A mountain and a movie star

A mountain and a movie star

Verified local

A mountain and a movie star


Hike on mount Hafnarfjall in west Iceland – it´s a mountain and a movie star. This amazing picture is by KJ Photography.

I watch it every day out of my window in Borgarnes when I drive past it on my way to the capital Reykjavík. 

I also climb it on a sunny day in the summer and admire the endless view from the top. Many people climb all seven peaks. The highest one is 844 m but the mountain has several hiking trails.  

I take a short  walk up to it´s hills when I need to clear my head and get some fresh air. My mountain is always there, beautiful and respectable. It has stood here for a several thousand years, and is a part of an extinguished central volcano which is about four million years old. It is mostly made of basalt. 

It sure has seen a couple of things!  It´s newest role was to take part in the movie The secret life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller. So now my mountain is a movie star like  many other beautiful mountains in Iceland. It´s endless diversity and beauty raises the good in people. I´m like a proud mother or a big sister. This is my mountain, it´s on my doorstep. Welcome to Hafnarfjall.

Link to appstore phone
Install Iceland’s biggest travel app

Download Iceland’s biggest travel marketplace to your phone to manage your entire trip in one place

Scan this QR code with your phone camera and press the link that appears to add Iceland’s biggest travel marketplace into your pocket. Enter your phone number or email address to receive an SMS or email with the download link.