Alpine Climbing

The Best Alpine Climbing Trails in Myrasysla (Iceland)

9 trails

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Photo of Eiríksjökull Photo of Baula Photo of Baula: 20 JUN 2009 14:47
  • Eiríksjökull

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.70mi
    Elevation +
    3885f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofEiríksjökull Photo ofEiríksjökull

    A fairly easy hike - the trick is getting to the trailhead, this requires a serious 4x4 truck. I've shown the location of cairns along the way - these can help in poor visibity. Note that Eiríksjökull is an ice cap - tho...

  • Baula

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Hvammur, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.42mi
    Elevation +
    2684f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofBaula Photo ofBaula

    Baula is a beautiful little mountain in western Iceland, just off the ring road. It's made up of rhyolite and its scree slopes are fairly difficult to ascend - but well worth the effort!

  • Hafnarfjall

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Borgarnes, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.90mi
    Elevation +
    3360f
    TrailRank
    30

    Overlooking the village of Borgarnes, Hafnarfjall give the inhabitants an excellent view over their homes - and is a popular hike. On this evening walk we did something a little more ambitious, a circuit of all the mount...

  • Strútur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.17mi
    Elevation +
    2159f
    TrailRank
    26| Rating 5.0

    Located in the upper reaches of the Borgarfjörður region, Strútur is a smallish, cone shaped mountain which affords wonderful views of the ice capped Eiríksjökull and the NW part of the Kaldidalur area. Needless to say, ...

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  • Tröllakirkja (við Hítarvatn)

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Staðarhraun, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.98mi
    Elevation +
    2838f
    TrailRank
    25

    Tröllakirkja ("Trolls' Church") is the name of a peak in the neighbourhood of Lake Hítarvatn - a fantastically interesting area moulded by both glaciers and post-glacial volcanic eruptions. Because there was still snow o...

  • Grímsstaðamúli

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Álftártunga, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.32mi
    Elevation +
    1847f
    TrailRank
    24

    This walk was hardly a heroic exploit but quite pleasant - and since the Book includes this "peak" it had to be done :-)

  • Hádegishnjúkur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.83mi
    Elevation +
    2825f
    TrailRank
    22

    The spring of 2007 saw us engaged in a campaign to conquear those Book peaks (i.e. peaks listed in the book "Icelandic Mountains - Hiking Trails to 151 Summits") which lie in the Kaldidalur area. On this beautiful day it...

  • Prestahnjúkur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    2.73mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    15

    After an abortive earlier attempt a couple of years ago (in winter - we got blown off the mountain!) we revisited Prestahnjúkur ("Priests' Peak") determined to succeed. The weather was wonderful and the ascent easy thoug...

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