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"West Iceland is a region that prides itself on its striking natural landscapes. West Iceland allures the discerning travellers with the promise of escaping to the land of the Sagas, volcanoes, waterfalls and glaciers. The region is home to the majestic glacier, Snæfellsjökull, which commands the peak of a dormant volcano where you can join a tour to the top, with breathtaking views of the volcanic, mountainous land. It is also home to Europe´s second largest glacier, Langjökull where you can embark on an unforgettable journey into the glacier via unique man-made tunnel. While this magnificent part of the country is beautiful all year round, West Iceland excudes an extra special charm during the winter months. It presents travellers with breathtaking vistas of the enthralling Northern Lights as the illuminate the skies and cast a gentle glow over the majestic scenery"  (Luxury Travel Guide, 2019).

 

Saxholl crater in Snaefellsnes
Saxhóll Crater is located in the Snaefellsjokull National Park. It´s easy to climb and the view from the top is spectacular. A low-set metal stair follows the path´s course to the top. The stair is made up of modules three meters long and 1,5 meters wide that hold seven treads each between solid stingers with open risers. The units join together like a necklace on the slope. The stairs were awarded Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize 2018 which are the fourth awards the project achieves since 2017. 
Gudrunarlaug, geothermal pool, in Dalir
According to Laxdaela saga, Gudrun Osvifursdóttir used to dwell by a geothermal pool in Laugar in Saelingsdalur. The pool is mentioned in Sturlunga saga and it seems to have been used a great deal. The pool is believed to have been destroyed in a landslide. In 2009 a new pool was built near to the location where the old pool is thought to have been situated and named Gudrunarlaug. A changing facility, referred to as a ”house of modesty“ in Icelandic, was also built at the same time.
Akranesviti, Light house in Akranes
If you are into photography or just interested in exploring new things in Iceland you need to look at Akranes lighthouses. Down by the harbour you will notice two lighthouses. The bigger one that is currently in use is open to the public so you can go up and enjoy the view from there and there is even a photography exhibition to enjoy in there.
Ytri Tunga walking trail
Ytri-Tunga beach is first and foremost one of the best seal-watching spots in Iceland. Seals come here to hang around thanks to rocky shore where they can find a perfect combination of mainland and the close proximity of the safe ocean. A lot of work has been put in for brand new walking trails, from the car park to the shore.  Please bear in mind the following:  Please keep a minimum distance of 50 metres to the nearest seal. If pups are observed, a 100 m distance to the nearest seal is recommended.  If a seal makes a sound, moves or seems alert, it might be a sign of disturbance. In that case, move further away.  Females often leave their pups temporarily to go hunting. Plese do not attempt to access or touch the pups that appear to have been abandoned. Leave the pups alone so the mother can return to her offspring naturally.  Never position yourself between a seal and the ocean. It is important that the seal has easy access to the water to feel safe and secure. When walking towards the seals, do so with slow and calm moves. Avoid loud noises and, if talking, keep your voice down. Leave the area in the same quiet manner. Do not throw objects in the area close to the seals. Avoid using camera flash when photographing. Seal welfare may be negatively impacted by large groups of people in the seal habitat. On arrival, if you encounter a large group of people already close the the seals, please wait until some of the people leave.  Dogs are to be kept on leash at all times.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Area: Ytri-Tunga, Snæfellsnes Road number to the starting point: Car parking at Ytri-Tunga, Snæfellsnesvegur (no. 54) Level of difficulty: Easy/Moderate Length: 1.67 km. Elevation: 7 m. Markings: Markings are on the route Duration: 27 min. Route type: Small rocks, mixed materials and grass Obstacles on the way: There are steps on the trail Service in the area: No service Illumination: No illumination on the route Season: The route is open all year round GPS coordinates to the starting- and the finishing point: N 64°48.2310 W 023°04.8595
Flatey Island Breidafjord
Beautifully kept old houses in cheerful colours line the dusty path through the settlement of Flatey island. Walk through it, and at the end of the settlement, the path becomes even narrower and more crooked, taking you through a dense population of birds, consisting mainly of Arctic terns. Two families stay on the island throughout the winter, but many more migrate during the summer, mainly for leisure but also to serve tourists. In a charming way, it feels very much like a movie set. And so it is. Many movies are set on the island, most notably The Honour of the House based on a short story by Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness, and White Night Wedding, a movie by Baltasar Kormákur. In fact, Baltasar’s father painted the unusual altar piece in the island’s church, making it worthy of a visit. In summertime, a ferry goes to Flatey twice a day from Stykkishólmur and Brjánslækur, and, albeit less frequently, a passenger boat offers connection to Reykhólar.
Tröð forestry
The walking trail through Tröð forestry is funand varied. The forestry is a beautiful and good place to enjoy the environmentand enjoy being together. The forestry trail is a fun outdoor trail where youcan assess a campsite, the Maritime Museum and the new building of Snæfellsjökullregional park.   In 1950, Kristjón Jónsson started farming inTröð by Hellisandur. A beautiful area that stood in the lavafield and becamepopular early on among forest-and arboriculture enthusiast. In 2002, the Forestryand Land porection association under the Snæfellsjökull signed an agreementwith Snæfellsbær to take over the management of the area, based on a specialcooperation agreement. The area is well sheltered, an ideal place to enjoy thesurroundings and use the hiking trail that connect the forestry to thecampsite, the sports area, the Maritime museum and Snæfellsjökull regionalpark. Tröð forestry is an „Open forest“, as it was officially open in 2006.Accessibility and facilities are exemplary but into the forest you can findmany hiking trails, resting places, informations and facilities for cooking.The forest is surrounded by a rock-filled fence, but beyond the fence there aremore hiking trails in the surrounding area. Snæfellsjökull shines brightly fromthe forestry and the hiking trail around the lava field is a fun experience.   Area: Snæfellsbær.  Road number to the starting point: Útnesvegur (nr. 574).  Difficulty level: Easy/light.  Length: 2.08km.  Elevation: 0-50 meters.  Markings: No markings.  Duration: 27 minutes.  Route type: Paved paths, small rocks, grass, lavafield and wood sticks.  Obstacles on the way: Steps over the rock-filled fence and steps when walking to the Maritime museum.  Service in the area: Maritime museum and the Snæfellsjökull regional park.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The hiking trail is open all year round.  GPS coordinates to the starting point: N 64°31.2295 W021°26.3108   GPS coordinates to the ending point: N 64°31.2295 W021°26.3108   
Grabrok Crater in Borgarfjord
The largest of three craters in a short volcanic fissure.  Beautiful scenery over Borgarfjordur is  from the top of the Grabrok crater. Mt. Grabrok can be ascended by a marked trail from the main Ring road no. 1.
Vidgelmir Cave in Borgarfjord
Víðgelmir in Borgajford is the largest of all caves in Iceland, 148,000 cubic metres, and one of the largest lava caves in the world.  It has beautiful ice formations and deep inside there are lava stalactites and stalagmites. Bones and jewelry from the viking age are a part of the archeological remains found in the cave in 1993. It has been preserved since 1993 and entrance is only allowed with proper guidance. Guides from "The Cave" arrange short (1,5 hour) and long (4 hours) tours. Please contact The Cave for information, availability and schedule. Víðgelmir lava cave is considered by specialists to be one of the most remarkable caves on earth.
Súgandisey Island at Stykkisholmur, Snaefellsnes
Sugandisey, island at Stykkisholmur at Snaefellsnes. Was former an island but now connected to land. Some say that because of this island Stykkisholmur is a town now.  Many people like to walk to this island, looking at the birds and the beautiful scenery over Breidafjord bay and all the surroundings.  There is a lighthouse on the island 
Eldborg Crater hiking trail
Eldborg is a typical crater that rises 60 meters above the surrounding lava and is the largest crater within short fissure. The crater is oval, above 100 meters in diameter and 50 meters deep. The walls are steep and made of ultra-thin layer of lava. Eldborg was declared protected natural monument in 1974. The trail up to the crater is diverse. Beautiful lava formations can be found on the way while walking. From the Crater's top it is possible to contemplate magnificent views in all directions, and specially if there is good weather conditions and good visibility, it is even possible to observe the fjords from the Snæfellsjökull Glacier, all the way to Reykjanes.  The trail begins in Snorrastaðir's service area, where you can find accommodation along with facilities for groups, all sizes and types. The trail is composed with different surfaces but the majority of the trail is on lava substrate.  When going up the Eldborg's hillside, it is possible to use chains that are available there to assist hikers going up or down. Area: Hnappadalur, Borgarbyggð Road number to the starting point: Snæfellsnesvegur (nr. 54), Snorrastaðir Level of difficulty: Easy, however it should be noted that there are lot of high steps on the way Length: 6.64km / 4.12 miles Elevation: 50-100 meters / 164-328 ft.  Markings: Little markings on the way Duration: Approx. 1 hour and 27 minutes  Route type: Small and large rocks, lava and mulch substrates  Obstacles on the way: There are a lot of steps to find on the way / it can be difficult to find the way Services in the area: A toilet is available on the way and trash can be deposited in Snorrastaðir service area Illumination: Part of the route is illuminated, from Snorrastaðir until the beginning of the trail Season: The hiking trail is open all year round GPS coordinates starting- and finishing point: N64°46.4456 W022°18.1262
Akrafjall Mountain
Akrafjall is a picturesque mountain close to Akranes. The mountain offers one of the best views in West Iceland across Faxafloi Bay and a panoramic view from Reykjanes to Snaefellsjokull Glacier. The mountain was smoothed on the top by a glacier and surrounded by water during the Ice Age. It is easy to ascend the mountain from the Akranes Water Works car park, where a sign points the way to Haihnukur (555m), the shoulder on the right side of the mountain seen from Akranes. A visitor's book is at the top. A somewhat longer hike takes you to the highest peak in the range, Geirmundartindur (643m).
