Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Capital with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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snow
16 days ago

Very fun trail! Glad I found it while staying in Reykjavík for vacation. Don’t be surprised if you don’t make it up the primary incline. Its quite steep and definitely not your average hike. Beautiful views the entire way. I would recommend to think twice about this trail unless you have experience on sustained steep trails and walking on snowpack

hiking
1 month ago

I had a great time on this trail! I did by accident walk down the wrong path back down and got really confused. Then a cloud came and encapsulated us in Fog. I had to go back to the top and try again. There was an ATV 4X4 trail (to the right of the parking) (left going down the peak) that was much easier so I went down that trail instead of the one listed here. Google maps satellite view helped me find my way down. Its a great hike with great views! When the fog came I was scared since I couldn’t see in the distance. Just a warning for other visitors!

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rocky
snow
1 month ago

a great hike excellent ascent

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely worth taking the short ferry to see the island. I saw some seals sun bathing on the coast and the walk is very accessible.

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bridge out
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

awesome trail with mesmerizing views. River crossing can be cold during the fall months (crossed oct.10th), make sure to bring a towel to dry off feet and water shoes if possible as rocks are slippery and jagged. I dont suggest you cross with your hiking shoes as you'll need to keep your feet warm and dry after crossing. Make sure to choose shallow areas, spots we choose never went above the knee. It's not an easy task but the view on the right side is worth it. Highly suggest you start on the left side as the trail is marked clearly-ish and head down on the right side (1st crossing will be at top of falls, 2nd would be where the log would be) as the trail is not marked clearly and it's easier to identify it going down then up. it took us a total of 4 hours to do the loop with stopping for photos.

hiking
2 months ago

The beautiful route is only available in summer, in winter you cannot cross the river. The road on the right side is poorly marked. Worth a try, the climb is interesting. we returned by another road, well signposted at the summit and quieter for the descent

on Helgafell

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Great hill for beginners Great view from top

Terrible hike! Prepare for disappointment if you hike on the left side! Clearly the hike is meant to be viewed from the right side. No good views on the left. Unfortunately, the only way to get on the right side is to cross a river with a log and wire which was not available at the time we went (Oct 4). Furthermore, if you follow All Trails suggestion and hike the left side, it will suggest a closed route that is severely overgrown with foliage, dense bush, and loose rocks. I can see the potential however, and would love to do the hike over again but on the other side of the gorge.

Best hike I’ve ever been on!!! We went on September 28th and the weather was perfect but of course super windy. I am not scared of heights really but a few of the views made my heart skip a beat- absolutely worth it though. The first water crossing was fine, the log and wire were helpful. We did the 2nd water crossing and probably should have gone a little further down the river to do it- but it worked out fine, water was about knee high. The hike back down is easy so we just kept our wet boots on. 10/10 recommend this hike- best part of our trip!!!

Busy, but an interesting and scenic walk through Icelandic history.

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bridge out
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hike "average +" difficulty in good weather. Amazing view. At the top it is possible to continue the hike and go down another side (detailed path F3 at the foot of the hike, parking). Longer, beautiful landscapes, but poorly marked.

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muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

This trail is absolutely gorgeous! If you’re not afraid of heights and you’re in Iceland, definitely give this a visit! I’d also recommend doing this hike with Helga Bara! She’s insightful, sweet, very considerate, and encouraging. Not for the faint of heart!

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bugs
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Best hike of my life. Glymur is big and beautiful. The trail is pretty easy to follow but it's also very tough terrain.

Unbelievable waterfall. It worth it.

Incredible view of the Glymur waterfall. If you want to do a full loop, you will need to do two water crossings. One includes a log which will not be available during winter times, the other a crossing of the river with depths up to knee deep. Well worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

Not super hard for one of the best views of my entire life

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rocky
2 months ago

Nice quick hike. Beautiful views! Took 1 hour round trip.

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rocky
2 months ago

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