The Best Trails in Vestur-Isafjardarsysla (Iceland)

6 trails

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  • Ernir

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Kirkjubær, Vestur-Isafjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.24mi
    Elevation +
    2539f
    TrailRank
    31
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    Across the fjord from the town of Ísafjörður, Ernir rises steeply from the sea. The first stage of the ascent is very easy and takes you to a cirque (bowl, corrie) where a guestbook is to be found. From there you proceed...

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  • Kaldbakur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Gata, Vestur-Isafjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.15mi
    Elevation +
    3251f
    TrailRank
    28

    Kaldbakur is the highest peak in the Westfjord region of Iceland and though not very tall at 998 metres the view is unimpeded in all directions and the landscape incredibly pretty (yes, I was born in the area!) so this a...

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  • Kaldbakur - Iceland

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Álftamýri, Vestur-Isafjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    2.34mi
    Elevation +
    2241f
    TrailRank
    18

    This is one of my favorite mountains in Iceland. It is located in the Westfjords and at 998m it is the tallest mountain in that area. This route starts in Kirkjubolsdalur but you can drive there in a decent care, the roa...

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  • Syðridalur-Seljalandsdalur

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    Hiking
    near Hanhóll, Vestur-Isafjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.09mi
    Elevation +
    2093f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Syðridalur-Seljalandsdalur Photo of Syðridalur-Seljalandsdalur Photo of Syðridalur-Seljalandsdalur

    Við keyrðum inn Syðridal eins og við treystum okkur til. Vegslóðinn var frekar leiðinlegur. Við gengum svo eftir vegslóðanum upp á Reiðhjalla og út með honum þar til við vorum komnir fyrir Heiðarfell og sáum upp Heiðarsk...

    I did a variation of this hike (almost similar route; in Iceland, I was told you pretty much forge your own trails), and...
    Aaron Dirks
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