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Esjan, Reykjavik

4.6
#106 of 170 in Outdoors in Reykjavik
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  • Beautiful Hike done in September 2020. It was freezing cold though as it was 4 degrees, but sunny. Wind was 28km/h in Reykjavik and it was very windy up on the mountain. Difficulty: hard Length...  more »
  • On a sunny day I went up on Mount Esja. At the start there is an information bord and all the paths are clearly marked. The most popular hike is the one to “Steinn” (nr 5). I read about the less...  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery! Made it to Mt. Steinn and it was so gratifying! Non-stop gorgeous views the entire hike. We went on one of the first days that the northern winds started coming across Reykjavík & it made it very difficult. 40 mph winds, but we talked to locals at the top and this was not common at all. Made it even more gratifying! Stunning & would do it again!
  • Trail not very well marked and heavily overgrown in places. We attempted the Tan Trail, hiking counter clockwise but due to the poor trail markers (missing or not put in) we got lost and had to turn back. First time in over 30 yrs, hiking in many countries and this is the first time we got lost and couldn’t finish the hike. I would recommend getting a GPS with the trail uploaded or getting a guide book. You can’t rely on the trail markers to save your life. The Icelanders need to take trail marking lessons from the Swiss or Americans. Really a disappointing hike to say the least.
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