made it to the top of the plateau (where we could start skiing) by 14:00 and reached th ...

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  • Fanntófell

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Stóri-Ás, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.17mi
    Elevation +
    1798f
    TrailRank
    19

    Fanntófell is a pretty little mountain located close to the (strangely named) mountain Ok. This hike was done in foul weather in the late autumn of 2004, I've never been back since then (though I've visited all the surro...

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  • Litla-Björnsfell

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Stóri-Ás, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.04mi
    Elevation +
    1877f
    TrailRank
    16

    An easy hike from the Kaldidalur mountain road which is passable by car during the summer months (it typically opens in mid-june). For pictures click the title above.

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  • Glymur

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    Hiking
    near Miðsandur, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.74mi
    Elevation +
    1217f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Glymur Photo of Glymur Photo of Glymur

    Randonnée avec sentier parfois mal balisé et escarpé. La ballade en vaut la peine. Belle chute et ravin

    Bonita ruta para ver la cascada mas alta de islandia. Camino algo complicado aunque bien equipado. Hay un paso sonre un ...
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  • Skarðshyrna-Heiðarhorn

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Leirá, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.14mi
    Elevation +
    3284f
    TrailRank
    25

    Trail going from Tunga (Efra-Skarð) in Svinadal, Iceland, to Skardshyrna (940m) and then on to Heidarhorn (1064m)and back down to Tunga

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  • Botnsheiði 02-08-09

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    Hiking
    near Lundur, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    14.26mi
    Elevation +
    1913f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo of Botnsheiði 02-08-09

    Hiking from Litli botn (Botnsskáli) upp Síldarmannabrekkur "Síldarmannagötur" very old folk way. To peak Þyrill and to Botnsheiði . There we turned by Tvívörðu to west down to Dragháls

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  • Yfir Okið

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    Hiking
    near Stóri-Ás, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    12.20mi
    Elevation +
    1644f
    TrailRank
    16

    Gengið yfir Okið frá Langahrygg á Kaldadal að Auðsstöðum í Hálsasveit

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  • Akrafjall

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Sólmundarhöfði, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.71mi
    Elevation +
    2831f
    TrailRank
    16

    Akrafjall Hiking start at 53m and higest point 647m Length 15.3 km Elapsed time 6 hour 10 min

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  • Hvalfell

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Miðsandur, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.16mi
    Elevation +
    2822f
    TrailRank
    14
    Photo of Hvalfell Photo of Hvalfell

    Ganga frá Stóra-Botni í Hvalfirði, upp að Glym og þaðan upp á Hvalfell

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  • Akrafjall

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Sólmundarhöfði, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.90mi
    Elevation +
    2710f
    TrailRank
    12
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  • Ok

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    Hiking
    near Stóri-Ás, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.00mi
    Elevation +
    2034f
    TrailRank
    11
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