Snaefellsjökull National Park in Snaefellsnes
Snæfellsjökull National Park is located at the edge of Snæfellsnes in the West part of the country. It is about 18km2 and the first national park to stretch from the top of the mountain and all the way down to the ocean. The Park is open all year long. There is a Visitor center at Malarrif and National Park Center at Hellissandur . See a map of the area in 3-D. Snaefellsjokull National Park 
Beruvík hiking trail
The beginning of the hiking trail is at the parking lot at Beruvík. The trail leads through the ruins of houses that used to be in Beruvík and the path is well marked. It is said that a woman named Bera lived in Beruvík. In Beruvík there were two lands, Garðar and Hella. Nýjabúd, Bakkabúd and Helludalur were sublet. The land was difficult for farming because small fields and lava made it difficult for farmers. However, it was sheltered and good grazing all year round. Farmers fetched the sea from Beruvík and used the driftwood from the ocean. The settlement ceased in the middle of the 20th century. The walk through Beruvík, you pass between town ruins, but you can see, among other things, sheep bath where sheep were bathed due to itch mite in sheep, Nýjabúd ruins and various ruins while Snæfellsjökull towers over visitors. Area: Beruvík, Snæfellsjökull national park. Road number to the starting point: Útnesvegur (no. 574). Level of difficulty: Moderate. Lenght: 1.17km. Elevation: 7 meters. Markings: Markings are visable. Duration: 18 minutes. Route type: Lava field and grass. Obstacles: Trails are narrow, grass paths, and mixed surfaces. Services in the area: No services. Illumination: No illumination. Season: The trail is open all year, except in the months March and April. GPS coordinates starting-and ending point: N64°48.7933 W023°57.6929
Hvanneyri walking trail
Hvanneyri is a small, growing urban area in Borgarfjörður, where the headquarters of the Agricultural University of Iceland (LBHÍ) is located, but also where the Agricultural Museum of Iceland is located, the store Ullarsel and Hvanneyratorfan, which are the old schoolhouses in Hvanneyri. The trail goes out to Andakílsá, a protected area of the Environment Agency, a Ramsar site, that is a bird sanctuary around Hvanneyri. Hvanneyrartorfan is a protected area of the Heritage Foundation, but in addition, the Agricultural University of Iceland has taken care of the maintenance of footpaths in the area as well as volunteers. There has been a lot of development in hiking trails and outdoor recreation areas in Hvanneyri and has a wide attraction for outdoor enthusiasts.   Hvanneyri has history, nature and outdoor activities to offer. The bird life in the area is varied, but the attraction ofwildlife has drawn many tourists to see the whitefronted goose, whose protected area is in Hvanneyri. Torfan attracts visitors to Hvanneyri, but the old school buildings are still in use and have different functions, such as a cafe, sportshall, museum building and apartments for the teachers of the University of Agriculture.   Hvanneyrartorfan is on the Icelandic Heritage Foundation's list of protected buildings and structures, but they areHvanneyrarkirkja (built in 1905), School House (built in 1910), School Principal's House (built in 1920), Skemman (built in 1896), Gymnasium (built in 1911), Hjartarfjós ( built between 1900-1901), Halldórsfjós and barn (builtbetween 1928-1929) and Vélahús. The Environment Agency protected Hvanneyri as a habitat for birdlife in 2002, but then expanded the area in 2011 and was then named Andakíll. The goal of conservation was and is to protect the wetlands found there, which are the habitat of numerous bird species.  The trail starts at the parking lot of the Icelandic Museum of Agriculture and goes towards LBHÍ, heading out to Andakílsá. The trail joins the main road in a small section, but otherwise you walk on dirt roads, mats, paved paths, tree trunks and some rocks.  From April 20 to July 20 is the nesting season for birds, so visitors to the area are advised to pay special attention to birdlife in the protected area. Dogs/cats are not allowed to roam freely in the area.   Area: Hvanneyri, Borgarbyggð.   Road number to the starting point: Agricultural Museum of Iceland (Hvanneyrabraut no.53).  Level of difficulty: Easy path.  Length: 8.77km  Elevation: 12 meters.   Markings: Path is marked but not everywhere.   Duration: 1.46 hour.   Route type: Small rocks, mixed materials and tree curls.  Obstacles on the way: Steps are on the paths.  Services on the way: At the Agricultural Museum, at the Ullarsell store and at the LBHÍ.  Illumination: No illumination.   Season: The trail is open all year round but it is important to stay on the trail from 20th of April to 20th of July each year because of the nesting season in the area. GPS coordinates starting point: N64°33.8794 W 021°45.9281  GPS coordinates finishing point: N64°33.8794 W 021°45.9281 
Skessuhorn, mountain in Borgarfjord
Skessu­horn in Borgarfjord  (967 m) is a particularly impressive and outstanding peak when the range is viewed from the North. Skessu­horn is located in Borgarfjörður. It has often been called Matterhorn of Iceland because of its' special triangular shape.   The path up the peak is not marked and climbing is only for well trained hikers.  The name of the mountain refers to an Icelandic legend about a female troll (skessa) that lived close by. She used to sit on the top, searching for people that she wanted to catch. 
Barnafoss, Children's Falls
The meaning of this waterfall translates into "Children's waterfall", but the signs here indicated that there was a saga describing why it got this name. The saga said that there were two children in the Hraunsás household who were supposed to stay home while the parents went to church for Christmas Mass. When the parents returned from mass, they discovered that the children had disappeared (possibly because the children got bored and decided to go out).They then followed the children's tracks to this waterfall at the stone natural bridge where the tracks disappeared. The mother concluded that the children must have fallen into the river and drowned. Then, the mother had the arch destroyed in order to ensure no one else faces a similar fate. I've seen some accounts say it was by spell or curse, which induced the bridge's collapse by earthquake. In reality, natural bridges usually collapse over time, and given the powerful erosive forces from the rapidly moving river that undercut whatever was supporting the bridge, that could very well have been the fate of the natural arch here.
Skardsvik in Snaefellsnes
In stark contrast to the majority of black sand beaches in Iceland, Skarðsvík resembles a Mediterranean shoreline with turquoise water and the surrounding dark, volcanic landscape. Be warned, the waves at Skarðsvík are renown for being aggressive. It is recommended to visit the beach at low-tide in order to ensure safety.
Búðardalur-Laxarós
Búðardalur is a town with many services available and the main attraction is Vínlandssetrið, which features exhibitions and stories of the landmarks of Eiríkur the Red and Leifur the Lucky Eiríksson. From there, begins a hiking trail to Laxarós. In Vínlandssetrið there’s a tourist information centre. Búðardalur accommodates a guesthouse, a campsite, a restaurant and café.  When driving into Búðardalur road no. 60 (Vestfjarðarvegur), there´s a turn into Miðbraut street. From there, you drive into the Vínlandssetrið and a parking is available. It´s also possible to drive into Brekkuhvamm and end up at Vínlandssetrið. At the beginning of the walk you enter Ægisgata, where there´s a sidewalk that leads up the street. Down by the shore, pedestrian bridges have been installed for easy access and mats have been put down on the trail for easy access for visitors. A hiking trail around Búðardalur-Laxarós is beautiful and varied, with fun resting stops along the way. A hiking trail is very clear when you reach the shoreline, but there is little marking on the whole route. Vínlandssetrið is a very suitable place to start or end a hike, where you can find a variety of services but it would also be possible to start hiking in other places in Búðardalur. Area: Búðardalur, Dalabyggð.  Road number to the starting point: Vestfjarðarvegur (nr. 60) and intersections Miðbraut and Ægisbraut into Búðardal.  Difficulty level: Easy.  Length: 1.43 km/ 0,88 miles.  Elevation: 0-50 meters/ 164 ft.  Markings: There are many markings along the way.  Duration: 21 minutes.  Route type: Asphalt, small stones, grass, tree curls, mixed surfaces.  Obstacles on the way: There are many steps.  Services in the area: Vínlandssetrið.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: This hiking trail is open all year.  GPS coordinates to the starting point: N65°06.6323 W021°46.3246  GPS coordinates to the finishing point: N65°05.9515 W021°46.3543 
Longufjorur Beach in Snaefellsnes
Longufjorur is a light sandy beach on the south shore of Snaefellsnes peninsula. This beach is perfect for horseriding with a guide.
Þórufoss Waterfall in Kjós
Þórufoss waterfall is in the river Laxá in Kjós which is renowned for its healthy population of Atlantic salmon. Þórufoss is known to freeze over in the wintertime. It´s easy to walk to the waterfall from the parking lot which is located right next to road nr. 48. The waterfall was a shooting location for HBO's Game of Thrones as the home of the Children of the Forest 
Londrangar basalt cliffs in Snaefellsnes
Uniquely-formed remnants of ancient basalt volcanic dikes sticking out from the sea. Londrangar and the hill Svalthufa are the remains of a crater, which has been eroded to its present form by the sea. The farmers in the area never made or make hay on the hill, because it is said to belong to the elves living in the area. Younger lava fields surround this old crater ruin. The higher pillar (75m) was first climbed in 1735 and the lower (61 m) in 1938. Below the hill you may find Thufubjarg cliff where according to a folktale the poet Kolbeinn Joklaskald had an encounter with the Devil. On these cliffs, puffins and fulmars have their nests.
Arnarstapi
Arnarstapi was an important trading post in the past and had a much bigger population than it has now. Columnar basalt, ravines and grottoes surround the Arnarstapi pier. There is good anchorage for small boats. There is quite a large arctic tern colony in the village itself. A walk along the coastline is recommended to watch the birds and the magnificent lava formations. The seaside and the cliffs between Arnarstapi and Hellnar have been made a Natural Reserve in 1979. A very interesting old path follows the coastline where you can see old lending places of fishermen, lots of birds like the kittiwake, the Arctic tern and the fulmar and pass through a lavafield. If you take a guided tour, you will also hear a ghost story. A sculpture of Bardur Snaefellsas by Ragnar Kjartansson stands by the beach at Arnarstapi.
Blautós
Blautós og Innstavogsnes At the north western rim of the town Akranes is the estuary nature reserve Blautós and Innsatvogsnes. The river Berjadalsá runs out of the western part of mount Akrafjall and mouths into the cove.  The area has an abundance of bird life and is amply vegetated.  The landskape is spectacular and has interesting geological formations from the last glacial periods.  The area is used for recreation as it is close to the centre of the town Akranes and the recidents have their stables by the cove Innstavogur. Many migration birds stop at the area and some birds breed there. Brant gees stay at Blautós and Innstavogsnesi during spring and autumn. It is estimated that about a quarter of the entire brant geese species come by in Blautós and Innstavogsnes and the reserve Grunnafjörður on their way between their winter quarters in Ireland and breeding grounds in Canada. There are eider ducks breeding in the area and the eider farmers are free to continue their tradition of collecting the eiderdown in early summer. The area is important as an informative area but also as a recreational area for hiking and riding.
Dagverdarnes
Takes its name "Breakfast Ness" from the fact that Auður the Deep-minded, one of the first settlers, stopped to rest there one morning while searching for a place to make her home. There is a little church at Dagverdarnes dates from 1934.
Danielslundur Forestry
Daníelslundur forestry was the first forest to be opened as an Open forest in 2002. The forest is by the main highway, but highway no. 1 lies at the feet of the forestry.  Daníelslundur forestry is named after Daníel Kristjánsson, a forest ranger from Hreðavatn, who was the front man of Borgarfjörður forestry association.  Views of the flourishing contryside of Borgarfjörður, with Hafnarfjall mountain, Baula mountain and the glaciers Eiríksjökull and Langjökull.  Daníelslundur has numerous resting places and a panoramic view of Borgarfjörður. The forestry is by highway no. 1 and therefore the forest is frequently visited by tourists and residents of the area. The trails through the forest are varied and plentiful.  Area: Daníelslundur forestry, Borgarbyggð Road number, starting point: Highway no. 1, Borgarbyggð Level of difficulty: Easy/Moderate Length: 3.74 km. Elevation: 113 meters Markings: Some markings of the path Duration: 1 hour Route Type: Grass, small rocks and tree curl Obstacles on the way: Steps are on different paths Illumination: No illumination Season: Open the whole year round GPS coordinates start- and ending point: N64°39.5119 W021°42.6807
Akranes forestry
At Akranes, you can find three fun hiking trails through forestries. One is in Garðalund, one in Klapparholt and one inSlaga. Garðalundur has a variety of recreational opportunities for the residents and visitors of Akranes, Klapparholt is a forest where you can find many different types of vegetation, such as birch and pine and at Slagi forest,which is located at the roots of Akrafjall mountain, where visitors can find different walking trails, along with different plant life and fantastic views over Akranes and Faxaflói bay.   In Garðalund you can find a variety of recreation for residents and visitors of Akranes. Volleyball court, frisbeegolf course, exercise equipment, resting places, cabin, walking trails and information boards. A flourishing social area, with infrastructure like toilets and garbage bins, where visitors can enjoy the many recreational options thatcan be found in Garðalundur.  Entering Klapparholt, you can find several information sign about the area and the couple Guðmundur Guðjónsson andRagnhildur Árnadóttir, who started cultivation and organization in the area in 1988. You can also find „Klapparholtið“, but it is in the middle of the forestry. There are stories that an elf church and hidden people live in the „Klapparholtchurch“ that stands there. It is popular for outdoor enthusiasts to use the area for walking, running or cycling.  In Slaga forestry you can find resting places and infrastructure like toilets and garbage bins, but is addition there is agreat view of Akranes and the surrounding area. There is a trail from Slaga to the starting path up Akrafjall, but it is also popular for outdoor enthusiasts to use the area for walking, running or cycling.   Area: Akranes  Road number to the starting point: At Garðalund (Klapparholtsvegur) inside Akranes.  Difficulty level: Easy. Accessibility for wheelchairs and wagons but on some trails, the accessibility is not available.  Length: 12.31 km  Elevation: 50-100 meters.  Markings: There can be found marking in some of the areas but not in-between the areas. The paths are very visible.  Duration: 2.23 hours.  Route type: Small rocks, grass and mixed material.  Obstacles on the way: No obstacles inside Garðalundur and Klapparholt but there are steps and difficult grass paths in Slaga.  Services in the area: At Garðalund and at Slaga.  Illumination: Some illumination between the forestries.  Season: The walking trail is open all year round.  GPS coordinates to the starting point: N64°19.3052 W022°02.2243. At Garðalund.  GPS coordinates to the finishing point: N64°19.9648 W021°58.8807. At Slaga.  
