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Photo of Borgarnes - Grímstaðamúli Photo of Hafnarfjall 22.04.2010 Photo of Hólsfjall Tröllatindar: 07 NOV 2009 09:47
  • Borgarnes - Grímstaðamúli

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    near Borgarnes, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    1404f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo ofBorgarnes - Grímstaðamúli Photo ofBorgarnes - Grímstaðamúli Photo ofBorgarnes - Grímstaðamúli

    Grimsstadir - Grímstaðamúli This walk in Grímstaðamúli mount is located 20 km north from Borgarnes. It boasts great views of the broad Borgarfjordur fjord and Hafnarfjall mountains. Rather easy stroll. It starts fr...

  • Hafnarfjall 22.04.2010

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    near Borgarnes, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.40mi
    Elevation +
    2454f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 4.84
    Photo ofHafnarfjall 22.04.2010 Photo ofHafnarfjall 22.04.2010 Photo ofHafnarfjall 22.04.2010

    First day of Summer according to Icelandic tradition. Anyway still kind of Winter looking and Icy on the top. Excellent weather though and a great view

    Thanks for this track. It was an amazing walk in the wintertime and it‘s, as you wrote easy except the last meters to th...
    Skorwider
    Thank you for uploading this wonderful trial! Today I enjoyed to follow your trail and it was excellent, with fantastic ...
    Schmetterling24
  • near Staðastaður, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.95mi
    Elevation +
    3383f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo ofHólsfjall Tröllatindar: 07 NOV 2009 09:47 Photo ofHólsfjall Tröllatindar: 07 NOV 2009 09:47 Photo ofHólsfjall Tröllatindar: 07 NOV 2009 09:47

    Hiking in Snaefellsnes mountains with marvellus view over mountains to east and west plus glacier Snæfellsjökull (Snaefellsjokull). First 350 altitude upp steep hill but rather easy after that.

  • near Ás, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    17.02mi
    Elevation +
    4806f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofOk volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18) Photo ofOk volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18) Photo ofOk volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18)

    The Ok is a typical shield volcano with a very wide base compared to its height. This basically means that you have to walk a lot to get to the top, although the slopes are normally very gentle. The steepest part of this...

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  • Hvalfell 20.03.2010

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    near Miðsandur, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.41mi
    Elevation +
    3333f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofHvalfell 20.03.2010 Photo ofHvalfell 20.03.2010 Photo ofHvalfell 20.03.2010

    If anybody downloads this track for use I would be thankful if the same could pick up my ice-axe on the way down, it´s probably somewhere 1/4 on the way to the canyon from the top. It´s gray, of black diamond type. pleas...

  • Bjarnarhafnarfjall 24.04.2010

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    near Bjarnarhöfn, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.04mi
    Elevation +
    1926f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofBjarnarhafnarfjall 24.04.2010 Photo ofBjarnarhafnarfjall 24.04.2010 Photo ofBjarnarhafnarfjall 24.04.2010

    Fantastic trip, for the last km I was accompanied by a young eagle playing in the sky along with a falcon and few ravens. At the top two more eagles joined the party. In 2003 there were 57 pairs of eagles in Iceland so o...

  • near Ás, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    21.75mi
    Elevation +
    4439f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofHike around Strútur Mountain, Iceland (19-03-2018) Photo ofHike around Strútur Mountain, Iceland (19-03-2018) Photo ofHike around Strútur Mountain, Iceland (19-03-2018)

    This was a very long hike (35 km) because I started it from Húsafell. To make this hike shorter you can park the car at the beginning of the road F578 (next to the information panels) or by the farm Kalmanstunga (see way...

  • Helgrindur 26.06.2010

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    near Búðir, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.73mi
    Elevation +
    3310f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofHelgrindur 26.06.2010 Photo ofHelgrindur 26.06.2010 Photo ofHelgrindur 26.06.2010

    Weather forecast was excellent, clear sky, calm and nice temperature, we got two out of three so the summit was cloudy. The track is defected since we had an accident on the way down and I stopped my Garmin and forgot to...

  • Helgrindur: 27 AUG 2011 10:11

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    near Búðir, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.52mi
    Elevation +
    3297f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofHelgrindur: 27 AUG 2011 10:11 Photo ofHelgrindur: 27 AUG 2011 10:11 Photo ofHelgrindur: 27 AUG 2011 10:11

    Hiking in fairly good wether, little fog at the top and some rain. I am ranking this as Very difficult, but could be avoided by taking track around the "rock walls" we went down.

  • Akrafjall: 15 SEP 2009 18:12

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    near Sólmundarhöfði, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.81mi
    Elevation +
    1772f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofAkrafjall: 15 SEP 2009 18:12 Photo ofAkrafjall: 15 SEP 2009 18:12 Photo ofAkrafjall: 15 SEP 2009 18:12

    Great 3 hours hiking (7,7km) on Akranes towns mountain. This is a circle hike on the south summit, lower than the north one but my favorites. Also a narrow path under the summit possible to walk under the cliffs with gre...

  • Hróarstindar: 30 JAN 2010 09:09

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    near Leirá, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.17mi
    Elevation +
    2661f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofHróarstindar: 30 JAN 2010 09:09 Photo ofHróarstindar: 30 JAN 2010 09:09 Photo ofHróarstindar: 30 JAN 2010 09:09

    Hiking around 6,5 hours from the parking though Hafnardal behind Hafnarfjall to Hróarstindar 792m. -14°at the top in little wind but clear sky. Had to fix the track at the top (out of battery, but should be useble)

  • near Ás, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.05mi
    Elevation +
    276f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofOddahringur og söguslóðir - History trail and Oddar Photo ofOddahringur og söguslóðir - History trail and Oddar Photo ofOddahringur og söguslóðir - History trail and Oddar

    First we hiked around the history trail at the old farm up to the fox trap. From there the path was to the Oddar - blue trail. We stopped at the old sheep fold Kiðárrétt , at Oddar and at the confluence of Hvita river an...

