Ásdís Birgisdóttir is a SmartGuide with great experience and really knows her country, she is a local expert at many different towns in Iceland such as Reykjavík, Höfn, Akureyri, Stykkishólmur, Raufarhöfn and many other exciting places! She specialises in the city life and hiking mountains and is both a sitting and driver guide. We wanted to know a little bit more about what sparks her interests so here we have her 3 favorite hiking places.
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Móaskarðshnjúkar is a mountain located next to the famous mountain Esja in the South-West corner of Iceland. What makes the mountain so stunning are the rhyolite peaks and their darker surrounding. Hiking Móaskarðshnjúkar can be a bit challenging but the scenery and the astonishing nature makes it all worth the work.
Sveifluháls is a tuff ridge with the maximum height of 395 m. It consists of steep cliffs, geothermal activity and a lake called Kleifarvatn. This is a hike for those who like to challenge themselves and enjoy the wonders of the nature. At the south end of the ridge is a single mountain called Mælifell.
Helgafell í Hafnarfirði
Helgafell is a 338 m high tuff mountain that formed after a volcanic eruption under a glacier during the Ice age. The hiking rout is rather easy so it is a popular destination for those who are up for a short hike in a nice environment. It usually takes about one and a half hour to hike Helgafell, even though it isn’t a high mountain, the scenery over the capital area is quite nice.