The Best Trails in Myrasysla (Iceland)

16 trails

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Photo of Eiríksjökull Photo of Baula Photo of Langjökull
  • Eiríksjökull

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.70mi
    Elevation +
    3885f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Eiríksjökull Photo of Eiríksjökull

    A fairly easy hike - the trick is getting to the trailhead, this requires a serious 4x4 truck. I've shown the location of cairns along the way - these can help in poor visibity. Note that Eiríksjökull is an ice cap - tho...

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  • Baula

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Hvammur, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.42mi
    Elevation +
    2684f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Baula Photo of Baula

    Baula is a beautiful little mountain in western Iceland, just off the ring road. It's made up of rhyolite and its scree slopes are fairly difficult to ascend - but well worth the effort!

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  • Hafnarfjall

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Borgarnes, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.90mi
    Elevation +
    3360f
    TrailRank
    29

    Overlooking the village of Borgarnes, Hafnarfjall give the inhabitants an excellent view over their homes - and is a popular hike. On this evening walk we did something a little more ambitious, a circuit of all the mount...

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  • Þórisdalur

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    Hiking
    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    13.87mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    28

    Þórisdalur separates the Þórisjökull icecap from the main body of the Langjökull icecap. It is completely barren but despite this the hike is worth the effort (which is considerable - it's a long stretch). I'd give it an...

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  • Strútur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.17mi
    Elevation +
    2159f
    TrailRank
    26| Rating 5.0

    Located in the upper reaches of the Borgarfjörður region, Strútur is a smallish, cone shaped mountain which affords wonderful views of the ice capped Eiríksjökull and the NW part of the Kaldidalur area. Needless to say, ...

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  • Geitlandsjökull

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.26mi
    Elevation +
    2070f
    TrailRank
    25

    After having tried to come at this icecap from the other direction (over Prestahnjúkur) in really bad weather during the winter, this time we decided to use skis and start at the Jaki lodge. Beautiful weather, perfect sk...

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  • Tröllakirkja (við Hítarvatn)

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Staðarhraun, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.98mi
    Elevation +
    2838f
    TrailRank
    25

    Tröllakirkja ("Trolls' Church") is the name of a peak in the neighbourhood of Lake Hítarvatn - a fantastically interesting area moulded by both glaciers and post-glacial volcanic eruptions. Because there was still snow o...

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  • Grímsstaðamúli

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Álftártunga, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.32mi
    Elevation +
    1847f
    TrailRank
    24

    This walk was hardly a heroic exploit but quite pleasant - and since the Book includes this "peak" it had to be done :-)

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  • Langjökull

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    Off Road
    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    44.71mi
    Elevation +
    4022f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo of Langjökull Photo of Langjökull Photo of Langjökull

    My first winter trip through the Icelandic highlands by 4x4 was quite an adventure. The temperature, even up on the icecap, was above freezing, everything was turning to slush (and this in January!). Out of the 8 or so c...

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  • Hádegishnjúkur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.83mi
    Elevation +
    2825f
    TrailRank
    22

    The spring of 2007 saw us engaged in a campaign to conquear those Book peaks (i.e. peaks listed in the book "Icelandic Mountains - Hiking Trails to 151 Summits") which lie in the Kaldidalur area. On this beautiful day it...

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  • Prestahnjúkur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    2.73mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    15

    After an abortive earlier attempt a couple of years ago (in winter - we got blown off the mountain!) we revisited Prestahnjúkur ("Priests' Peak") determined to succeed. The weather was wonderful and the ascent easy thoug...

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