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Hiking Trails

In Norðurfjörður area there are a lot of possibilities if you are seeking hiking trails. There are plenty of beautiful mountains for everyone. This list of possible hiking trails is never going to cover all the trails that you can find, but it can give you ideas for a chance on hiking.

Reykjaneshyrna mountain is perfect for hiking. The mountain looks beautiful, It's not that high but it gives you magnificent views from Drangaskörð in the north, the whole Húnaflói bay and then the Árneshreppur municipality.

Runkugil og Rjúkandifoss in Ófeigsfjörður is a nice hiking path. You can walk to both places or you can go to either one. Runkugil is a ravine with beautiful rows of basalt columns. Rjúkandifoss is a nice looking waterfall.

There is a nice circle trail that you can take from Norðurfjörður. You should follow the road to Munaðarnes but keep on going towards Krossneslaug. There is perfect to go for a swim in one of the most famous swimming pools in Iceland. After the swim there is a short, easy walk towards Norðurfjörður. 

Þórðarhellir is a nice cave in Reykjanesyrna. It's situated under a high cliff and it can get quite difficult to get into the cave. The legend speaks that the cave is a hideout for outlaws. 

These hiking trails are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hiking in the area. Talk to the inhabitants, Ask for information in the information center or simply buy the Inndjúp/Strandir hiking map from the Tourism Association of the Westfjords, which you can get in every information office in the Westfjords.

Drangaskord

One of the most impressive and least-talked-about natural features in all ofIceland, Drangaskörð are a series of seven rocky peaks jutting out into the sea in the Árneshreppur municipality. Like a jawful of jagged teeth, the peninsula emanates from Skarðafjall mountain and into the water. Named after ghosts, the rugged rocks project spooky shadows which have been capturing imaginations for a thousand years.

Reykjaneshyrna

Reykjaneshyrna is a beautiful mountain situated between Ingólfsfjörður and Norðurfjörður. The mountain looks beautiful and stands alone where the fjord starts to scar the land. It's not that high but it gives you magnificent views of Drangaskörð in the north, the whole Húnaflói bay and then the Árneshreppur municipality. Þórðarhellir is a nice cave in Reykjanesyrna. It's situated under a high cliff and it can get quite difficult to get into the cave. The legend speaks that the cave is a hideout for outlaws.

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