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Eyjan Hill Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Norðurþing, Northeastern, Iceland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until September.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 360 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

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Wild flowers

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This is a great hike that takes about 2 hours at a leisurely pace, with plenty of time for photos. It is mostly flat and offers beautiful, sweeping views of the canyon. Rooted in folklore, Asbyrgi canyon is believed to be the hoof print from Thor's horse, and Eyjan Hill puts you right at the center of it. You can pick up a map at the visitor's center for around $3USD, but it's not entirely necessary. Just follow signs for "Eyjan" and you'll park near a campsite and (very clean!) bathrooms. From there you'll see signs for the trail. You start with a short, flat walk along the base of the rock, then you ascend the rock with the help of wooden steps and some short, flat rock ledges. Once you're at the top of the rock, it's a flat stroll to the other end of the rock, with beautiful views all along the way. This hike is easy and family-friendly, and had very little traffic compared to other parts of Iceland. This is a less busy trail than others in Iceland.

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Fane Fane
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No hay bajada intermedia como parece por la gráfica. A buen paso es una hora y quince minutos.

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Emily G.
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This was a great hike (~2 hours at a leisurely pace, with plenty of time for photos), mostly flat, and offers beautiful, sweeping views of the canyon. Rooted in folklore, Asbyrgi canyon is believed to be the hoof print from Thor's horse, and Eyjan Hill puts you right at the center of it. You can pick up a map at the visitor's center for around $3USD, but it's not entirely necessary (we kept ours as a souvenir). Just follow signs for "Eyjan" and you'll park near a campsite and (very clean!) bathrooms. From there you'll see signs for the trail. You start with a short, flat walk along the base of the rock, then you ascend the rock with the help of wooden steps and some short, flat rock ledges. Once you're at the top of the rock, it's a flat stroll to the other end of the rock, with beautiful views all along the way. This hike is easy and family-friendly, and had very little traffic compared to other parts of Iceland. It was one of our favorite hikes during our week-long trip there, just due to the few people we saw, and beauty and peace of it all.

Simina Florea
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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/

Robert Sheckler
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Catarina Medeiros
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Katy Hollenbaugh
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Todd Monsell
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Runar Petursson
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