Information about Mosfellsdalur

Mosfellsdalur extends from the Greater Reykjavík Area, leading to Þingvellir National Park.Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Stig Nygaard.

Mosfellsdalur is a valley, located approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavík. 

The valley of Mosfellsdalur is a lush and scenic lowland that, despite sitting very close to the capital, is often forgotten by the locals. The picturesque valley is the perfect countryside getaway, where travellers can enjoy golfing, horse riding, sightseeing or hiking.

Mosfellsdalur Viking Village

Additionally, a Viking Village is currently set to be constructed in Mosfellsdalur. The museum will include twenty reconstructed Viking Age buildings, as well as a farmstead, church and temple. The village will give visitors a glimpse into Iceland’s past. The project is being handled by the company Stórsaga. 

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Attractions nearby Mosfellsdalur

Laxnes

Laxnes is a farm in Mosfellsdalur Valley. Nobel author Halldor Laxness was partly brought up here and adopted the farm's name as his surname. Lax...

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Gljufrasteinn

“Whoever doesn't live in poetry cannot survive here on earth.” These are the words of the late Halldór Kiljan Laxness, a 1955 N...

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Capital Region

The Capital Region refers to Reykjavík and its bordering towns. It holds well over half of the country’s population, in spite of taking...

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Varmá

Photo from: Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour Varmá ('Warm River') is a small river located just near the town ...

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Mosfellsbær

Mosfellsbær, colloquially known as “The Green Town”, is a town in southwest Iceland, 15 minutes drive away from the island’s c...

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Hafravatn

Hafravatn is a small and charming lake just outside the capital limits, with the town Mosfellsbaer on its northern side.  The lake is located 76...

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Úlfarsfell

Ulfarsfell is a small mountain, around 296 meters high, located south of Mosfellsbaer, a town located around 12 km from Iceland’s capital of Rey...

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Esjan

The mountain Esja, often called Esjan, is situated in Kjalarnes in the south-west corner of Iceland. Only 10 kilometres from the city of Reykjav&ia...

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Þerneyjarsund

Þerneyjarsund is a large channel of water between the islands Þerney and Gunnuey.  Þerney island is found in Ko...

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Skalafell

Photo From: Skíðasvæðin - Bláfjöll & Skálafell Facebook.  Skálafell is a volcanic mounta...

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Móskarðshnjúkar

Móskarðshnjúkar is a mountain and popular hiking route, situated in the south-west corner of Iceland next to Mt. Esja.  The mo...

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Lundey

  Lundey ('Puffin Island') is a small uninhabited island off the western coast of Reykjavik. It is a haven for seabirds. The island is ...

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Hólmsheiði

Hólmsheiði is a prison just outside of Reykjavík, known for its long-term rehabilitation facilities for women, as well as its reputa...

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Rauðhólar

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: TommyZ The Rauðhólar ("The Red Hills") is what is left of a group of pseudocraters on the s...

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Viðey

From the Skarfabakki pier at Sundahofn harbour in Reykjavik (around 5 km from the center) you can take a ferry to Videy island in Kollafjordur bay. V...

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Árbæjarsafn

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Ymblanter. Árbæjarsafn is an open-air museum in Reykjavík dedicated to providing guests...

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Hengill

  The area of the impressive volcanic mountain Hengill is a geothermal site and a source of energy for the south of Iceland. Two power stations...

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Elliðaá

  Ellidaa is a river inside the Reykjavik area. Its source are two smaller rivers in the Blafjoll mountain range and the Hengill area that flow ...

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Elliðavatn

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Axel Kristinsson.  Elliðavatn is a lake within the greater capital area of Reykjavík in...

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Laugardalur

  Laugardalur valley is an area  in Reykjavik. Among its attractions are the remains of the old washing pools - from which the valley ...

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Tours near Mosfellsdalur

Snorkelling Silfra & Horseback Riding Tour

Combine snorkelling and horse-riding on this action-packed day tour. This excursion should not......

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Mosfellsbaer Walking Tour | Visit Like a Local

Take a serene walk with a local around the beautiful Mosfellsbær town, in the stunning nature of......

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Snorkelling Silfra & Lava Caving Day Tour

Explore the hidden wonders of Iceland with this snorkelling and lava caving combination tour.......

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Mountain Fishing Adventure

Join this exciting day tour combining mountain fishing, hiking and a boat trip, culminating in a......

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Diving Silfra & Horseback Riding Tour

Pack two activities into one day with this scuba diving and horse-riding combination tour. Those......

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Dive Silfra Fissure & Visit a Lava Cave | Day Tour

Plumb the depths of Iceland’s hidden underwater and underground worlds, with this combo tour of......

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