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Kirkjufell Mountain is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grundarfjörður, Western, Iceland that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from May until September.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 1,358 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Running Views Waterfall Wild flowers Muddy Over grown Rocky Scramble Washed out Off trail No shade
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Kirkjufell is a famous mountain located in the north coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula next to the little village of Grundarfjörður. It is claimed to be the most photographed mountain in the country and offers amazing views and colors. The mountain is free-standing and also well know from Game Of Thrones.

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Lodoe Gyatso
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One of the most advantageous thing I have ever done. View is worth it at top

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Alexandre Soliman
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Virginia Boie
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HikingRockyScramble

Incredible hike with amazing views! We made it past the first rope but not the others. Still worth it! We were lucky, even though the wind (north-east) was blowing strongly that day, we couldn't feel anything of that, as we were protected by the mountain itself!

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Tom Folkmann
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Jón Kristján Gunnlaugsson
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Regina Lennox
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Didn’t make the top— made it past the first ropes and then a little further. Minor panic attack given how steep the drop is. That’s unusual for me, but this is a bada$$ hike. Worth attempting. My husband made it to the top! I was worried about coming down but it was easier than the up. We were lucky with sunny weather although a lot of wind. I wouldn’t try it if raining. The wind was a factor.

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Caitlin Woeller
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HikingRockyScramble

Difficult trail. We turned around approx 600m from the top. It looked to be very steep rock with no ropes in sight. Views were amazing but use caution when down climbing since a fall could be extremely dangerous.

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Wouter Oosthuizen
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HikingMuddyRocky

We walked the trail today to the top. Weather conditions were really good though, no wind and a good view. Only started to rain a bit in the way down. definitely worth the view!! Wouldn't recommend the climb while it's raining.

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Alysia Richard
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

To the ropes is a nice hike/scramble. Did not make it past ropes. will have to re attempt another year. As others have said, don't attempt in high winds or rain. Lots of exposure. Hella fun though.

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Liza Yunerman
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Carolyn Nairn
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Hiking

Amazing views, horses along the first part of the climb

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Manon Sense
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wahouuu

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Julia Kierys
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HikingRockyScramble

Surprisingly good for a wild trail, amazing views! Can be a bit too tricky for beginners

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Ryan Quinn
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HikingRockyScramble

One of the best hikes I have done amazing views, make sure you do the whole ridge it’s breathtaking!!! Scramble experience is good, couple of exposed sections on cliff edge with good ropes to help!!! A must do if you like scramble hikes and good with exposure..... otherwise just get the pics from across the road. It is hard but not extreme!!!!

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Michael Steigman
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Andris Kalvans
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1.gear.

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Elizabeth Newcomer
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HikingRockyScramble

Stopped at the waterfall across the street and decided to hike up on a whim. Didn’t make it all the way up because it’s very steep and I would definitely recommend a walking stick for stability on the loose rocks! Beautiful views though.

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