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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Like all the mountains it's hiked, and a lot! I would say that it's the perfect place to meet the locals. Of course, you should be fit. But, there are trails for everyone: from 30 minutes to 5 hours or more. Enjoy, make a present...More

Thank Calin S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My husband and I and our 3 teenagers went here on a beautiful day to hike. The parking lot was about 30-40 min from Reykjavik. Parking was free and there is a big map of the different routes you could hike. We choose to do...More

Thank Lispony
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We needed to fill a late summer afternoon, so at our host's suggestion we came here. And it was so wonderful. we came back later that week for a second visit. Well marked trails from novice 1-hour walks to high peak adventures requiring preparation and...More

Thank bethel5br
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Trails are well-marked and easy to follow. Carpets of lupine cover the lower slopes and there are wide views all along the moderate hike up. Parking is plentiful and there is a cafe restaurant at the base.

Thank hnewhampshire
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Mt. Esja is actually a mountain range just outside Rekyjavik and is a series of trails with a summit climb that is about 6m up (and I mean mean up) and back. The trail is well marked and has high traffic, and the scenery is...More

Thank luckyduck1969
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Completed the round trip hike in 3.5 hours early on a Sunday morning, but could go more quickly. Did not need trekking poles, though some hikers were using them. A few locals also hiking trail. Fantastic view from the summit of the area around Reykjavik....More

Thank annewoodrick
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The trail is well maintained and pretty well marked, but there is no overall map once you get going. I took a picture of the map at the trail head and we did actually refer to it at one point to make sure we were...More

Thank MN_Traveler38
Reviewed 31 May 2017

With a range in trails (difficulty and length) it's a great way to save a little money and experience the natural beauty of Iceland.

Thank VacationBeard216
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

a lovely hike with nice views and easy paths ! shame about the visiters center being closed and the buses run every 2 hours ! (so plan ahead)

Thank Jos0803
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic views of Reykjavik and the surrounding mountains. We went in late March and had fantastic weather; I did most of the climb in a T-shirt! The climb up to the false summit ends with a rock called the 'stein'. We, perhaps stupidly, decided to...More

Thank Simon250
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11 October 2016|
Response from dancingfool23 | Reviewed this property |
i'm so sorry travellin. i just saw your question now; not sure why i wasn't notified sooner. anyway - we were there in the summer so i did not inform myself about the Northern lights, but did see some tourist and travel... More