Skorradalur Valley in Borgarfjord
Skorradalur is the southernmost valley in Borgarfjörður. The Skorradalur lake fills up most of the valley but the lowlands in the west are wide moorlands. There is very little traditional farming practiced today but summerhouses are becoming increasingly common and forests are growing from year to year. The Hvanneyri parish is situated at Fitjar which is deep in the valley. Forestry at Stálpastaðir is in the northern part of the valley where there are beutiful hiking trails. The camping site at Selsskógur is surrounded by lush vegetation, creating good shelter on the banks of the Skorradalur lake. 
Danielslundur wood in Borgarfjordur
Danielslundur in Borgarfjord is a wood, open to everyone. Parkings just out of road one. Ideal to stop and enjoy nature, have picnic or just walk around on the paths. Table, benches and grill are there to use. 
Drapuhlidarfjall Mountain. Snaefellsnes peninsula
Drapuhlidarfjall Mountain is beautifully colourful. It is composed of sulphur, basalt, jasper, rhyolite and lignite. As usual with lignite deposits, fossiled plants and petrified wood can be found. Drapuhlidarfjall is 527 m high.
Ondverdarnes in Snaefellsnes
Ondverdarnes is the westernmost point of Snaefellsnes peninsula. In the olden days there was a huge fishing industry in Ondverdarnes, compare to other places in Iceland and many small houses were both fisherman and resident lived. The farm, itself, became desolate in the year 1945. There are still some ruins there and also a lighthouse.  From the ruins you can see that many people lived at Ondverdarnes before. Also you can see a very ancient will, named Falcon (Fálki), made out of stones, that you have to walk down few steps to reach to the water. There is a folk tale about this will, that three types of water come out of it. 
Reykholt saga circle trail
Hiking around Reykholt saga ring trail is educational and fun. An extensive work has been done on installing signs and build footpaths, making it possible to walk into Reykholtsskógur which is located above the village. It's possible to download an audioguide that adds more fun when walking around the area.  Reykholt in Borgarfjörður is a well-known village for tourists and locals. An ancient and protected pool, Snorralaug, is located in this area. According to Landnáma (the oldest book of the Settlement in Iceland), Snorralaug has been there since 960. In Reykholt is also possible to visit two churches. Reykholtsskógur "forest" is above the churches and there is an ancient highway that passes through and along the forest. Snorrastofa is a research centre where it is possible to get information about the area and where you can find guided tours, lectures and exhibitions. There is also a shop with unique products and gifts. The area has a lot to offer, specially to visitors in search of nature and/or history. Reykholt Festival is held every year at Reykholt.  Area: Reykholt, Borgarbyggð Road number to the starting point: Hálsasveitarvegur (nr. 518), Borgarbyggð Level of difficulty: Easy Length: 1.64km/1 mile Elevation: 50 meters elevation/164 ft.  Markings: No markings on the way Duration: 25 minutes Route type: Small rocks and a paved path Obstacles on the way: No obstacles Services in the area: Toilet is accessible on the route, garbage can be dumped in bins on the way and there is an option to buy guided tour of the route. Snorrastofa provides some services and there is also Fosshótel Reykholt that offers accommodation, restaurant and assistance providing information to visitors.  Illumination: Part of the route is illuminated Season: This hiking trail is open all year round GPS coordinates starting point: N64°66318 W021°292 GPS coordinates finishing point: N64°66318 W021°292 
Gatklettur - Arch Rock
Gatklettur - Arch Rock - is a cliff with a circular arch. Rock Arch shows how distinctive wave action has eroded the rocks into arches and beautiful swirled patterns. There is great birdlife around the cliffs and pretty flora surrounding the area.
Einkunnir a country park
Einkunnir is a 270 ha country park, protected for recreational use and the preservation of the typical landscape of the area. The areas’ main characteristics are its rocky islands or bluffs that rise from the areas’ vast flat wetlands. Please follow the marked trails whenever possible.  Do not drive off-road, damage geological formations or vegetation.  Do not disturb the wildlife or light fires in vegetated areas. Please take your litter with you when you leave.
Staupasteinn in Hvalfjörð
A goblet-shaped rock and popular resting place for tourists. Close to Hvammsvik on the old national road around Whale Fjord. An elf by the name of Staupa-Steinn has his home in this rock. Not everyone can see him. He is described as having long hair, a beard and being a kind, gentle man who loves to play ball with children who are picnicking in the area. Beautiful view. Protected since 1974.
Kirkjufell mountain
Grundarfjörður's beautiful landmark is the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Its isolated position jutting out into the sea makes it a focal point for tourists and seamen alike. Kirkjufell (Church Mountain) is 463 meters high and visible from all angles in town. Grundarfjörður is the ideal place to enjoy the amazing colours of the sunset behind the mountain. Climbing and walking the steep terrain and slippery rocks on the mountain is dangerous and may lead to SERIOUS INJURIES OR DEATH! Climbing the mountain between November 1st - June 15th is prohibited due to extremely dangerous conditions!
Brákarey Island Borgarnes
Brakarey is connected to the mainland by a bridge. The island was named after Egill's nanny and Skalla-Grimur´s slave Thorgerdur brak, after Skalla-Grimur killed her and she drowned in the sea near it. From the island is a great view over Borgarfjord.
Berserkjahraun lava
Berserkjahraun is a 4000-year-old lava field situated on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It covers the western part of Helgafell, between Stykkishólmur and Grundarfjörður. The name Berserkjahraun comes from one of the Icelandic Sagas, Eyrbyggja-Saga. According to the saga, a farmer brought two berserkers from Sweden to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. He later gave the berserkers to his brother, Víga-Styr, who lived on the other side of the lava field. One of the Swedes fell in love with Víga-Styr’s daughter and asked for her hand in marriage. Víga-Styr made a deal with the berserker, he could have his daughter’s hand if the two Swedes could clear a path through the lava field, connecting Víga-Styr’s farm to his brother’s. The feat was considered impossible but the berserkers managed to complete the path quite quickly. Instead of keeping his promise, Víga-Styr had the two Swedes killed and buried them near the path. The lava field was created after four scoria craters erupted in short intervals around 4000 years ago. The lava ran from the mountain slopes of Bjarnarhafnarfjall and out to the sea at Hraunsfjörður and Hraunsvík.
Jafnaskarðsskógur forestry hiking trail
Jafnaskarðsskógur forestry is one of Vesturland's outdoor recreation secrets. A footpath was first laid around the forest in 1995, but since then it has been well maintained and the forest is connected to other interesting walking paths. Jafnaskarðsskógur is located on the slope southwest of Hreðavatn, but the view from the hills above the forest is magnificent. A view of Eiríks-and Langjökull glaciers, Hreðavatn lake and the surrounding countryside as well as a view to Skjaldbreið mountain and Botnssúla mountains in the distance. Turn off highway no. 1 at Grábrókarhraun and drive to Hreðavatn lake. Drive past summer cottages on the way before arriving to a well-marked parking lot. The walking paths are varied, with steep slopes mixed with easy paths. The trails are not marked but very visable and have been well maintained. There are many viewpoints in the area, as well as resting places, with tables and benches. Visitors can spend a whole day in this area, but there are also many natural beauties close to Jafnaskarðsskóg forestry, such as Grábrók, Glanni waterfall and Paradísarlaut. Area: Jafnaskarðsskógur forestry, Borgarbyggð.  Road number to the starting point: Parking lot by the forestry (road Hreðavatn no. 5258).  Level of difficulty: Moderate. Length: 2.47km. Elevation: 141 meters. Markings: No markings.  Duration: 40 minutes.  Route type: Small rocks and grass.   Obstacles on the way: There are steps on the trail.   Service in the area: No service.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The route is open all year round but be aware of winter condition on the route. GPS coordinates to the staring-and
finishing point: N64°45.3059 W021°35.7743
Varmaland hiking trail
Varmaland is a small village that has been built around geothermal area in Stafholtstungur in Borgarbyggð. The settlement is located in between Hvítá river and Norðurá river, with a kindergarten, swimming pool and a gymnasium. Laugaland, which is a small farm in the area that uses the geothermal energy for gardening, but cucumbers are grown there all year round. Hotel Varmaland is located in the heart of the village and Varmaland is a popular place to visit and to stay.   Varmaland in Borgarbyggð is a well-known place for tourist, both domestic and international. Varmaland´s campsite has been known among domestic tourists for years, but with the arrival of Hotel Varmaland, more foreign tourists have been introduced to the area. Varmaland is clearly visable from highway no. 1, but the lights and the steam coming fromthe area is very visable. The trail through Varmaland is located in forestry, on the cliffs above Varmaland but from there, you will find great views over the surrounding areas. The trail starts at Hotel Varmaland but turns into theforestry, where you can find a playground for younger generation but also numerous walking and hiking paths. A variety of paths, together with a beautiful landscapes, makes a walk through Varmaland, a very interesting and fascinating experience.   Area: Varmaland, Borgarbyggð.  Road number to the starting point: Hotel Varmaland (no. 527 Varmalandsvegur).  Level of difficulty: Easy.  Length: 5.03km  Elevation: 75 meters.  Markings: Markings can be found.  Duration: 1.07 hours.  Route type: Mixed, small rocks, grass.  Obstacles on the way: Steps on the way.  Services on the way: Hotel Varmaland and gymnasium/swimming pool at Varmaland.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The trail is open all year round.  GPS coordinates starting point: N64°21.2886 W021°36.6383  GPS coordinates finishing point: N64°21.2886 W021°36.6383 
Langisandur, sandy beach in Akranes
The coastline around Akranes is rich with bird life and there are many different types of beaches along the coast. One of these is Langisandur, a sandy beach and one of the most popular outdoor areas of Akranes. Langisandur is one of three Blue Flag beaches in Iceland. Guests are welcome to join the local Sea Swimming Club at Langisandur Beach three times a week. More information at the Akranes Tourist Information Office, e-mail info@akranes.is, tel: +354 894 2500.
