Hiking & Walking

Hiking & walking at Borgarfjörður eystri

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hiking in icelandThere is no lack of hiking options around Borgarfjörður eystri, with about 27 day-routes nearby. The area has a dense net of well-marked hiking routes as well as some exemplary facilities for hikers. This area has become a "Paradise of the Hiker", with local people marking numerous trails and publishing a high quality hiking map, besides building comfortable hiking lodges and WC´s in Breiðavík, Húsavík and Loðmundarfjörður.

As services for hikers have developed in recent years, the area has become one of the best organised hiking regions in Iceland.

The mountains come in all shapes and sizes and the variety of colors is stunning; everything from the black sands of the beaches to the pinkish orange hues of the mountain ridges. The trails wind themselves between isolated coves and fjords over colorful hills and through green valleys all the way down to the coast. Abandoned houses and ruins of ancient farms leave their mark on the surroundings.

The area hiking map is for sale at all local tourist businesses at Borgarfjörður and the information centre in Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður.

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