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This is a beautiful area and an nice walk that gets progressively more difficult and has lots of viewing points.

3 months ago

nice viewpoint, small trail to stretch your legs.. climbing the boulders is fun too

The start point appears to be a private property. You will need to park in the bit of land that has water on both sides just before the house. This isn't a marked trail, so you are really just exploring. We hiked up a bit to have lunch with a nice view of the valley, though if you are like us and used to marked trails, it's hard to shake the feeling of wandering illegally.

Very beautiful!

Easy day hike. To be honest, I'm not even sure I took this exact route, I think my route was more south and west. Anyhow, it's nice and worth it :)

Did it as a day hike will waiting for my boat in hesteyri. It's good to have a gps for the pass, but other than that really the way is obvious, especially going up the radar where it follows a road. Expect some river crossing and wet ground.

Hiked Adlavik to the Ruins. Great views although in a cloud with limited visibility; run in with an arctic fox and the ruins were still spectacular. Adlavik to Hesteyri. Tremendous landscapes and views.

Easy. Beautiful. Wet!!

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Dynjandi or Fjallfoss waterfall is the biggest waterfall in the Westfjords and is for sure the Bridal Veil of Westfjords. There are 6 other waterfalls below Dynjandi, which one passes on the way to the biggest waterfall. The names of the other waterfalls are, from above: Hæstahjallafoss, Strompgljúfrafoss, Göngumannafoss, Hrísvaðsfoss, Hundafoss and Bæjarfoss, which is also called Sjófoss. "Foss" is the Icelandic name for a waterfall.
To get to Dynjandi there is a bit of a hike and on the way up are all these smaller waterfalls. There is a man-made path leading up to the waterfalls and quite a climb getting up to Dynjandi. Volunteers made the path back in 1996.

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5 months ago

Wednesday, August 23, 2017