Hafnarfjall the Seven peaks
Hafnarfjall in Hvalfjörd is a popular outdoor spot where walking and running enthusiasts take advantage of it. The mountain offers the possibility of different hiking trails, whether it is hiking up to "Steini", hiking to the top and back or going seven peaks. With the presence of the Borgarfjörður Touring Association, access to parking has been greatly improved and markings have been installed on top of the mountain. An information sign has been put up at the parking lot showing different walking paths, what to watch out for and so on. Hafnarfjall has been best known for the strong winds that road users on the Vesturland road have felt over the years. The hiking trails around the area are well known by Borgarfjörður locals. Many people use the old highway that runs from the parking lot down to road no. 50 that runs on the Hvitá River. The possibilities for a large group of outdoor enthusiasts are great, as you can walk on level ground, hike up the steep slopes of Hafnarfjal, but also enjoy outdoor activities into the canyons and along the rivers found in the area. The view at the "Stein" and the view at the higher point is spectacular, but at seven peaks hiking the view is varied and the person can see widely the fantastic surroundings. Area: Hvalfjörður.  Road number to the starting point: By the highway nr. 1.   Difficulty level: Hard/difficult. Length: 15.31 km/ 9,51 miles.  Elevation: 1010 meters /3313 ft elevation.  Markings: The first part of the route has been marked, from the parking lot up to the first part.  Duration: 4hours and 30 minutes.  Route type: Small and big rocks, grass and mixed substrate.  Obstacles on the way: Steps and wades.  Services in the area: There are trash bins at the parking area.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: Temporary closures (due to being closed during the winter months).   GPS coordinates to the starting pointupphaf: N64°30.8785 W021°53.4740  GPS coordinates to the ending point: N64°30.8785 W021°53.4740 
Eyrarhringur hiking trail
Eyrarhringur is located in the protected area, Snæfellsjökull National Park. The national park is located on the outskirts of Snæfellsnes, but its purpose is to protect the special nature of the area and the monuments that can be found, but also the goal is to make it easier for people to travel around the area and get to know it. The coastline at Eyrar and Snæfellsjökull are a major part of the experience for visitors to the area, but the monuments in the area are also bulky. There are two hiking trails from the parking lot, one to Öndverdaneshólar and the other to Eyrahringinn. Eyrahringur is an easy trail. The path leads down to the sea and mostly through lava field. There are beautiful ponds in the lava and there are various types of birds in the area. Along the way, you can see relics of the settlement in many places. There are ruins at Stóru-Eyri but that area was inhabited there until the middle of the seventeeth century. Area: Eyrar, Snæfellsjökull national park. Road number to the starting point: Útnesvegur (no. 574). Level of difficulty: Moderate. Lenght: 6km. Elevation: 50 meters. Markings: Markings are visable. Duration: 1.3 hours. Route type: Lava field and grass. Obstacles: Steps and rough surface. Services in the area: No services. Illumination: No illumination. Season: The trail is open all year, except in the months March and April. GPS coordinates starting-and ending point: N64°49.3462 W023°57.9035
Eiriksstadir walking route
At Eiríksstaðir in Dalir there are ancient ruins which are probably the farm of Eirík the Red Þorvaldsson and his wife Þjóðhildur Jörundardóttir. The ruins of the farm are protected ancient monuments.  A little west of the ruins at Eiríksstaðir, a replica farmhouse was built, which was inaugurated in 2000 on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Leif's successful landing in America.  At Eiríksstaðir there is a living museum. The staff is dressed according to the traditions of the 10th century and educate visitors about life a thousand years ago, old work culture and farming practices. You can also view crafts, weapons and various items from the period. There are also historical information signs in the area and a statue of Leif Eiríksson by Nína Sæmundsson.  Road no. 60 (Vestfjarðarvegur). Turn right onto road no. 586 (Haukadalsvegur) and drive to the parking lot at Eiríksstaðir. There is a good parking lot and a service cabin, along with toilets and information boards. Trails lead to the replica turf house but also to monuments in the area. The trail is partly with small gravel and partly with pavement rocks.  Area: Dalabyggð Road number to the starting point: Road number. 586 (Haukadalsvegur) Level of difficulty: Easy/moderate Length: 0.6 km. Elevation: 29 m. Markings: No markings but the route is visible, except in the case of heavy snow Duration: 13 minutes Route type: Small-paved and flat rocks Obstacles on the way: No obstacles Service: Toilets, garbage bins and the possibility to buy a guided tour in the replica house during opening hours Illumination: No illumination Season: Hiking trail is open all year round, but can be unpassable during heavy snow GPS coordinates to starting- and finishing point: N 65°03.5023 W 021°32.1731
Malarrif in Snaefellsnes
At Malarrif is the Visitor Center for Snaefellsjokull National Park. It´s fun to walk around the area and explore the nature, the beach and the lighthouse. 
Brynjudalsskógur forestry
Since 1990, the Icelandic Forestry Association has engaged in Christmas tree cultivation in Brynjudalur in Hvalfjörður, an indispensable part of Christmas celebrations tradition. In Brynjudalsskógur, wood has been used for the construction of shelters and paths. There are two shelters in the forest, several resting places and a puzzle track. There are numerous walking paths in the forrest along with paths that can be used as a starting or finishing point for hiker going the traditional hike over Leggjabrjótur, over to Þingvellir or up to Botnsúlur.  Into Brynjudalur you will find great tranquility and proximity to an immensely beautiful mountain range, where Botnssúlur mountain range loom over the area. The area is busy during the Christmas season, where Christmas tree sales take place there every year. The forest itself is well-kept and is very neat. A hiking trail through Brynjudalsskógur offers guests tranquility and beautiful surroundings. The mountainous terrain around the forestry gives a great impression on the environment and the forestry is a quiet place to enjoy and experience. The area has different hiking trails as well as numerous resting stops. Hiking paths can be found in the forest and some of them are used as starting or ending routes for traditional hiking trails on Leggbrjót over to Þingvellir or up to Botnsúlum. Area: Kjósahreppur.  Road number to the starting point: Hvalfjarðarvegur (nr. 47). Drive into Ingunnarstaðaveg.  Difficulty level: Easy  Length: 3.2km/ 1.98 miles  Elevation: 103 meters/ 337.92 ft elevation.  Markings: Some parts of the hiking trail are marked.  Duration: 1 hour.  Route type: Some rocks and grass.  Obstacles on the way: Steps on the way.  Services in the area: No services in the area.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The hiking trail is open all year round.  GPS coordinates to the starting point: N 64°21.8068 W 021°18.1513  GPS coordinates to the finishing point: N 64°21.8068 W 021°18.1513 
Rauðsgil hiking trail
Rauðsgil gorge in Borgarfjörður is on the border between Hálsasveit and Reyholtshrepss. The gorge is deepest at the bottom of the river, as it reaches from 60 to 70 meters deep but becomes shallower as it gets higher up the river. There are large number of waterfalls in the river, including Laxfoss, Einiberjafoss, Tröllafoss and Bæjarfoss waterfalls. The first part of the trail gives hikers a view of high waterfalls, with options to walk along the edge but also on a visable trail further from the edge. As hikers get upriver, the experience of the tranquililty and closeness to the river and waterfalls is breathtaking. Rauðsgil gorge is a little known place for domestic and foreign tourists that can be a good addition to the nature experience that is available in this area. The experience of visitors who visit and hike Rauðsgil gorge can be great, with the views of the mountain range around Rauðsgil, along with the sounds of the waterfalls. The hike is relatively easy, but there is no climbing along the trail but visitors can choose between the tractor trail further from the gorge or closer to the gorge, but visitor must be aware of the risks if the terrain is slippery or wet. Visitors with dogs are kindly asked to keep them on a leash when the sheep is free in the area, between 1st of June and 30th of September. Larger cars or buses are directed to Rauðsgilsrétt. Area: Rauðsgil, Borgarbyggð Road number to the starting point: Gravel pit near Steindórsstaðir farm (road no. 5150). Level of difficulty: Moderate. Length: 4.16km. Elevation: 252 meters. Markings: No markings. Duration: 1 hour and 21 minutes. Route type: Small stones, large stones and grass. Obstacles on the way: There are steps on the way. Services in the area: No service in the area. Illumination: No illumination on the hiking trail. Season: This hiking trail is open all year round but it is advised that the trail may be slippery due to ice during winter and the area is wet with mud during March until May. The trail is open all year round except when the sheep are herded from the slopes and mountains. 1-2 days a year in September. Informations are by the gate.  GPS coordinates starting- and finish point: N64°39.3434 W021°13.7068 
Kirkjufellsfoss, waterfall, in Snaefellsnes
the most photographed waterfalls in Iceland. It is located near Grundarfjörður at the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland.
Helgafell hiking trail
Helgafell is a basaltic rock mountain located just outside Stykkishólmur. At the foot of the mountain there is a parking lot with signs related to the history of the place and the whole approach is exemplary. At the beginning of the hike, you walk through a gate, but then a footpath leads hikers up to a viewing disc and a piled rock formation that can be found at the top of Helgafell.   Helgafell in Helgafellssveit is a famous and ancient ground, but it is featured in some ancient Icelandic stories, some ofwhich are believed to have been written at Helgafell. There is a lot of history attached to the area and a magnificant view from the top of Helgafell, where you can see over the Breiðarfjörður bay and the mountains of Snæfellsnes. Oldfolklore says that those who walk Helgafell for the first time, have the option of making three wishes when they reach the top of the mountain. The criteria are that you walk in silence to the top and do not look back. When you reach the top, you look to the east and make three wishes in your mind and tell no one.   Area: Helgafell, Helgafellssveit.   Road number to the starting point: Helgafellsvegur (from Stykkishólmvegur no.58).   Level of difficulty: Easy path.  Length: 500 meters.  Elevation: 73 meters.   Markings: No markings.   Duration: 10 minutes.   Route type: Small rocks, mixed materials, large rocks and tree curls.  Obstacles on the way: Steps are on the paths.  Services on the way: At the car parking area there are garbage bins and toilets.   Illumination: No illumination.   Season: The trail is open all year round but be aware of winter conditions before hiking.  GPS coordinates starting point: N65°02.5055 W022°43.9716   GPS coordinates finishing point: N65°02.5055 W022°43.9716   
Vatnshellir Cave in Snaefellsnes peninsula
Exploring Vatnshellir Cave is truly an amazing and unforgettable experience. This 8.000 year old Lava Tube reaches over 200 meters and reaches 35 meters below the surface. During summer, guides tours are offered from 10am-6pm. During winter season 2 tours are offered per day. Please check the website www.summitguides.is for further information.  All guests are provided suitable equipment such as flashlights and helmets.  Hiking shoes and warm clothes are recommended.  10 minutes drive west of Arnarstapi, 25 minutes south of Hellissandur.  Further info:  info@summitguides.is - summitguides.is - (+354) 787 0001 
Stálpastaðir forestry
In Stálpastaða forestry you will find numerous tree species and hiking trails throughout the forestry. But the most popular resting place is at the concrete cowshed that can be found at Stálpastöðum. There you can enjoy the view over Lake Skorradalvatn and write in a guest book inside the barn. Locals have been putting on various exhibitions at the barn, such as photo exhibitions, art exhibitions and more. An outdoor area around Stálpstaðir is in the middle of the residential/summer house area in Skorradalur. The area is greatly used by the many visitors and residents of Skorradalur. At Lake Skorradalsvatn there are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities and there is a large target group that can benefit from it. The forestry association has been working hard over the years in trimming and making the paths easily accessible, which makes this trail a unique experience for outdoor enthusiasts. A hiking trail through Stálpastaða forestry is a fun hiking trail that can be used by a wide group of visitors. Accessibility is very good, as walking paths are wide and markings are well visible. The area around the barn is beautiful as the forest service and the residents of Skorradalur have done very well to maintain and present such a diamond. Area: Skorradalur.  Road number to the starting point: Into road nr. 508 (Skorradalsvegur).  Difficulty level: Easy way (the route is a combination of forest road, mountain route and old town. It should be noted that trucks sometimes pass through the forest road on weekdays).  Length: 1.6 km/ 0.99 miles.  Elevation: 0-50 meters / 0- 164ft elevation.  Markings: Some markings.  Duration: 23 minutes.  Route type: Small rocks and grass.  Obstacles on the way: No obstacles.  Services in the area: There is a brochure about hiking trails throughout the forest.  Illumination: Illumination.  Season: The hiking trail is open all year round.   GPS coordinates to the starting point: N 64°31.2295 W 021°26.3108  GPS coordinates to the ending point: N 64°31.2295 W 021°26.3108 
Snaefellsjokull glacier at Snaefellsnes peninsula
The Snæfellsjökull glacier at Snaefellsnes peninsula is 1446m above sea level. The glacier is an active volcano, having been built up through numerous eruptions during the last 800,000 years. Many believe the glacier to be one of the seven main energy centres of the earth and its mystique is noticed by many. The glacier plays big role as the Center of the Earth in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne. Snæfellsjökull is a part of the Snæfellsjökull National Park which  was established on June 28, 2001. The Park's purpose is to protect and conserve the areas unique landscape, indigenous plant and animal life as well as important historical relics. At the same time, the Park is meant to allow visitors easier as well as improved opportunities to get to know the area. Driving on the Glacier is prohibited except with a permission from the park ranger.  
