Eldborg Crater is a 6.3 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Eyja- og Miklaholtshreppur, Western Region, Iceland that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

6.3 km
129 m
Out & Back


nature trips

trail running






no shade

From downtown Borgarnes, take 54 north for approximately 32 kilometers (around 20 miles) until you see a sign for Snorrastadir Farm. There should be a road to your left which will lead to a parking lot near the farm itself. The actual Eldborg trail begins just across a nearby bridge over water. There is a blue Eldborg signpost and a gate. The crater can be seen in the distance.

6 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.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016