Reykjavik Panoramic Hike

Hiking Mount Esja, Reykjavik’s favorite mountain Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible Height: 851 m. Terrain: Relatively steep ascend up a good

Reykjavik Panoramic Hike

Hiking Mount Esja, Reykjavik’s favorite mountain
Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible
Height: 851 m.
Terrain: Relatively steep ascend up a good walking path. At the top you will have to climb a little to reach the summit. Stopping below the summit also offers great views over Reykjavik and it surroundings.
Average ascend time: 2-3 hours.
Total average trip time: 4-5 hours.
Height gain: ~800 meter

Hike the Mt. Esja and witness an unsurpassed panoramic view of Reykjavík and its surroundings. Mt. Esja is 914 meters high and the ascent is a relatively easy, approximately 90 minute hike. Walking on a good path from sea level by the Kollafjörður fjord until standing on the top where you can look into the mouth of Hvalfjörður fjord. With hot chocolate in your hand you can also sneak a peak at the Snæfellsjökull glacier (Jule Verne´s gate to the center of the earth) and the intimidating North Atlantic Sea.

Details

Distance from Reykjavik: 25 km.
Duration of trip: 4-5 hours.
Available: All year round (depending on weather).
Minimum: 4 pax.
Maximum: 25 pax.
Age limit: 12 years.
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants. Good hiking shoes are vital!
Includes: Hot chocolate.
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