Krosshólaborg in Dalir
Auður djúpúðga ( Auður the Deep minded) was one of the settlers in Dalir. She was a Christian and had a cross raised at Krosshólaborg, where she went to pray. Her descentants considered Krosshólaborg a holy place. Women in Dalir set up a memorial of Auður, a stone cross in 1965. The remains of Auður´s first farm, Auðartóftir, are nearby.
Klukkufoss waterfall hiking trail
Klukkufoss waterfall is located in Eysteinsdal in Snæfellsnes. The trail is quite short but challenging, where you walk up a steep hill to the basalt formed mountain Klukka and Klukkufoss waterfall falls amidst beautiful basalt colums formations. On the hike up to Klukkufoss , there is a chance to enjoy the view of the surrounding countryside, but the rock formations catch the attention of visitors along with the beautiful Klukkufoss. Klukkufoss hiking trail is one of 35 hiking trails that have been put up in the hiking trail brochure for the Snæfellsjökull National Park, and there you can find information about the km length of the hiking trail, the duration of the hiking trail and information about the markings on the hiking trail. When walking up to Klukkufoss, there is a view down to Öndverðarnes and Saxhól, together with the proximity of Snæfellsjökull and a view of the surrounding countryside.  Area: Klukkufoss, Snæfellsjökull national park.  Road number to the starting point: Útnesvegur (no. 574). Eysteinsdalsvegur (F575).  Level of difficulty: Moderate.  Lenght: 0.94km.  Elevation: 58 meters.  Markings: Markings are visable.  Duration: 13 minutes.  Route type: Lava field, grass and small rocks.  Obstacles: Steps are on the path.  Services in the area: No services.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The trail is open all year, but it is advised the the path may be slippery due to ice during the winter and the areais wet with mud during March until May.  GPS coordinates starting-and ending point: N64°52.1791 W023°51.6872 
Djupalonssandur & Dritvik Snaefellsnes peninsula
Djupalonssandur is a beautiful pebbled beach, with a series of rocks of mysterious form emerging from the ocean. It is one of the few areas that lead down to the sea along this coast with its high dramatic cliffs. Watch out for the famous ghosts roaming the place! The rests of a shipwreck can be seen on the beach. On the beach there are also big stones which people tried to lift and test their strength in the days of the fishing stations: Fully Strong 154 kg, Half-Strong 100 kg, Weakling 54 kg and Bungler 23 kg. Weakling marked the frontier of wimphood, any man who couldn't lift it was deemed unsuitable for a life as a fisherman.
Stálpastaða woods, Skorradalur in Borgarfjord
Stálpastaðir in Skorradalur, the farm is abandoned but there are many birch–bushes. Haukur Thors gave the land to the Forestry Service in 1951, since when it has been protected and used for the rather successful cultivation of evergreens.
Húsafell hiking trails
Húsafell offers diverse and fascinating hiking trails where dense forests, spectacular ravines, waterfalls, glaciers, fauna and bird life as well as cultural markings making the area so attractive. A map with different hiking trails accessible in the area is available at Hotel Húsafell's building and website.   Húsafell is one of the most popular holday places in Iceland, but recently became defined as a residential area too. There are numerous activities around the area that will suit everyone's preferences whether it is hikings, glacier tours or cave exploring, golf. dip in geothermal water and even wild life /animal life observation (different bird and foxes). The beginning of hiking trail is at Hotel Húsafell and there is a large information sign below the hotel. The routes are: Bæjargil, Oddaleið, Kiðárbotnar, Háifoss, Hraunfossar and Kaldárbotnar.  About each route:  Húsafell-Bæjargil - The hiking trail is a beautiful route where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the history of the area, tranquility and views. The hiking trail is clearly visible, marked in sections and is a busy route for visitors to Húsafell.  The Húsafell-Oddaleið hiking trail is a beautiful route where watery rivers make their mark on the hiking trail. The route is well clear, marked and a busy route by the visitors of Húsafell.  The hiking trail of Húsafell - Kaldárbotnar holds magnificent views of Langjökull glacier and Strútur, while the river Geitá lies close to the route. You walk along the main road, into Kaldadalsvegur, walk into Húsafellsskógur and back. The Húsafell-Kiðárbotnar route runs on the same route as Oddaleið and then enters Húsafells airport and onto the main road.  The Húsafell-Hraunfossar/Háifoss route runs on the old road, from Húsafell church up to Reyðafellsskógur. From there you can cross the highway and onto the roadside, all the way to the parking lot at Hraunfossar. A viewing platform at Háifoss can be found in Reyðafellsskógur. Hotel Húsafell is the central building in the area where many services are provided, accommodation, restaurant, mini-market, bistro and information center. It is also very well known for its high quality standards.  Area: Húsafell, Borgarbyggð Road number to the starting point: Hálsasveitarvegur (nr. 518), Borgarbyggð. Húsafell.  Level of Difficulty (blue route): Oddaleið - Easy path Kaldárbotnar - Easy path Hraunfossar - Easy path Háifoss - Challenging Bæjargil - Challenging (even though the path is clear, it can be moderately difficult walking on it. Requires basic skills and it for individuals in good walking shape. Less than four hours in length.  Kiðárhlaup - Easy path Length:  Oddaleið: 4.3km / 2.67 miles Kaldárbotnar: 10.7km/ 6.64 miles Hraunfossar: 9.3km / 5.77 miles Háifoss: 6km / 3.72 miles Bæjargil: 6.4km / 3.97 miles Kiðárhlaup: 2.5km / 1.55 miles Elevation: Going up Bæjargil is 450 meters /1476,37 feet Marking: Stakes can be found in Oddaleið route and there are markings also on Bæjargil route. No stakes on Kaldárbotnar, Hraunfossar and Háifoss routes.  Duration (approximately): Oddaleið - 2 hours Kaldárbotnar - 3 hours and 30 minutes Hraunfossar - 3 hours and 30 minutes Háifoss - 2 hours and 30 minutes Bæjargil - 2 hours Kiðárhlaup - 1 hour Route type: There are small rocks on most hiking trails, but Oddaleið also has a lava substrate. On the way in Bæjargil, there are large rocks that need to be crossed. Asphalt substrate is on the way to Kiðárhlaup and Hraunfossar. Obstacles on the way: There are steps on most trails except on Kiðárhlaup. Services in the area: Hotel Húsafell provides services to guests Illumination: No illumination Season: The hiking trails are open all year round GPS coordinates starting and finishing point: N64°41.9304 W020°52.2730
Helgafell Holy Mountain in Snaefellsnes peninsula
Holy Mountain, 73 m with a breathtaking panoramic view across Breiðafjordur Bay. A viewing dial is at the top.   Folklore advises anyone climbing the mountain for the first time to walk straight up without looking back or speaking and three wishes will be granted. The wishes have to be of good intent and the wisher tells no one and faces east when making them.  A small remnant of a wall on the mountain top is dated 1184 and was a part of a nearby monastery built at this time. 
Stapafell, volcanic mountain in Snaefellsnes
Stapafell is a volcanic mountain on the south side of Snæfellsjökull. This palagonitic pyramide is 526 m in height og rather eroded at the sides. On the top of the mountain is Fellskross, which was a sign of holy powers at the times of the vikings. It is said that the mountain is home of hidden people, also called elves.
hallmundarhraun lava field in Borgarfjord
Hallmundarhraun includes the longest and largest caves in Iceland.Hallmundarhraun lava field was formed in giant eruption close to the Langjökull glacier around the year 930 and is 8-9 cubic kilometers. Hallmundarhraun includes three caves Surtshellir/ Stefánshellir they are together 3500 meters, longest lava cave in Iceland. Viðgelmir lava tube is the largest of all lava caves in Iceland the tubes volume is well over 150,000 cubic meters.
Snorralaug (Snorri's pool)
Snorralaug (Snorri's pool) is a historic hot spring, located near Reykholtskirkja in Borgarfjörður. The pool is named after Snorri Sturluson, who was a famous Icelandic poet, historian and politician who lived during the 13th century. Snorralaug is believed to have been used by Snorri for bathing and relaxation and its historical significance lies in its association with Snorri and the medieval Icelandic Sagas. Snorralaug is a popular tourist attraction and a reminder of Iceland's rich cultural heritage. 
Borg á Mýrum-Einkunnir hiking trail
Borg á Mýrum is a church site located west of Borgarnes. The place is, according to Egil Skallagrímsson's story, a settlement ground, but a church has stood there since 1002. Borg á Mýrum is a well-known place as a destination for tourists, whether they are foreign or domestic tourists. The church site has welcomed foreign visitors for years, but visitors have then been guided around the area and have been allowed to see the church under the guidance of the priest at Borg. The artwork Sonatorrek and a view of Borgarnes and Hafnarfjall faces visitors who come to the church.   Einkunnir country park are a 273 hectare country park that can be found north of Borgarnes. Forestry has been theresince 1951, but within the country park there is a beautiful pond, Álatjörn, along with a number of footpaths, resting places and beautiful forestry, which makes Einkunnir one of the pearls of Borgarbyggð. Monuments are on the trail atBorg á Mýrum but also on the hiking trail between Borg and Einkunnir. In 2015, the registration of relics along the trail began, but there you can find relics of a sheep stable, a shepherd's house, a shelter and more. Hikers are asked torespect the relics that are found.  The trail is marked all the way, but keep in mind that in many places it is difficult to cross ditches and swamps along theway. The trail between Borg á Mýrum-Einkunnir offers a magnificent view of Hafnarfjall and Borgarnes along with the beautiful wildlife that can be found along the way.    Area: Borg á Mýrum/Einkunnir country park, Borgarbyggð.   Road number to the starting point: Parking lot by Borg á Mýrum(road no.54).   Level of difficulty: Moderate.  Length: 5.26km.  Elevation: 123 meters.  Markings: Markings on the trail.   Duration: 1.30 hours.   Route type: Small rocks, mixed materials, and grass.   Obstacles on the way: There are steps on the trail.   Service in the area: Toilets are accessible at Einkunnir.   Illumination: No illumination.   Season: The route is open all year round but be aware of winter condition on the route.  GPS coordinates to the starting point: N64°33.6630 W021°54.9579 (At Borg á Mýrum)  GPS coordinates to the finishing point: N64°35.8993 W021°54.6785 (Ends at Einkunnir).   
Hvalfjörður
Whale Fjord (Hvalfjörður) is 30km long and 84m deep. Whale Fjord was the site of much British and US military activity during World War II. Some ruins from this period can still be seen in the fjord.
