Öskjuhlíd is a beautiful woodland area surrounding the Pearl - one of Reykjavík's stunning landmark buildings.

Conveniently located right in the heart of the city this gorgeous place makes for a popular quick getaway from city life, where visitors can cycle or walk along the various paths, that weave through a dense forest of pines and birch trees.

The paths around Öskjuhlíd join an extensive network of well-maintained footpaths in Reykjavík, leading through the scenic shores of Nauthólsvík and around the coastline to Seltjarnanes. Another option is to take the southeast trail to the recreational areas and valleys of Fossvogsdalur and Ellidaárdalur and on to the Heidmörk heath nature reserve.