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  • Glymur hike

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.89mi
    Elevation +
    1129f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofGlymur hike Photo ofGlymur hike Photo ofGlymur hike

    lovely walk to the top of the Glymur waterfall. You have to cross a river, furthermore no real obstacles.

  • Úlfarsfell quick up + down

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.47mi
    Elevation +
    984f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofÚlfarsfell quick up + down Photo ofÚlfarsfell quick up + down Photo ofÚlfarsfell quick up + down

    Lovely sunny evening in Moso, quick walk during recovery, up and down from the North-East side. Great views.

  • Kerhólakambur-Þverfellshorn

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    near Grundarhverfi, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.39mi
    Elevation +
    2972f
    TrailRank
    23

    Labbaði með Björgólfi og Rögnvaldi upp frá Esjubergi en niður frá Þverfellshorni. Frábært veður og ágæt ganga. Skildum eftir bíl við Esjustofu og nouðum hann svo til að loka hringnum. An easy and enjoyable hike. We le...

  • Búrfellsgjá 21.03.11

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    near Garðakauptún, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.32mi
    Elevation +
    249f
    TrailRank
    23

    Just a few minutes drive from Reykjavík, Búrfellsgjá canyon is a 3.5 km long lava pathway running westward from the small volcano Búrfell. The canyon was the channel through which red hot magma flowed when Búrfell erupt...

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  • Smáþúfur Blikdal Esju

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    near Grundarhverfi, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.06mi
    Elevation +
    2231f
    TrailRank
    22

    There was some patches of ice so we had to do some zig zags to avoid them mostly going down. There were some patches of snow as well in some places. A lot of water in the part that goes along the river but it was cold en...

  • Laxness to Helgufoss

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.72mi
    Elevation +
    676f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo ofLaxness to Helgufoss

    Good walk. Terrain can be a bit tiring (rocks and moss) but it is otherwise easy and accessible with a small gradient towards the waterfall. Great family walk.

  • Thverfellshorn quick up and down

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.89mi
    Elevation +
    2503f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo ofThverfellshorn quick up and down Photo ofThverfellshorn quick up and down

    'Quick' up and down Esja, feeling the tiredness from the winter and lack of light. Made a good time but hard work for such a short hike! Good to keep going though!

  • Hvalfell og Glymur

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.60mi
    Elevation +
    2851f
    TrailRank
    20

    A fun 4 hour long walk up the mountain of Hvalfell. On the way down, this track passes the 200m tall Glymur waterfall.

  • Vífilsfell

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.08mi
    Elevation +
    1434f
    TrailRank
    19

    I'd divide the hike in 5 parts. The firts one runs along a garvel track. The second is a quite steep climb and you will reach a pass marked with a milestone. The third one runs alongs a plateau. The forth is a slope on s...

  • Kleifarvatn circle

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.06mi
    Elevation +
    2917f
    TrailRank
    19

    Challenging trail on the ridge of the west side of the lake up to the hills, then the second part easy close to the lake. Hope you’ll find your way more challenging than you can, there are some little climbs to do or you...

  • Sólarhringur

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    near Garðabær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.66mi
    Elevation +
    515f
    TrailRank
    19

    We did the hike after a couple of days snowing. In the first part of the walk (600 meters) were footprints but the rest was fresh snow so we need to walk in very fluffy fresh snow after a couple of kilometres were tired ...

  • Helgafell

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.64mi
    Elevation +
    978f
    TrailRank
    19
    Photo ofHelgafell

    Dusting of the cobwebs. No wind, 0C, sunny and beautiful day. Fell flat on my arse before I even made it to the climb as the plaine in front was covered in frozen puddles. Went up a different 1st section to avoid frost, ...

  • Úlfarsfell x2 loop

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.01mi
    Elevation +
    1650f
    TrailRank
    19
    Photo ofÚlfarsfell x2 loop Photo ofÚlfarsfell x2 loop

    Basic loops over Úlfasfell, to keep fit and enjoy the sun with an idea on mtb trails. Nice views and routes.

  • Helgafell basic loop

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.01mi
    Elevation +
    945f
    TrailRank
    16
    Photo ofHelgafell basic loop

    Quick jaunt up Hengill and back down the North side. 1st walk back for a while + lovely company (Lemke + Bangsi and her cousins)

  • Þverfell

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.70mi
    Elevation +
    1089f
    TrailRank
    16

    In the beginning we tried to walk to Hafrafell, but we failed because of the Lupine. So we decided to return to the main path and continue our way to Þverfell

  • Grimsfell

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.21mi
    Elevation +
    1772f
    TrailRank
    16

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

  • heiðmörk uppað búrfellsgjá

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    near Gufunes, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.95mi
    Elevation +
    804f
    TrailRank
    16

    trail from heidmork to burfellsgja, longer route. shorter route is from another parking spot a bit further

  • Valahnúkar

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.67mi
    Elevation +
    581f
    TrailRank
    15

    Valahnúkar is a hill within Iceland and is nearby to Helgafell and Húsfell, just outside Reykjavik.

  • Glymur

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.10mi
    Elevation +
    1234f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofGlymur Photo ofGlymur Photo ofGlymur

    Glymur, una de esas rutas que no se olvidan tan fácilmente. Quizás la jornada más completa y divertida de todas las que disfrutamos en nuestro paso por Islandia. Si hay una ruta que podemos marcar en mayúsculas, esa serí...

    Una passada! Recomano agafar xancletes tancades per creuar el riu ja que rellisca força i és millor buscar les pedretes.
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    Wonderful hike! Might be a little challenging for some, especially with kids, but the scenery is beautiful.
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  • Úlfarsfell 20. mars 2019

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.38mi
    Elevation +
    1079f
    TrailRank
    14
    Photo ofÚlfarsfell 20. mars 2019

    Short and easy trail. Nice sightseeing over Reykjavik and to Esja. I got a heavy storm from south-west during the trek so there is only one picture.

  • Reykjavik - Heidmork

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    near Gufunes, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.35mi
    Elevation +
    249f
    TrailRank
    12

    Heiðmörk was proclaimed a municipal conservation area of Reykjavík in 1950. It is located southeast of Elliðavatn, Iceland, and is about 6 miles (9.7 km) from the city of Reykjavík. Its name is derived from its namesake ...

  • near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.30mi
    Elevation +
    72f
    TrailRank
    61
    Photo ofReykjavík Ruta Turistica 11.12.2016 Photo ofReykjavík Ruta Turistica 11.12.2016 Photo ofReykjavík Ruta Turistica 11.12.2016

    Reykjavík Ruta Turistica. HEMOS REALIZADO LA RUTA DEL HOP ON - HOP OFF A PIE. Visitando los puntos más emblemáticos de la ciudad y recorriendo un gran tramo sobre la costa del mar; haciendo luego prácticamente una ...

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