Troll Park in Borgarfjordur
Troll walk in Fossatun in Borgarfjord among trolls is a splendid idea for parents with children. Live the stories that were made there by walking in the environment. 
Botnsdalur
Botnsdalur
Barnaborgir hiking trail
Barnaborg lavafield is a wavy Aa lava field from modern times, where heather and scrub have grown, flowed from Barnaborg. Volcanic cone was in the middle of the lava, but Barnaborgir are two lava hills standing in the middle of the lava field. A fun outdoor area with hiking trail around the lava where you can enjoy the area, the silence and the beauty of Snæfellsnes and Borgarbyggðar at the same time. The Environment agency of Iceland (ust.is) has Barnaborgir on the natural heritage register list. The path through the Barnaborg lava field is visable, but from the parking lot there are steps over a fence, but then visitorsare faced with a clear path that leads visitors into the lava field. When entering the lava field, narrow paths are visable that can be dangerous, but visitors must ensure good footwear before entering the lava field. The area around the lava hills is majestic, where visitors can walk around the area and enjoy the environment, nature and tranquility that the area has to offer.   Area: Borgarbyggð.   Road number to the starting point: Road no.54 (Snæfellsnesvegur).   Level of difficulty: Easy path.  Length: 2.8km   Elevation: 107 meters.   Markings: Markings can be found.   Duration: 45 minutes.   Route type: Small rocks, grass, lava field.  Obstacles on the way: Steps are on the paths.  Services on the way: No services.   Illumination: No illumination.   Season: The trail is open all year round but be aware of winter conditions before hiking.  GPS coordinates starting point: N64°45.3335 W022°14.9905  GPS coordinates finishing point: N64°45.3335 W022°14.9905 
Álfholtsskógur foresty
An outdoor area into Álfholtsskógur forest is a popular destination for travelers in Hvalfjarðarsveit but the accessibility has been improved over the las few years and is defined as an "Open forrest". There are markings along the trails and resting stops. The beginnings of forestry in Álfholtsskógur can be traced back to 1939, and today more than 130 species of trees and flora can be found in the forest. Hiking trails around Álfholtsskógur are diverse and challenging, but the facilities to enjoy are first class. Resting stops to eat a picnic or only simply enjoy the area, are available and there are markings on the trails. Members of the Skilmannahreppur Forestry Association have worked on marking the routes and improving access for hikers, with the construction of bridges and different steps up the slopes of Álfholtsskógur.  Area: Hvalfjörður.  Road number to the starting point: Akrafjallsvegur (nr. 51).   Level of difficulty: Easy.  Length: 7 km/ 4,34 miles.  Elevation: 0-50 meters /164 ft elevation.  Markings: The route is marked with signs pointing out the way.  Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Route type: Small rocks, wood chips, grass and mixed substrate.  Obstacles on the way: Steps and bridges on the way.  Services in the area: There are trash bins in the parking area.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: This hiking trail is open all year round.   GPS coordinates to the starting point: N 64°22.2406 W 021°51.0028.  GPS coordinates to the finishing point: N 64°22.2406 W 021°51.0028. 
Breidafjordur
Breiðafjörður is a large shallow bay, about 50 km wide and 125 km long and located in the west of Iceland. It separates the region of the Westfjords (Vestfirðir) from the rest of the country. Breiðafjörður is encircled by mountains, including glacier Snæfellsjökull the Snæfellsnes peninsula on the south side and the West Fjord peninsula to the north. Another interesting feature of the bay is that the northern tip was formed about 15 million years ago, whereas the southern end at Snæfellsnes was formed less than half that time ago.
Síldarmannagötur
Síldarmannagötur is an old national route that is in a protected area in the settlement in Skorradals valley, which is part of maintaining the paths of the past. The hike can be start at Vatnshorn in Skorradalur valley or deep inside the Hvalfjörður bay.   Síldarmannagötur, a hiking trail that connects Skorradalur valley and Hvalfjörður bay, is a popular outdoor route, that can be enjoyed by a wide range of groups. Markings can be found at the beginning and end of the route but volunteers have been diligent in maintaining signs along the way to help hikers along the way. Hikers need to cross Bláskeggsá rivertwice on the way, and the trail´s surface varies, from small/big rocks to dirt trails. The views on the trail is magnificent but hikers can enjoy the views from Hvalfjörður bay, Skorradalur valley, glaciers and the magestic Botnssúlur.Síldarmannagötur have been and will be one of the most popluar outdoor hiking trail in the west, and it is important to maintain it and distribute information about the trail.   Area: Hvalfjörður bay /Skorradalur valley  Road number to the starting point: Hvalfjarðarvegur (nr. 47) and road in Skorradalur (nr. 508)  Difficulty level: Hard/Challenging  Length: 15.56 km  Elevation: 500 meters.  Markings: Stiks and rock markings.  Duration: 4 hours.  Route type: Small and large rocks, grass, wetlands and meadows.  Obstacles on the way: Bláskeggsá river but hikers need to cross it twice.  Service in the area: No service.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The route is closed from november until may, due to weather and conditions on the route.  GPS coordinates to the starting point: N64°28.4501 W021°19.1845. At Vatnshorn in Skorradlur valley.  GPS coordinates to the finishing point: N64°23.2899 W021°21.5792. In Hvalfjörður bay.  
Skardsstrond coast
The route via Klofningsvegur no. 590 runs through Hvammssveit, Fellsströnd, Klofningur, Skarðsströnd and Saurbær. Day-to-day it is called going around the coasts.  Until 1918 the boundaries of Skarðsstrandarhreppur were from Ormsstaðir to Fagradalsá, then the district split into Klofningshreppur and Skarðshreppur. The district boundary held until 1986 that Klofningshreppur split over Klofningur between Fellsstrandarhreppur and Skarðshreppur. In Dagverðarnes, Auður Djúpúðga ate a breakfast in her search for her settlement columns. The current church in Dagverðarnes was built in 1934. Outside Dagverðarnes lies Hrappsey where the country's first secular printing house was operated. Klofningur is a natural gap and the road runs through it. At Klofningur there is a sightseeing point and a good view over the islands and out to Snæfellsnes. One of the oldest manor in the country is Skarð á Skarðsströnd. It is the settlement land of Geirmundur heljarskinn and the same family has lived there since the 11th century. Farmers church is in Skarð and there is, among other things, an altarpiece that Ólöf "the rich" Loftsdóttir is said to have given to the church. Below Skarð is Skarðsstöð. There is a lot of bird life and cultural monuments. Skarðsstöð was the first legalized trading center in Dalasýsla in 1884 and now houses a fishing port. The community center Röðull is located below the road by Búðardalsá. In Röðull there are often exhibitions related to the life and culture of the people of Skarðsströnd. In the 18th century, Magnús Ketilsson, an magistrate and a great progressive man, lived in Búðardalur and did significant agricultural experiments and wrote a number of scholarly articles. Ytri-Fagridalur is the innermost town on Skarðsströnd and is the settlement land of Steinólfur "the low". Over there you can see Hafratindur, the mountain of Dalir.
Skallagrimsgardur, public park in Borgarnes
In the heart of Borgarnes is Skallagrímsgarður, a small public park which is ideal for a picnic. The park plays an important role in Egil's Saga, as the burial mound of Skallagrímur Kveldúlfsson, Egil's father, is situated there. It is a good idea to relax in Skallagrímsgarður after a visit to Borgarnes swimming pool which is next to the park.
Deildartunguhver hot spring
Deildartunguhver highest flow hot spring in Europe !Deildartunguhver is Europe's most powerful hot spring. It provides 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water.Most of the water used for central heating in the towns of Borgarnes and Akranes is taken from Deildartunguhver. The hot water pipeline to Akranes is 64 km long, the longest in Iceland and the water is about 78 - 80 degrees when it reaches Akranes. If you take a shower anywhere within a 65 km radius of the spring, you have already bathed in the hot water from this powerful spring!
Klofningur mountain in Dalir
From the mountan Klofningur is a panoramic view over Breidafjordur Bay, Snaefellsnes Peninsula  and Bardaströnd. Viewing dial. It is possible to hike up the mountain from the farm Stakkaberg.
Eiríksjökull í Borgarfirdi
Eiriksjökull, the Glacier of Eirik, named after Eirik an outlaw that lived in a cave in the lava, Hallmundarhraun. Highest mountain West of Iceland. 1675 m. It's located west of Langjökull and South of the lava Hallmundarhraun. 
Bjarnarfoss Waterfall
Bjarnarfoss is a majestic waterfall that falls down a basalt cliff which was formed by the now extinct volcano Maelifell. The waterfall, along with the columnar rocks around it, is on the Nature Conservation Register. A car park is near the waterfall and a good walking path. In 2018, the tourist attraction at Bjarnarfoss received the Icelandic Tourist Board´s environmental awards. 
Svalthufa and Thufubjarg in Snaefellsnes
Svalthufa is a high cliff teemed with birdlife and there is a great view to Lóndrangar Cliffs, the front part is named Thufubjarg. Lóndrangar are uniquely-formed remnants of ancient basalt volcanic dikes sticking out from the sea. The higher pillar is 75 m high and the lower one is 61 m. On these cliffs, fulmars have their nests. At Malarrif is the Visitor Center for Snaefellsjokull National Park and it´s fun to walk around the area and explore the nature.  The Devil itself and Kolbeinn the Glacier-poet once sat side by sig at Thufubjarg. They were competing about whom were better poet, as is said in an old folks tale. The Devil lost and Kolbeinn became his master, as is said in the tale. 
Fossá forestry
The Fossá forestry is located next to the highway nr. 47 and the rest stop at the outskirts of forestry has a great attraction of tourists around the area, but the view from there is excellent. The old structure used for sheep round- up and the waterfall, Sjávarfoss, attract a lot of attention when driving around the area as well as Hvalfjörður’s view.  Fossá is a forestry area in Hvalfjörður that is managed by four forestry associations. Mosfellsbær Forestry Association, Kjalarnes, Kjós and Kópavogur. Fossá was officially incorporated into the Open Forest project in 2011. The Fossá area has a sheltered area and a lot of forest, but also has to offer mussel beaches off Fossárós, waterfalls and rapids that travel along the Fossá river and excellent berry land.  The land totals 1,100 hectares and over a million plantings have been planted being spruce, birch and pine mainly planted.  At Fossá you will find marked hiking trails as well as resting stops, and the area has great outdoor opportunities. The four forestry associations, established in 2001, a forestry management company over the land, and developments in the area where implemented such as path and roads and construction in the forest. This management company is called Fossá Forestry Company, which has its income from the sale of Christmas trees, but in recent years the sale of forest wood for various uses has also occurred. Christmas tree cultivation is important in the area and the management company has a good income from sales each year.  Area: Kjósahreppur.  Road number to the starting point: Hvalfjarðarvegur (nr. 47).   Level of difficulty: Easy way. There is accessibility for strollers and wheelchairs in many places, but not everywhere.  Length: 9.5km/ 5.71 miles.  Elevation: 50-100 meters/ 164- 328 ft elevation.  Markings: Signs are visible on parts of the trail, but in some places there are no markings.  Duration: 2 hours.  Route type: Small and big rocks, grass.   Obstacles on the way: Steps and wades.  Services in the area: No services.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The hiking trail is open all year round.  GPS coordinates to the starting point: N 64°21.1996 W 021°27.9139  GPS coordinates to the finishing point: N 64°21.1996 W 021°27.9139 
Skálasnagaviti lighthouse, at Snaefellsnes
Skálasnagaviti lighthouse at Snaefellsnes, is located on the cliff, Saxhólsbjarg which is called Svortuloft from sea.  It is very popular among tourists because of its extraordinary surroundings and extreme nature.
