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  • 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...

  • Vífilsfell to Bláfjoll

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    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...

  • Small Esja Loop

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    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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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    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

  • Selvogsvegur - hliðarvatn

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.12mi
    Elevation +
    817f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofSelvogsvegur - hliðarvatn Photo ofSelvogsvegur - hliðarvatn Photo ofSelvogsvegur - hliðarvatn

    Start or end at the lake or a small parking lot near the trail start close to bláfjöll. Quite a easy walk in general but a short and fairly steep point at selvogsvegur. At hliðarvatn down to the parkinglot there is a rea...

  • Húsfell - Helgafell loop

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.04mi
    Elevation +
    1886f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofHúsfell - Helgafell loop Photo ofHúsfell - Helgafell loop Photo ofHúsfell - Helgafell loop

    Great conditions, sunny with strong SW wind on hills. 5-10cm fresh snow in parts (dependant on terrain and wind) made for heavy walking. Head south from parking and scoot round East side of small peaks. Then straight acr...

  • Blikdalur-Kambshorn-Esjuberg

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.90mi
    Elevation +
    2687f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofBlikdalur-Kambshorn-Esjuberg Photo ofBlikdalur-Kambshorn-Esjuberg Photo ofBlikdalur-Kambshorn-Esjuberg

    Blikdalur-Kambshorn-Esjuberg Very nice trail from "behind" up to Kerhólakambur and then down the regular trail towards Esjuberg where we had left one car before the hike.

  • Glymur and Hvalvatn

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.73mi
    Elevation +
    1755f
    TrailRank
    28| Rating 1.0
    Photo ofGlymur and Hvalvatn Photo ofGlymur and Hvalvatn Photo ofGlymur and Hvalvatn

    Partly difficult, very rocky path along the lake. From the lake there is mostly no trail and it’s a bit hard to find the way down and cross the last river.

    did it yesterday. up to the lake is ok, but from the lake around and down the other side is no trail and you have to go ...
    Johannes Neuhold
  • Vífilsfell

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    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.

  • Tröllafoss

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    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...

  • near Lágafell, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.86mi
    Elevation +
    2021f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofLangihryggurEsju: 20 OCT 2009 17:32 001 Photo ofLangihryggurEsju: 20 OCT 2009 17:32 001 Photo ofLangihryggurEsju: 20 OCT 2009 17:32 001

    Diffrent way to hike upp to Steinn just under the peak "Þverfellshorn" Great veiw from Búrfellshamar over the city and to the sea.

  • Esja

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.11mi
    Elevation +
    2546f
    TrailRank
    28| 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
    trzcinskip
  • near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.63mi
    Elevation +
    1204f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofGrímannsfell - Stórhóll from Helgufoss Photo ofGrímannsfell - Stórhóll from Helgufoss Photo ofGrímannsfell - Stórhóll from Helgufoss

    Evening hike in late April. The hike is relatively easy. After crossing the bridge the trail started to become very muddy. Awesome 360 view at the top of Stórhóll.

  • Vífilsfell II

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    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...

  • Helgafell 2x loop

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.05mi
    Elevation +
    1076f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofHelgafell 2x loop Photo ofHelgafell 2x loop Photo ofHelgafell 2x loop

    Great little spot but weather limited scope. 1st climb steep and second climb smoother but more exposed. driving sleet limited the walk time. N.b. wikiloc stopped recording and missed out 1/2 ofsecond climb.

  • Vatnshliðarhorn in reverse

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.49mi
    Elevation +
    1043f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofVatnshliðarhorn in reverse Photo ofVatnshliðarhorn in reverse Photo ofVatnshliðarhorn in reverse

    We took the popular route but in reverse and I highly recommend that! It's easier this way and more beautiful. Later we explored a very interesting area with a colourful rocks.

  • Mosfellsbær up to the rock

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.07mi
    Elevation +
    1962f
    TrailRank
    27
    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...

  • Esja - steinn 23.09.2018

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    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.

  • Josepsdalur loop

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    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...

  • Búrfellsgjá by siggadottir

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.62mi
    Elevation +
    384f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofBúrfellsgjá by siggadottir

    An easy but very rewarding hike in the outskirts of Reykjavík. A trail that leads you to a colorful volcanic crater. You climb to the top of the it and then walk all the way around it. Beautiful hike with great views ev...

  • Lake Hvaleyrarvatn by siggadottir

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.52mi
    Elevation +
    541f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofLake Hvaleyrarvatn by siggadottir

    A beautiful hike with a view over a lake, moss covered lava fields and mountains in the distance. Especially gorgeous during lupine season (june to early july) when blue lupine fields add a beautiful color to the enviro...

  • Heiðmörk, hlíðahringur

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.60mi
    Elevation +
    417f
    TrailRank
    26

    Heiðmörk, hlíðahringur. Fairly level, when walking north you will pass through an area with extensive Alaskan lupine (purple flower). I recommend avoiding the lupine and walking to the left of the trail as it is very tre...

  • Búrfellsgjá

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    354f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofBúrfellsgjá Photo ofBúrfellsgjá Photo ofBúrfellsgjá

    A very easy hike just outside Hafnarfjörður. Perfect weather conditions, -1° and sunny, no wind. I found some snow at the beginning of the trail but it was absolutely fine, no spikes needed. Wonderful view from the t...

  • Reykjavík city walk

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    near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    1.20mi
    Elevation +
    75f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo ofReykjavík city walk Photo ofReykjavík city walk Photo ofReykjavík city walk

    This is a city walk organized by Citywalk.is. This walking tour takes about two hours and explores the historic center of Reykjavík. The center is relatively small because the walk is just under two kilometers long. Fort...

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