Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Faxaflói, sailing

Faxaflói, sailing

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur erupting

Strokkur erupting

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

A small geysir

A small geysir

A geysir

A geysir

Geysir, the one and only

Geysir, the one and only

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir church

Brúará river

Brúará river

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Night sky at sommertime

Night sky at sommertime

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Horse basking in the spring sun

Horse basking in the spring sun

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Reykjavík sunset

Reykjavík sunset

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes river

Grímsnes river

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Stokkseyri, canoes

Stokkseyri, canoes

Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Faxaflói, sailing

Faxaflói, sailing

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur erupting

Strokkur erupting

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

A small geysir

A small geysir

A geysir

A geysir

Geysir, the one and only

Geysir, the one and only

Brúará river

Brúará river

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Night sky at sommertime

Night sky at sommertime

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Horse basking in the spring sun

Horse basking in the spring sun

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Reykjavík sunset

Reykjavík sunset

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes river

Grímsnes river

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Stokkseyri, canoes

Stokkseyri, canoes

Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn

Photos Anna Björk

Hike on your own, on a marked trail near Reykjavík

Are you in Reykjavík ? Want to go get some fresh air and exercise? There are a number of marked hiking routs all around Reykjavík so you don´t have to look far to go on a hike on your own. Here is one, in Mosfellbær, a small town outside Reykjavík. You can get there by bus and of course a car. The hike starts at Mosfell a farm and church in Mosfelldalur, (off the road to Þingvellir). Mosfell mountain marks the north side of the small valley. In the east end of the valley is Laxnes, now a horse farm. Laxnes was the birthplace of Halldór Laxnes the Nobel prize winning author and he lived most of his life in white house on the south side of the road. His home is now a museum you can visit, it´s called Gljúfrasteinn and is on the right hand side of the road when you exit the valley to the east.Halldór´s book A Parish Chronicle (Innansveitarkrónika) takes place in this valley and describes the way of life on the farms Mosfell and Hrísbrú which you will pass on this hike.The hiking rout is 4 km long taking you in a circel up and around this 276 meter high mountain.The rout is clearly marked with orange sticks, and starts on the north side of the church. When you walk up the hill you pass a rock called Diskur which means Dish, due to its flat shape. The hike up is easy and when on top you get a panoramaic view including a stunning view over Reykjavík.

Se more here.......

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