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Photo of Esja upp að stein Photo of Móskarðshnjúkar Photo of Brynjudasla waterfall hiking from Brynjudalsskógur 14.08.2021
  • Esja upp að stein

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    1880f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofEsja upp að stein Photo ofEsja upp að stein Photo ofEsja 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
  • Móskarðshnjúkar

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.56mi
    Elevation +
    2182f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofMóskarðshnjúkar Photo ofMóskarðshnjúkar Photo ofMóskarðshnjúkar

    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.
    Magnus Thor Torfason
  • near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.27mi
    Elevation +
    968f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo ofBrynjudasla waterfall hiking from Brynjudalsskógur 14.08.2021 Photo ofBrynjudasla waterfall hiking from Brynjudalsskógur 14.08.2021 Photo ofBrynjudasla waterfall hiking from Brynjudalsskógur 14.08.2021

    Very nice waterfall. 0 turists. Track to this place is almost invisible. Not many people going in this direction. Some trail was technically difficult, but if you are basically fit, you should do the trick.

  • Glymur Waterfall

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.84mi
    Elevation +
    1457f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofGlymur Waterfall Photo ofGlymur Waterfall Photo ofGlymur 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 ofBúrfellsgjá - Húsfell - Helgafell Photo ofBúrfellsgjá - Húsfell - Helgafell Photo ofBúrfellsgjá - 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...

  • Esja Blikdalur 20.03.2011

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

  • Hátindur 09.01.2011

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

  • Moskardshnjukar and trollafoss

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    near Álafoss, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.56mi
    Elevation +
    3287f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 2.67
    Photo ofMoskardshnjukar and trollafoss Photo ofMoskardshnjukar and trollafoss Photo ofMoskardshnjukar 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
  • Kerhólakambur 31.12.2010

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

  • Esja - Steinn 17.04.2011

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

  • Grímannsfell 30. mars 2019

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.43mi
    Elevation +
    1171f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofGrímannsfell 30. mars 2019 Photo ofGrímannsfell 30. mars 2019 Photo ofGrímannsfell 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...

  • Vífilsfell

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

    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 :)

  • Glymur

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.18mi
    Elevation +
    797f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofGlymur Photo ofGlymur Photo ofGlymur

    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...

  • Geldinganes vesturhluti

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.68mi
    Elevation +
    272f
    TrailRank
    35| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofGeldinganes vesturhluti Photo ofGeldinganes vesturhluti Photo ofGeldinganes 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
  • Esja - Kistufell Loop

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.29mi
    Elevation +
    3143f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofEsja - Kistufell Loop Photo ofEsja - Kistufell Loop Photo ofEsja - Kistufell Loop

    Great hike! But hard work for such a short distance. Esja is a tough mountain, it's either steep or difficult terrain (even on the plateau). There's no easy way up, it's work in any case. Today's route up over Steinn is ...

  • Tröllafoss and around

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.10mi
    Elevation +
    768f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofTröllafoss and around Photo ofTröllafoss and around Photo ofTröllafoss 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...

  • Þríhnúkar 8. sepember 2009

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    near Reykjavic, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.03mi
    Elevation +
    1001f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofÞríhnúkar 8. sepember 2009 Photo ofÞríhnúkar 8. sepember 2009 Photo ofÞríhnúkar 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 ...

  • Glymur 31.05.2020

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.48mi
    Elevation +
    1647f
    TrailRank
    33| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofGlymur 31.05.2020 Photo ofGlymur 31.05.2020 Photo ofGlymur 31.05.2020

    This hike is really amazing and quite challenging. Good hiking boot required and also wading shoes might come in handy. I was crossing a river twice. There is a log to help you cross the river at the bottom ot the canyon...

    My favorite hike in entire Iceland, amazing scenery!
    Cyberjelen
  • near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.29mi
    Elevation +
    1191f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofSelfjall og Sandfell 1. apríl 2019 Photo ofSelfjall og Sandfell 1. apríl 2019 Photo ofSelfjall 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...

  • Úlfarsfell 3x loop

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.64mi
    Elevation +
    1644f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofÚlfarsfell 3x loop Photo ofÚlfarsfell 3x loop Photo ofÚlfarsfell 3x 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...

  • Kerhólakambur

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    near Grundarhverfi, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.93mi
    Elevation +
    2808f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofKerhólakambur Photo ofKerhólakambur Photo ofKerhólakambur

    Kerhólakampur, upp on the east trail, down on the west. The trail up and down the cliffs is easier on the west side in my view. Quite steep for a while but there is a chain there to help. Views are amazing.

  • near Grundarhverfi, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    1.99mi
    Elevation +
    988f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofMeðalfell hiking, Medalfell hiking 14.08.2021 Photo ofMeðalfell hiking, Medalfell hiking 14.08.2021 Photo ofMeðalfell 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...

  • Steinn Esja winter

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

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

  • near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.11mi
    Elevation +
    1696f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofGrímannsfell-Helgufoss little loop Photo ofGrímannsfell-Helgufoss little loop Photo ofGrímannsfell-Helgufoss little loop

    Borderline 'Gluggaveđur' today (-5C with cold northern wind). Boring first 30min on the road then steep incline up SW face onto slowly rising plateau towards Grímansfell summit. Great views all around as far as Þingvelli...

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