  • Grundarfjordur

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    near Grundarfjörður, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.09mi
    Elevation +
    354f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofGrundarfjordur Photo ofGrundarfjordur Photo ofGrundarfjordur

    Hike from Grundarfjordur town to kirkujufellsfoss and then half-circle Kirkjufell mountain. Picked up by Zodiac from ship :)

  • Hafnarfjall - 9 tindar - 021010

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    near Borgarnes, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.88mi
    Elevation +
    4465f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofHafnarfjall - 9 tindar - 021010 Photo ofHafnarfjall - 9 tindar - 021010 Photo ofHafnarfjall - 9 tindar - 021010

    The Hiking Club Toppfarar hiked the "not very high" but well known mountain of Borgarnes, Hafnarfjall where we hiked all its peaks, total of 9 at our count. Four of them are nameless and we named them Þverhnúkur(3), Miðh...

  • Kirkjufell

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    near Grundarfjörður, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.47mi
    Elevation +
    679f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofKirkjufell Photo ofKirkjufell Photo ofKirkjufell

    3 in 1 - climb up 1/3 of the mount (this part is feasible without risk, no cords, ladders....) - the round trip around the mountain. Not as easy as it seems with over 10m/s wind... The path is collapsing due to erosion s...

  • Arnarstapi - Hellnar - Arnarstapi

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    near Arnarstapi, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.05mi
    Elevation +
    174f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofArnarstapi - Hellnar - Arnarstapi Photo ofArnarstapi - Hellnar - Arnarstapi Photo ofArnarstapi - Hellnar - Arnarstapi

    Famous Iceland west coast hike trail takes you on a easy 2 hour walk (to Hellnar and back). Rocky trail, mossy surroundings and breathtaking views. If you have the chance visit this magical place.

    Excellent trail, stunning views. Thanks for posting.
    Mr K J Godfrey
  • Eldborg

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    near Jarðlangsstaðir, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.78mi
    Elevation +
    295f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofEldborg Photo ofEldborg Photo ofEldborg

    This is a hike from the side road / inn / stables at Eldborg, up to the rim of the volcanic cinder cone. It is clearly visible from the highway, and well worth stopping for. The path winds around the lip of a smaller ci...

  • Brattabrekka

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    near Hvammur, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.67mi
    Elevation +
    1122f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofBrattabrekka Photo ofBrattabrekka Photo ofBrattabrekka

    I had always been puzzled as to why this mountain pass was referred to as "Brattabrekka" ("Steep Slope") as it didn't feature any unusual gradients. It wasn't until last summer that I discovered that the roadway had actu...

  • Drápuhlíðarfjall 08.05.2010

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    near Helgafell, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.90mi
    Elevation +
    1870f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofDrápuhlíðarfjall 08.05.2010 Photo ofDrápuhlíðarfjall 08.05.2010 Photo ofDrápuhlíðarfjall 08.05.2010

    This interesting Mountain is in Snæfellsnes peninsula. It´s mainly liparite, but also there´s a lot af all kinds of valuable metals including gold, but not favorable to process. Part of the mountain is called Gullberg (e...

  • Geirhnúkur 16.01.2011

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    near Kolbeinsstaðir, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.62mi
    Elevation +
    2720f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofGeirhnúkur 16.01.2011 Photo ofGeirhnúkur 16.01.2011 Photo ofGeirhnúkur 16.01.2011

    Went to Mt. Geirhnúkur with Hreiðar today. Not very much view due to clouds/fog, rain and snowfall. Conditions could have been better, lot of ice and new snow over it so one could not see the ice beneath. Crampoons nearl...

  • near Ás, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.09mi
    Elevation +
    945f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofHúsafellsland, Grettistak, Útfall, Bæjargil Photo ofHúsafellsland, Grettistak, Útfall, Bæjargil Photo ofHúsafellsland, Grettistak, Útfall, Bæjargil

    Gönguferð um Húsafellsland, lagt upp frá Hótel Húsafelli að gamla bænum og kvíunum frá dögum sr. Snorra Björnssonar. Þaðan lá leiðin vestur gamla veginn undir Útfjalli upp hallann fyrir ofan eyðibýlið Reyðarfell og stald...

  • Akrafjallshringur

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    near Akranes, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.53mi
    Elevation +
    2612f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofAkrafjallshringur Photo ofAkrafjallshringur Photo ofAkrafjallshringur

    An easy hike in good weather with the goal to top the two of Akrafjall's summits, Geirmundartindur (643m) and Háihnjúkur (555m), with a stop on Jókubunga (520m).

  • Hrútaborg 26.06.2010

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    near Kolbeinsstaðir, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.52mi
    Elevation +
    2516f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofHrútaborg 26.06.2010 Photo ofHrútaborg 26.06.2010 Photo ofHrútaborg 26.06.2010

    This one was kind of surprise, very easy first 3km then got steeper and almost vertical cliffs at the end. First we tried to go up them at the wrong place so beware if you download the track. Almost got ourselves stuck b...

  • Kirkjufell

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    near Grundarfjörður, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    2.96mi
    Elevation +
    1388f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofKirkjufell Photo ofKirkjufell Photo ofKirkjufell

    Kirkjufell is claimed to be the most photographed mountain in the country. I bet it is because it was one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones but I am sure it is also because it is a really beautiful mountain. ...

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