Hafnarfjall mountain in Borgarjord
The mountain Hafnarfjall near Borgarnes is part of the same extinguished central volcano as Skardsheidi and is also about 4 million years old. The mountain is 844 m in height and its sides are rather eroded. Most of the mountain consists of basalt, but on the north side there is a small crag, which is made of granofyr. The name "flatfish" indicates its form. Let the children discover it! On the foot of the mountain is a small forest of birch trees where the authorities of Iceland practice reforestation. It is possible to hike up the mountain beginning near the bridge over the fjord at Borgarnes.
Geirshólmi in Hvalfjorð
During the Sturlung Age 1220 - 1264, a company of men led by Svarthofdi Dufguson, a follower of Sturla Sighvatsson used the island Geirsholmi as a base for raiding the surrounding countryside. The tourist service at Bjarteyjarsandur nearby offers storytelling trips about Geirsholmi.
Hredavatn, lake in Borgarfjord
Hredavatn is a lake in West Iceland. It is located near route 1, between Borgarnes and Holtavorduheidi. Nearby is the university faculty of Bifrost and the Grábrók crater.  The lake has an area of 1,14 km
Hraunfossar, lava waterfalls in Borgarfjord
Hraunfossar - Lava Falls - are beautiful and unusual natural phenomena. Clear, cold springs of subterranean water seep through the lava and run as tiny waterfalls and rapids into the Hvita River. Hraunfossar have been protected since 1987. There is a viewpoint at the car park offering an amazing view over the Lava Falls and Hvita River. Restaurant and souvenir shop open all year round.
Eldborg Crater Snaefellsnes peninsula
A beautifully-formed crater rising 60m above the surrounding lava. The spatter cone is the largest crater along a short volcanic rift, 200 m in diameter and 50 m deep. Its last eruption was about 5000-6000 years ago. According to medieval chronics there was also one around the time of the colonisation of Iceland about 1000 years ago, but today it is known that it came from another of the many craters of the valley Hnappadalur which are part of the volcanic system Ljosufjoll, the mountains of the light. It is easiest to approach Eldborg from Snorrastadir on its southern side, walking 2,5 km through the shrub-covered lava field. It is possible to walk all the way around the crater as well as up it.
Fossatún hiking trail
Fossatún is a well-known destination in Borgarfjörður, where you can find hiking trails related to folklore heritageand troll books, written by the local keeper, where the stories are set in west Iceland. Fossatún is located in between large summer house areas, where Skorradalur and Húsafell lie on either side of Fossatún. Grímsá river runs nextto Fossatún and you can also find spectacular views of the mountain range of Borgarfjörður at Fossatún.   Fossatún is located about 90 km from Reykjavík, on road no.50, halfway between Borgarnes and Reykholt in Borgarfjörður. Different accommodation facilities are available at Fossatún, from campsites, cottages, guesthouses and country hotel. There is a restaurant as well as facilities for guests to cook, and everyone has access to hot tubs. Fossatún is located on the banks of Grímsá river and has hiking trails along the riverside area, but there is also a hiking trail to Blundsvatn lake, where you can find diverse bird life and a beautiful view of Borgarfjörður´s mountain range.  You can walk from the service area at Fossatún and walk along Grímsá river, where you can find information signs, including sign about the saga´s, legends and trolls. The trail is very visable and accessible for a wide range of guests. The trail to Blundsvatn lake is quite visable but the accessibility is not for as wide range of guests. Grass paths with someparts on gravel is located on the trails but the trail connects the Blundsvatn lake to the Fossatún area.   Area: Fossatún, Borgarbyggð.  Road number to the starting point: Borgarfjarðarbraut (nr. 50).  Level of difficulty: Easy.  Length: 1.75km trail at Fossatún and 3.13km at Blundsvatn lake. Together: 4.8 km  Elevation: 47 meters at Blundsvatn lake and 60 meters at Fossatún. .  Markings: Markings are visable, with information signs and rock formations plentiful.  Duration: At Fossatún is 32 minuets and Blundsvatn lake 40 minuets. Together: 1.2 hours.  Route type: Small rocks and mixed materials.   Obstacles on the way: No obstacles on theroute.   Service in the area: The main service/information house at Fossatún.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The route is open except when temporary closed due to bad weather over the winter time or due to bird nestingtime.  GPS coordinates to the staring-andfinishing point: N64°35.5672 W021°34.6263   
Breið
Breið is the southernmost part of Akranes and the location of the fishing history of the town. There are two lighthouses open to the public as well as a view point.   For more information contact Akranes Information Office, tel: +354 433 1065, e-mail info@akranes.is.
Svodufoss, waterfall in Snaefellsnes
Svöðufoss is a beautiful waterfall in the Hólmkelsá river. The waterfall is 10 meters high and falls off a beautiful basalt column cliff. a parking lot has been built near the waterfall so today it is fairly easy to visit and enjoy. The walk from the parking lot to the waterfall is only about half an hour.
Svöðufoss waterfall walking path
Svöðufoss in Snæfellsnes is a beautiful waterfall in Hólmkelsá, not far from the town Rif. The waterfall is 10 meters high and falls from a beautiful basalt pillar rock. A parking lot has been built in the vicinity of the waterfall, mats-and iron walking paths have been installed to give access to strollers and weelchairs, all the way to the waterfall.   Area: Snæfellsnes (between Rif and Ólafsvík).  Road number to the starting point: Útnesvegur (no. 574) and turn to the Svöðufoss waterfall.  Level of difficulty: Easy  Length: 1.18km  Elevation: 20 meters.  Markings: No markings.  Duration: 17 minutes.  Route type: Mats-and iron walking paths.  Obstacles on the way: No obstacles.  Services in the area: No service.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The route is open all year round.  GSP coordinates start-and ending: N64°54.0155 W 023°48.6369  
Hólahólar Crater in Snaefellsnes
Hólahólar are an ancient crater cluster. One of the craters is open on the side and formed like a huge amphitheater. The deserted farm Hólahólar was formerly the capital of a settlement in Dritvík and Djúpalónssandur but was deserted in 1880 and since then invisible elves (Huldufólk) have been ruling there ever since.
Búðir-Búðaklettur-Frambúðir
Búðir is located in the westernmost part of Staðarsveit in Snæfellsnes. At Búðir, there once was the most active tradingcenter at Snæfellsnes and a thriving fishing village, but archaeological remains have been found, for example at Frambúðir, indicating activities since the first settlement of Iceland. The vast lava field of Búðahraun stretches east towards the sea at Faxaflói and west to Hraunlandsrif.   The hike trough Búðir-Frambúðir and Búðaklett is a diverse nature experience. The nature of the area, combined with the history and monuments that exist, makes the hiking trail a unique experience. Trails are well marked, with bars and signposts along the trail but the trail from Frambúðir to Búðakirkja has few signpost but it is only a short trail betweenthe two. Búðahraun in on the natural heritage list of the Icelandic Environmental Protection Agency, but the area is one of the most popular destination in west-Iceland. Hótel Búðir is a popular choice when it comes to accommodation and catering, the church at Búðir is extremely popular for weddings and is the best known church in west-Iceland. The area around Búðir is a popular outdoor area, with golden coastline mixed with black coastlines and spectacular nature, topped off with the Snæfellsjökull glacier towering over the whole area. Area: Snæfellsbær  Road number to the starting point: Turn off the highway nr. 54 (Snæfellsnesvegur), on to road nr. 574 (Útnesvegur)and there take the road to Búðir (Búðarvegur).  Difficulty level: Easy. Simple walking paths that a number of groups can enjoy.  Length: 6.8km  Elevation: 88 meters.  Markings: Markings are available.  Duration: 1.4 hours.  Route type: Small rocks, grass, lava field and mixed material.  Obstacles on the way: Steps are on the path.  Services in the area: Service is at hótel Búðir.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The route is open 12 months of the year.  GPS coordinates to the starting point: N64°49.3046 W022°23.0755   GPS coordinates to the finishing point: N64°49.3046 W022°23.0755   
Troll Waterfalls in Borgarfjord
The Troll Waterfalls of the Grimsa river. There is a clear formation in the form of a troll face in the cliff by the river bank. Take the troll walk and learn about trolls, folk tales  and places that connect to the nature and scenery at Fossatun. An extraordinary view and good spot to see the Skessuhorn mountain peak. Excellent for witnessing jumping salmon in the summer.
Budir
Budir is a popular destination. The landscape consists of golden sand beaches, rugged lava field and great vegetation and bird life. Budahraun lava is a nature reserve. The little black church, Budakirkja, is located at Budir. People come from all around the world to seal their love at the church. Visitors also have an impressive view of the breathtaking Snaefellsjokull glacier from Budir.
Hellnar in Snaefellsnes peninsula
For centuries, Hellnar was among the largest fishing villages beneath the Snaefellsjokull ice cap. Valasnos, a freestanding rock, extends east of the bay. One of Iceland's most peculiar caves, Badstofa, is there. It is known for its special light exposure and colourful interior. A cold water spring is to be found at the lava's edge. It is dedicated to the Holy Virgin because it is said she appeared there once. The Hellnar church was built in 1945 on a picturesque site where a church was first raised in 1833. Located at Hellnar is a Hotel and a charming little café.
Olkelda mineral spring in Snaefellsnes
At the farm Olkelda, near Stadarstadur, in the south of Snaefellsnes, there is a mineral spring with carbonated water. Mineral springs are said to have healing properties, so feel free to take a sip. The farmhouse is named Olkelda which means mineral spring in Icelandic.
Meðalfellsvatn lake in Kjós
Meðalfellsvatn Lake is a good place for bird watching. The Great Northern Diver nests by the lake, while Harlequin Ducks are attracted in great numbers by gnats and by the larvae at the bottom of the river Bugða in the early spring. Meðalfellsvatn Lake has always been popular for trout fishing and sometimes even salmon fishing. The waterways of Bugða and Laxá are home to all of Iceland´s freshwater fish: salmon, trout, char, eel and stickleback. 
Hafratindur Mountain in Dalir
Hafratindur is one of the highest mountain peaks in Dalir Region with an elevation of 642 meters. It is considered to be one of the best hiking trails in Dalir and has a panoramic view from the top. 
Húsafell in Borgarfjordur
In Húsafell surrounding nature you can expect to find dense woodlands, waterfalls, glaciers, rugged lava, crystal springs, wildflowers plus remarkable archaeological remains.Here is a good map with ten hike trails.
