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Photo of Esja upp að stein Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar
  • Esja upp að stein

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    Hiking
    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    1880f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Esja upp að stein Photo of Esja upp að stein Photo of Esja upp að stein

    Fun and easy walk with dog and 9yo. Did not go all the way to the top because of the dog since there is a bit of climbing there.

    Easy nice walk.
    wapniaki w drodze
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  • near Garðakauptún, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    16.05mi
    Elevation +
    469f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 4.4
    Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir

    Another track full of superlatives. This one takes you from the Bláfjöll ski resort all the way down to Hafnarfjörður. Long descends and technical, great view and amazing lava formations. Add in a few jumps over deep lav...

    Moss that is not supposed to be biked on, rough lava, loose lava. Did more walking than biking. Almost no visible trail ...
    ramsjam
    Frábær leið,var mjög hissa á að við sprengdum aldrei :)
    snussi
    Great spot, description and photos. Been hiking in Iceland in the past and definitely must return with my mtb. Thanks fo...
    Anderson
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  • Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar

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    Mountain Bike
    near Hvaleyri, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.71mi
    Elevation +
    1037f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar

    Very scenic track up in the mountains of the Reykjanes peninsula. The route takes you along a mountain ridge on the north side of Kleifarvatn. There's a bit of hike ´n bike and some cool descends but nothing too technica...

    Geggjuð leið fyrir góða hjólara á góðum degi. Við drusluðumst öfugan hring, höfðum helling fyrir því í grjóti og sandi, ...
    Valkasalka
    Fór þessa leið í leiðinlegu veðri, þannig að útsýnið var ekkert, hafði því hugsað mér að fara þetta aftur. Einnig var bl...
    vaski
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    Larusarni
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  • A trip to Gljúfrasteinn

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    25.27mi
    Elevation +
    1450f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of A trip to Gljúfrasteinn Photo of A trip to Gljúfrasteinn Photo of A trip to Gljúfrasteinn

    Gljúfrasteinn was the home of our Nobel Price winner in Literature 1955, Halldór Laxnes. The house was converted into a museum, where the author´s mome is preserved just as it was when he lived and worked there. We biked...

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  • Móskarðshnjúkar

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    Hiking
    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.56mi
    Elevation +
    2182f
    TrailRank
    51| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Móskarðshnjúkar Photo of Móskarðshnjúkar Photo of Móskarðshnjúkar

    This a truly great walk, we recommend using sticks and good shoes. It's worth checking the weather forecast, you'll be rewarded with great view and a much more enjoyable stay at the top. The peeks have great colors (...

    Mjög fín leið að fylgja, ef maður vill fá beinustu leið upp á aðalhnúkinn.
    M T
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  • near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    283.34mi
    Elevation +
    18681f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Snæfellsnes peninsula in one (long) day from Reykjavík Photo of Snæfellsnes peninsula in one (long) day from Reykjavík Photo of Snæfellsnes peninsula in one (long) day from Reykjavík

    Snæfellsnes is my favorit part of iceland . You will find here waterfalls, glacier, nice cliffs, seals , a lot of birds , hot pots and many many more interesting things. You can see all peninsula in one (long) day from R...

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  • near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.43mi
    Elevation +
    1821f
    TrailRank
    41
    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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  • Glymur Waterfall

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    Hiking
    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.84mi
    Elevation +
    1457f
    TrailRank
    41| 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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  • Esja Blikdalur 20.03.2011

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    Hiking
    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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    Hiking
    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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    Hiking
    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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  • Enduro Iceland 2015 spring

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    Mountain Bike
    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.05mi
    Elevation +
    1444f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Enduro Iceland 2015 spring Photo of Enduro Iceland 2015 spring Photo of Enduro Iceland 2015 spring

    Enduro Iceland 2015 spring celebration trail. This scenic trail starts in Kaldársel with a soon to follow hike up Mt. Helgafell. The latter downhill stage is an unconventional path down, it is steep and somewhat dangerou...

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  • Trail from Reykjavík to highway 1 south

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.63mi
    Elevation +
    689f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Trail from Reykjavík to highway 1 south Photo of Trail from Reykjavík to highway 1 south Photo of Trail from Reykjavík to highway 1 south

    Easy trail to get to highway 1 south, towards Vík and eastfjords without having to go through traffic. The trail starts by Hilton Hotel and ends by highway 1.Where the trail shifts you can choose between going straight a...

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  • Reykjavík and surounding cities

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Seltjarnarnes, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    21.70mi
    Elevation +
    791f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Reykjavík and surounding cities Photo of Reykjavík and surounding cities Photo of Reykjavík and surounding cities

    Biked through Reykjavík, Kópavogur and Garðabær, Over the lava in Garðabær where I took aerial photo of the trail. and through Kopavogur up Valley of Elliðaár, by Indian Canyon like we called it when we were children, ov...

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  • Kerhólakambur 31.12.2010

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    Hiking
    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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  • Esja - Steinn 17.04.2011

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    Hiking
    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.07mi
    Elevation +
    1906f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Esja - Steinn 17.04.2011 Photo of Esja - Steinn 17.04.2011 Photo of Esja - Steinn 17.04.2011

    Easy and slow walk to the socalled Rock. Loads of people on Mt. Esja as usual. Weather was ok, foggy and snowing for a bit, but then in cleared and we could see towards Reykjavik

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  • Hátindur 2012-08-13 22:10:06

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Álafoss, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.53mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Hátindur 2012-08-13 22:10:06 Photo of Hátindur 2012-08-13 22:10:06 Photo of Hátindur 2012-08-13 22:10:06

    Hiking circle on Esja second higest peak "Hatindur" 909 m high. In many years thought to be the highest. The middle of Esja is few meters higer but not accutally Peak like this one. Seems to be impossible cliffs but is ...

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