Eyjan Hill Trail

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Eyjan Hill Trail is a 5.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kópasker, Norðurland eystra, Iceland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September.

DISTANCE
5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
109 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
9 months ago

Á-2 Eyjan hill in Ásbyrgi
Distance: 4,5 km (back and forth)
Walking time: 1,5-2 hrs
Starting point: Car park in front of the service house at the campsite
Path difficulty: Easy route (blue)

The trail upon Eyjan (“the island”) in Ásbyrgi starts at the parking lot at the campsite. The trail heads first north and then it goes up the cliff where it is suitable for ascent. Wood steps have been put up for easier access. When up at the Eyjan the path goes soon past an old pile of stone. If you turn around there, the route is 2 km long, but if the path is followed further south, it goes all the way to the edge of the cliff. From there is a beautiful view over Ásbyrgi. This route is an enjoyable evening stroll.
http://www.vatnajokulsthjodgardur.is/english/what-to-see/hiking-routes/the-jokulsargljufur-canyon/asbyrgi/