Bifrost in Borgarfjordur
Bifrost
Bárður Snæfellsás walking trail
Arnastapi is a well-known tourist destination around Snæfellsnes and there has been some development in the area in recent years. Some walking paths around the area are now easily accessible, and there are a large number of restaurants and accommodation facilities in the area. The harbor at Arnastapa and the hiking trails between Arnastapa and Hellnar are destination/resting places. The environment as a whole in the area is unique, where the bird life, combined with the diverse landscape, makes Arnarstapi one of the most popular destinations in the West. The large loaded image of Bárði Snæfellsás by Ragnar Kjartansson towers over the area and the coastline of Arnarstapa. Area: Bárður Snæfellsás, Arnarstapi. Snæfellsnes. Road number to the starting point: Arnarstapavegur (no. 5710). Level of difficulty: Easy. Lenght: 1.18km. Elevation: 30 meters. Markings: No markings. Duration: 18 minutes. Route type: Mats and small rocks. Obstacles: No obstacles. Services in the area: Toilets and garbage bins are available. Illumination: No illumination. Season: The trail is open all year, but it is advised the the path may be slippery due to ice during the winter. GPS coordinates starting-and ending point: N64°45.9992 W023°37.7660
Fellsstrond in Dalir
The route via Klofningsvegur no. 590 runs through Hvammssveit, Fellsströnd, Klofningur, Skarðsströnd and Saurbær. Day-to-day it is called going around the coasts. The boundaries of Fellsströnd and Hvammssveit are around Hólsá and reaches Fellsströnd to Ormsstaðir, where Klofningur takes over. It used to be populated on Fellsströnd, but now many premises are not inhabited. Icelandic forest service owns the land Skógar, from where there is almost continuous forest out to Staðarfell. Staðarfell is an ancient manor and church. A housewife school was there 1927-1976, an treatment home from 1980-2018 and there is a community home. Outside Ytrafellsmúli, the lowlands increase and there is some woodland and islands out from the coast. Flekkudalur and Galtardalur go in between the mountains and there lies Efribyggð. From Efribyggðarvegur there is a large and beautiful view of the islands at the entrance of Hvammsfjörður. Kjarlaksstaðir is the settlement land of old Kjarlak. After Flekkudalsá and Galtardalsá merge, it is called Kjarlaksstaðaá. Bjarni Jónsson grew up in Vogur and was called Bjarni from Vogi, after the farm. There is a monument about him by the highway. Until 1918 the boundaries of Skarðsstrandarhreppur were from Ormsstaðir to Fagradalsá, then the district split into Klofningshreppur and Skarðshreppur. The district boundary held until 1986 that Klofningshreppur split over Klofningur between Fellsstrandarhreppur and Skarðshreppur. In Dagverðarnes, Auður Djúpúðga ate a breakfast in her search for her settlement columns. The current church in Dagverðarnes was built in 1934. Outside Dagverðarnes lies Hrappsey where the country's first secular printing house was operated. Klofningur is a natural gap and the road runs through it. At Klofningur there is a sightseeing point and a good view over the islands and out to Snæfellsnes. One of the oldest manor in the country is Skarð á Skarðsströnd. It is the settlement land of Geirmundur heljarskinn and the same family has lived there since the 11th century. Farmers church is in Skarð and there is, among other things, an altarpiece that Ólöf "the rich" Loftsdóttir is said to have given to the church. Below Skarð is Skarðsstöð. There is a lot of bird life and cultural monuments. Skarðsstöð was the first legalized trading center in Dalasýsla in 1884 and now houses a fishing port. The community center Röðull is located below the road by Búðardalsá. In Röðull there are often exhibitions related to the life and culture of the people of Skarðsströnd. In the 18th century, Magnús Ketilsson, an magistrate and a great progressive man, lived in Búðardalur and did significant agricultural experiments and wrote a number of scholarly articles. Ytri-Fagridalur is the innermost town on Skarðsströnd and is the settlement land of Steinólfur "the low". Over there you can see Hafratindur, the mountain of Dalir.
Einkunnir hiking trail
In Einkunnir you can find a very diverse landscape, animal-and plant life. The area was protected as a country park in2006, but the goal of the area's protection is to protect the wetlands and geological formations that the public can use for education, outdoor recreation and nature viewing. There are hiking trails throughout the area, and you can find difficult slopes mixed with easy paths in the lowlands. The three rock clusters that rise from the marshland are clearly visible in the distance, but up from Syðri-Einkunnir there is a viewing platform, where you can see the mýrar area,Borgarfjörður and Borgarfjarðadali.   Turn off highway no. 1 and onto road no. 536/3. A road leads to a parking lot at Einkunnir. There you will find information boards about the area's wildlife, along with numerous starting points for hiking trails. The accessibility of carriages and wheelchairs can be found on several routes, but most routes are narrow and there are many inclines. There is a connection to a hiking trail to Borg á Mýrum, but there is also an outdoor recreation area in Einkunnir, where there is a grill, benches and tables. Álatjörn pond together with the number of footpaths, resting places and beautiful forestry makes Einkunnir one of the pearls of Borgarbyggð.   Area: Einkunnir country park, Borgarbyggð.   Road number to the starting point: Parking lot by the forestry (road no.536/3).   Level of difficulty: Easy/Moderate.  Length: 5.2km.  Elevation: 70 meters.  Markings: Markings can be found on the way but needed at times.   Duration: 1.17 hours.   Route type: Small rocks, mixed materials, and grass.   Obstacles on the way: There are steps on the trail.   Service in the area: Toilets are accessible.   Illumination: No illumination.   Season: The route is open all year round but be aware of winter condition on the route.  GPS coordinates to the staring-and finishing point: N64°59824 W021°911   
Bjarnarfoss waterfall
Bjarnarfoss (Snæfellsnes) is a majestic waterfall above Búðir that falls off the cliff edge below Mælifell. The Waterfall, along with the surrounding basalt cliffs, is on the Nature Conservation Register. There's a large parking space below the waterfall and a good hiking trail up to the slopes to the waterfall.  Bjarnarfoss has been a well-known attraction in Snæfellsnes for years and its resting place was awarded the Icelandic Tourist Board's Environment Prize in 2018. On the slopes by the waterfall there is a lot of flowering vegetation.  Bjarnarfoss is very close to the access to Útnesvegur which leads to Hotel Búðir, Arnarstapi, Hellnar, Djúpalónssandur and Vatnshellir.  The waterfall is in a great location being accessible from different directions when driving road no. 54 and Útnesvegur, which makes it very well known because it's very noticeable in the Environment. The hiking trail up to the waterfall is very accessible and the view of Búðakirkja, Hotel Búðir and its coastline is breathtaking. Area: Snæfellsnes (Staðarsveit) Road number to the starting point: Snæfellsnesvegur (nr. 54) Level of difficulty: Easy Length: 600 meters/0,6 miles Elevation: 50 meters/164 feet Markings: No markings, however the route path is very clear Duration: 12 minutes Route type: Plastic mats Obstacles on the way: No obstacles along the route Services in the area: No services available Illumination: No illumination Season: This route is open all year round GPS coordinates to the starting- and finish point: N64°50,5621 W023°24.2126
Langjokull Glacier in Borgarfjord
Langjokull Glacier is the second largest glacier in Iceland, and is approximately 18 km from Husafell (tourist resort). Excursions onto the glacier are offered from the base of the glacier. On a clear day the view from the glacier is beyond compare.
Glymur, waterfall in Hvalfjord
Attention - During winter the hiking path can be dangerous! Proper equipment and hiking experience is essential! Iceland’s tallest waterfall, is located in Botnsdalur valley, Hvalfjörður. Leading up to it is a fabulous hiking path that should only be attempted by those not daunted by heights or challenging hikes. Glymur is in the river Botnsá that runs out of Hvalvatn, which is a lake closed by molten lava, some 160 metres deep. In Hvalfjordur in West Iceland you can stand in awe before Iceland’s highest waterfall. Standing by the fall you'll have a good view of the surrounding landcape, which is is particularly attractive, as Hvalfjordur is widely considered one of Iceland's most beautiful fjords.The walk, approximately 4 hours roundtrip, will take you from the trailhead at Botnsa river through spectacular scenery including a rock arch and will have you crossing a crystal clear river on a strategically placed log.
Baula
Baula is a volcanic mountain of a very special pyramidic form. It measures 934 m in height. The mountain is a 3 million years old intrusion, consisting of liparit stone. For people in good shape, it is well possible to hike up on the mountain from Bjarnardalur, road number 60. But its sides are very steep and there are big and loose stones on the way. On the other hand, the view of the top is very rewarding and you can write into a guestbook there.
Fossá waterfall
Beautiful waterfall by the road. Nice spot to enjoy nature
Á Skarðsströnd to Vogur Fellsströnd
Breiðafjörður has been known as the "Foodchest of Iceland" throughout the centuries and there are numerous islands in the fjord. During summer the traffic in the area increases. Excursions through the islands are available. At Skarðsströnd there is a campsite and a service center. Vogur has a magnificent coutry hotel.  It is possible to start hiking at Á in Skarðsströnd or at Vogur in Fellsströnd. The hike is towards Klofningur, from which there is a spectacular view of Breiðafjörður and Hvammsfjörður. On the hiking trail itself, there are several beautiful lakes and pleasant nature. At Vogur in Fellsströnd, you will find country hotel and at Á in Skarðsströnd you will find a campsite as well as a service center. No markings can be found along the trail, and there are some parts that can be hard to distinguish. Should be noted that there is a river on the trail that needs to be crossed.  Area: Skarðsströnd/Fellsströnd, Dalabyggð Road number to the starting point: Klofningsvegur (nr. 590) Difficulty level: Challenging Length: 22.50 km / 13.98 miles Elevation: 889 meters / 2916,66 ft elevation Markings: No markings along the route Duration: 7 hours Route type: Small and large rocks, soil and grass substrates, meadows and wetlands Obstacles on the way: A step or ledge to climb and an unbridged stream Dangers on the way: Rock collapse, wading and wind Services in the area: There are services at Á in Skarðsströnd and at Vogur in Fellsströnd Illumination: No illumination Season: The route is open except during winter time due to weather conditions GPS coordinates to the starting point: At Krossá: N65°15.7793 W022°20.7537 GPS coordinates to the finishing point: At Vogur: N65°10.5871 W022°21.9751
Fiskibyrgi Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Near Gufuskalar on the uttermost part of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, there was one of the many winter fisher villages consistant in Iceland in former times. If you come from Hellnar and look at the lava fields at your right, you may disover the ruins of some 200 very small stone buildings which were used to dry and stock the fish. Their age is estimated at 500-700 years. It is a 10 minutes walk from the road to one of the ruins which is still in so good condition that you can crawl inside. There, to your surprise, you may find the ceiling high enough for an adult to stand upright.
Rauðhóll hiking trail
From the crater Rauðhóll, lava flowed into the sea, all the way from Hellisandi to Skarðsvík. A marked path leads from the parking lot at Eysteinsdalsvegur to Rauðhóll, with the hiking trail going over an old lava field along with grass and small rocks, next to beautiful ponds that have formed around the area. Rauðhóll is in the protected area of theIcelandic Environment Agency, and you should keep in mind to avoid off-trail walking, in order to protect the area from trampling. Rauðhóls trail is one of 35 trails that have been put up in the trail brochure for SnæfellsjökullNational Park, and there you can find information about the length of the trail in km, the duration of the trail and information about trail markings. When hiking up Rauðhól, the view down to Öndverðarnes and Saxhól, together with theproximity to Snæfellsjökull, is great and the view of the surrounding countryside is also immense.   Area: Rauðhóll, Snæfellsjökull national park.  Road number to the starting point: Útnesvegur (no. 574). Eysteinsdalsvegur (F575).  Level of difficulty: Moderate.  Lenght: 2.83km.  Elevation:103 meters.  Markings: Markings are visable.  Duration: 43 minutes.  Route type: Lava field, grass and small rocks.  Obstacles: Steps are on the path.  Services in the area: No services.  Illumination: No illumination.  Season: The trail is open all year, but it is advised the the path may be slippery due to ice during the winter and the areais wet with mud during March until May.  GPS coordinates starting-and ending point: N64°52.1638 W023°52.8236   
Reykholt in Borgarfjord
Reykholt is one of Iceland's most notable historical sites. It houses a cultural centre and a church. Reykholt is most famous for being the home of Iceland's best-known author Snorri Sturluson during the years 1206-1241. An ancient geothermally-heated pool, Snorralaug, is named after him. It is one of the few things preserved whole from Iceland´s medieval period. Snorrastofa is a cultural centre and institute for research in medieval studies. Snorrastofa offers historical exhibitions and guided tours and lectures. Music recitals are held in the church of Reykholt. Visit Reykholts website www.snorrastofa.is There is one hotel in Reykholt see more here.