Moon-like hiking on Mt Helgafell in the Reykjavik area.
Come and enjoy hiking on Mt Helgafell, the sacred town mountain of Hafnarfjörður. We start the hiking from the parking walking for 15-20 minutes through moon-like landscape all the way to the mountain and then we start hiking up the mountain. The hike is steep at times. On top of the mountain we walk around and sign the guest book before we head down again.
Mt Helgafell is situated on the boundaries of the two tectonic plates, Nort-American and Eurasian tectonic plates which drift apart in Iceland. Optional to join the Blue Lagoon at extra price after the hike. The hike is also ideal as a combination of two tours, e. g. city sightseeing or Untamed Nature tour.
This tour is suitable for people of all ages, families, individuals or groups of all sizes. You don't need any knowledge or experience in hiking to be able to partake in this tour but please wear sturdy hiking shoes. You can borrow hiking poles from the guide. Pick-up and drop-off is included in the tour price.
We pick you up at your hotel at around 9am or at other times if you want to. We drive for 20-30 minutes to the mountain, park the car, get some nice natural water and then we hike over the lava to the mountain. It takes us 15-25 minutes to get to the mountain and then we start hiking up the mountain. We take breaks as needed on the way and listen to stories and information from the guide. At the top we have some refreshments and write our names in the guest book before we head down again.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We pick you up at your hotel.
End location: We return you to your hotel or to the centre of town Hafnarfjörður. From there it is very easy (takes only 10-15 minutes) to take a bus or a taxi to Reykjavik.
Duration: 3 hours
If the weather is bad or difficult conditions on the mountain then the tour can take between 3 and 4 hours.
Pick-up at your hotel in centre of Reykjavik. When leaving the parking we'll be walking for 15-20 minutes across the lava field to the mountain until we start hiking uphill. When down again we'll be walking back to the car for the trip back to the hotel. Please notice that there are no bathrooms close to or on the mountain.
Pick-up at hotel and drive back to your hotel, guidance, refreshments and a certificate that you have finished the hiking. You can borrow hiking sticks.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 ISK - In case you need something or would like to buy something.
Eventual refreshments for the trip or after the tour.
If you need to take your wheelchair or other special equipment with you then I might need to rent a special vehicle. Please let me know about this at the beginning of our communications.
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The area and mountain are interesting and a short ride from Reykjavik. The walk over lava fields provides unique scenery. One note of caution, however, and that is the hike may be very easy for seasoned hikers, but for casual tourists I would rate it as moderate in difficulty as the mountain climb is somewhat steep.