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The Best Hiking Trails in Mosfellsbær, Capital Region (Iceland)

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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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    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
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  • Móskarðshnjúkar

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    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
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  • Esja - Steinn 17.04.2011

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    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

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  • Grímannsfell 30. mars 2019

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    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...

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  • Geldinganes vesturhluti

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    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
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  • Esja - Kistufell Loop

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    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 ...

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  • Tröllafoss and around

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    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...

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  • 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...

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  • Úlfarsfell 3x loop

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    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...

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  • Steinn Esja winter

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    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.

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  • 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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  • Vífilsfell to Bláfjoll

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    Distance
    9.57mi
    Elevation +
    3684f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofVífilsfell to Bláfjoll Photo ofVífilsfell to Bláfjoll Photo ofVífilsfell to Bláfjoll

    (n.b. elevation gain circa + 1000m) The stats might look easy, but a hard hike due to the terrain (and on the day, wind). A mix of loose gravel on steep slopes and moss + rock on the tops made for slow progress (as show...

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  • Small Esja Loop

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    Distance
    6.11mi
    Elevation +
    2064f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofSmall Esja Loop Photo ofSmall Esja Loop Photo ofSmall Esja Loop

    Small loop beneath Esja's summit. Snow on the ground and up to 10cm deep in places. Slow and steady climb up into nice shaded valley, then a left turn West to Steinn. Steepish descent in parts with good views of Reykjavi...

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  • Grimmmannsfell

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    Distance
    6.05mi
    Elevation +
    1588f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofGrimmmannsfell Photo ofGrimmmannsfell Photo ofGrimmmannsfell

    Nice view and fun trip. the end tho is bit risky following the road it had almost 45°slop down, specaly with the snow

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  • Heiðmörk circle 1.5h

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    Distance
    3.86mi
    Elevation +
    167f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofHeiðmörk circle 1.5h Photo ofHeiðmörk circle 1.5h Photo ofHeiðmörk circle 1.5h

    Start along the water, can make it a bit longer by following the path and not the road at 1/3. Last bit there is a path following the water back to the parking.

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  • Vífilsfell

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    Distance
    4.09mi
    Elevation +
    1493f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofVífilsfell Photo ofVífilsfell

    Easy walk up, a bit steep sometimes. At the very top, take the right path up. It looks steeper but there is a rope that will help. We went down on the north side of the plateau. Maybe not easier but still OK.

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  • Tröllafoss

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    Distance
    3.59mi
    Elevation +
    413f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofTröllafoss Photo ofTröllafoss Photo ofTröllafoss

    This trail starts and ends close to the farm Stardalur. It leads to a beautiful waterfall in the river Leirvogsá. The trail is optimal for a short hike close to the city. Despite it's proximity to the city, not many peop...

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  • Esja

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    Distance
    5.11mi
    Elevation +
    2546f
    TrailRank
    27| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofEsja

    Nice hike to the top of Mount Esja, well signed. At Stein you can climb to the top, a bit technical, but if you're up for it, worth it on a clear day. Large parking lot at the bottom and a bus stop as well.

    Nice trip
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  • Vífilsfell II

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    7.10mi
    Elevation +
    2398f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofVífilsfell II Photo ofVífilsfell II Photo ofVífilsfell II

    Josepsdalur loop attempt #2. Great hike, the terrain underfoot can be a challenge: loose stones and rock on the steepest parts with soft and sandy areas at the summit. Great views and next step would be to loop round Jos...

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  • Esja - steinn 23.09.2018

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    Distance
    3.55mi
    Elevation +
    1844f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofEsja - steinn 23.09.2018 Photo ofEsja - steinn 23.09.2018 Photo ofEsja - steinn 23.09.2018

    Esja - hiking up to Steinn. Snowstorm and low clouds makes very difficult to hiking in to higher parts of this mountain.

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  • Josepsdalur loop

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    Distance
    9.59mi
    Elevation +
    3602f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofJosepsdalur loop Photo ofJosepsdalur loop Photo ofJosepsdalur loop

    Good hike. Windy conditions but avoided the worst showers. Nice up Vifilsfell, then pretty constant crosswind along the ridge all the way round. Nice views from the South-East side, fun descent. (n.b. new rigid boots sti...

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  • Mosfellsbær up to the rock

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    Distance
    4.07mi
    Elevation +
    1962f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofMosfellsbær up to the rock Photo ofMosfellsbær up to the rock Photo ofMosfellsbær up to the rock

    Nice and easy walk - good circular track. We had EXTREMELY high winds and had to hold hands on the top most half of the way down less our kid would carried of by the wind - it was wild and fun. With no or less wind a wa...

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