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Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

Hnífsdalur offers quite a variety of Hiking trails. The two easiest being Eyrarhlíð to Ísafjörður and Óshlíð to Bolungarvík. The more difficult ones are Heiðarskarð, near Reiðhjalli power plant, to Bolungarvík and Þjófaskarð to the cross country ski-area in Ísafjörður. 

We advise all tourists that plan to hike in the Westfjords to either go to the Tourist Information Offices to get information about the hikes or to get the hiking-map of the Westfjords Tourist Association. You can get the map in every Information Office in the Westfjords.


Reiðhjalli is situated in Syðridalur in Bolungarvík. from the end of the road in the bottom of the valley there is a slightly worse road that climbs up the hill from the Hydro-powerplant. If the road is hiked it leads you to the Reiðhjalli reservoir. The view from the area is stunning. As an addition to the hike you can take a sneak peak off the cliffs down to Súgandafjörður or even hike down Hnífsdalur valley.

Westfjords of Iceland

Towns & Villages

The sparsely populated Westfjords region is home to more towns and villages than you might imagine – and each has its own unique atmosphere and attractions.
Get to know more about them here. 

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