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Short walk from car park to the waterfall

Nice, quiet, fairly flat walk alongside the river leading to a series of small-medium sized waterfalls. I suspect the trail goes further than the map suggests - it just depends how far you want to / are allowed to go.

A nice short walk from the church but not very well marked and while the waterfall is pleasant there are better examples. Visit if you are in the area but not an essential

hiking
1 month ago

Spectacular views from the top. Note to first timers: most other sources of information can mislead you and point towards other places called Helgafell in Iceland or even to the lower formation next to Helgafell; stick to the route here and look for the highest peak of the two.

Great easy hike while you’re recovering from jet lag or if you only have a day or two in Iceland. Stunning views and a fun way to learn about some local history.

on Helgafell

hiking
2 months ago

Good for a quick jaunt up a mountain. Flat and easy for the first 0.9 miles before the moderate section straight to the top. If you take the right fork on the way down, it is more moderate but sandy and loose with gravel so watch your step.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

walking
Sunday, August 25, 2013