Hiking treasures in Egilsstair region

  • Hiking treasures of Egilsstair region
  • Hiking treasures of Egilsstair region
  • Hiking treasures of Egilsstair region
  • Hiking treasures of Egilsstair region
  • Hiking treasures of Egilsstair region
  • Hiking treasures of Egilsstair region
  • Hiking treasures of Egilsstair region
  • Hiking treasures of Egilsstair region
  • Hiking treasures of Egilsstair region
  • Hiking treasures of Egilsstair region

Fljtsdalshra touring club has chosen 28 special locations and trails leading to hiking treasures of Egilsstair region.

Hiking Treasures in Egilsstadir Region
Hiking treasures in Egilsstair region is the name chosen for 28 carefully selected walking trails and treasured destinations in the municipalities of Fljtsdalshra and Fljtsdalshreppur. The premises of the area covers about 10% of Iceland.
The destinations are waterfalls, lakes, creeks, canyons, small caves and inlets by the sea side. Yet, most of the trails include mountain tracks and peaks with a great view.
The Local Touring Club in Fljtsdalshra has contributed most of the effort and information to this selection of hiking trails.

Hiking lottery
At each destination a tubular container or cylinder holds information on the site, a visitors log to sign and a unique stamp made for each location.
Hikers can buy specially made cards to bring along on their hike and are for stamping at each destination.
Those can be bought in numerous places such as at the Information Centre in Egilsstair, at the office of Local Touring Club in Tjarnars 8, 700 Egilsstadir or at Egilsstaastofa Visitor Center by the camping site.
That is how hikers can document their arrival to the sites, enter a lottery and possibly win rewards.
However, one must have stamps from 9 destinations to enter. Hikers can hand in or send their stamped cards to the office of the Local Touring Club or to Egilsstaastofa Visitor Center. The draw is in September each year.

Hiking Trails
The hiking trails offer a great variety in landscape and length.
Some take only an hour to hike while other walks take a whole day. Most of them are a fairly easy walks or medium level while in some instances one needs selected equipment for the more difficult walks especially in the winter.
The time estimate includes the walk towards each destination and return to starting point. The GPS co-ordinates refer to the location of the cylinder at each destination unless otherwise mentioned.

Read over the brochure here

All visitors of the Hiking Treasures in Egilsstair Region are asked to respect its delicate and precious nature when travelling in the area. According to our legislation on the reservation of nature, all people can walk across and dwell on land untouched by farming or private residence without special permit.
Do keep in mind the landowners wishes, walk along marked trails and respect farmers right regarding domestic animals and land for harvesting. Do remember to close gates and be careful with fences.
Do leave information about your planned hike, about your plan B, should problems arise, and about your approximate time of return. Try to get in touch if a change of plan occurs.
- We leave each destination as we would like to find them.
- We do not leave or bury trash
bring it with you to town.
- We do not put trash in the cylinders or stamp in the visitors logs.
- We do not light fires on undergrowth.
- We do not tear up rocks or stones, do not build rock piles.
- We do not disturb vegetation.
- We do not disturb wildlife.
- We do not spoil the ground.
- We do not disturb the stillness in the wild.
- We do not drive off-road.
- We do follow marked trails.

Tour operators

  • Fljtsdalshra Touring Club

    The Touring Club of Fljtsdalshra is a member of The Icelandic Touring Association. Every year the club organizes and offers a variety of tours and trips for its members. Scheduled information on the touring program can be found here on our website and in addition on The Icelandic Touring Associations website.

    The Touring Club of Fljtsdalshra runs and operates seven huts and lodges with sleeping accomodations, some located in the mountains and others in secluded places in the inlets and fjords south of Borgarfjrur eystri - reaching as far as Seyisfrur. The latest lodge is in Lomundar-fjrur and is run, as the ones in Breiavk and Hsavk, in close co-operation with the Touring Group in Borgarfjrur Eystri.

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700 Egilsstair
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