Mt. Dyrfjöll Hiking | Day tour

Walk amongst the clouds with this intrepid hiking tour up one of the points of pride of East Iceland, the mighty Dyrfjöll Mountains. This tour is perfect for thrill seekers, amateur mountaineers and nature enthusiasts.

The Dyrfjöll mountain range (literally translated to “Door Mountains”) rise to an altitude of 1136 m, located between the Héraðssandur plains and Borgarfjörður Eystri. The mountain range derives its name from the enormous gap - or ‘door’ - naturally carved into the mountainside. It is one of many factors why mystical Icelanders claim the mountain is home to the Elf Queen of Iceland. The only way to know for sure is to climb the mountain yourself.

You will be transferred from your accommodation to the base camp of the mountain, where your knowledgeable and friendly guide will eagerly provide you with all of the necessary hiking gear (ie; crampons, hiking poles, etc).

Your guide will also give you a safety briefing on how to navigate yourself during the tour. Beware that the mountains are a plethora of untouched mossy expanse, with trails that are often made up of loose gravel. Make sure to bring some excellent hiking boots!

Throughout your hike, you will witness some incredible panoramas of the surrounding scenery; saw-toothed mountains, rolling farmlands and carving rivers surround the mountain, making it an excellent perspective from which to take photographs. Don’t forget your camera!

At the end of your hike, you will take a short drive to the seaside spa of Blábjörg. Here, you will relax your tired muscles in the luxurious warm pools, all the while enjoying sweeping views of the Borgarfjörður Fjord. After a sufficient relaxation period, you will be transferred back to your accommodation.

So don’t miss your chance to hike the famous Dyrfjöll mountains and you too can experience the adventure and majesty of East Iceland’s most cherished mountain. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Dyrfjöll
Pickup information:
    If you need to be picked up outside of Egilsstaðir please advice, additional charge may apply.
    • Transfer.

    • English speaking guide.

    • Use of crampons and hiking poles if needed.

    • Food and drinks.

    What to bring:
    • Good hiking shoes.

    • Warm clothes.

    • Rain gear.

    • Small backpack.

    • Lunch and drinks.

    Good to know:

    ● Reservation is necessary at least 48 hours in advance.

    ● If you need pick up service to your hotel please advice when you reserve the tour.

    ● If you need to be picked up outside of Egilsstaðir please advice, additional charge may apply.

    ● Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour.

    ● Departure dates may vary depending on weather and road conditions.

    ● For group offers or tailor made options please send us a request.

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