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

Eyja- og Miklaholtshreppur, Vesturland Map
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hiking
4 months ago

Trailhead was hard to find. GPS coordinates were a little off. Park by a small pond on the west side of the road. Trail is not marked or defined at all. Must have GPS working. Lots of loose lava rock. Beautiful views from the top!

hiking
5 months ago

This hike is primarily flat, if a bit uneven throughout. There's a fair bit of mud on wet days (not uncommon for Iceland) and optional chain assistance on the actual crater itself but this trail should not pose much of an issue for most folks who'd consider themselves to be in okay shape.

The crater has an observation area at the top with chain ropes on each side that seem to dissuade walking around the entire crater, but I've read elsewhere that walking along the entire edge is possible.

If you leisurely walk this trail, it could easily take over two hours. However, if you hustle and/or trail jog, it can be completed in between 75 and 90 minutes.

It terms of locating the trailhead itself, drive about 32 km (about 20 miles) north of Borgarnes until you see a sign and road for Snorrastadir Farm. You can drive this road down to the farm itself, where there is a parking lot. The gate for the trail is just over the nearby bridge.

hiking
2 months ago

on Eldborg Crater

3 months ago

Tuesday, May 03, 2016