Mountain Borough

Health and recreation with a touch of history 

With outdoor activities as its greatest attraction, get ready for a journey of beautiful hikes in diverse landscapes, historic sites, wool shopping and more, all within the Mountain Borough area.

Enjoy the hiking paths that lie from the seashore to the mountains. Walk or run up one or more of the seven peaks surrounding the area. Learn about the life and works of Nobel Prize laureate Halldór Laxness at his former home Gljúfrasteinn, which is now a museum. Take the lovely hiking paths that lie from the museum to the historic Mosfellskirkja church. Go horse riding. Visit the interesting artistic community of Álafosskvos, where they sell handmade arts, crafts and knives; and the Álafoss store, which has been offering handmade wool products at reasonable prices since 1896. Take the kids to Hraðastaðir, a fun petting zoo with Icelandic farm animals. And don’t forget to visit Lágafellslaug, a family-friendly thermal pool with three water slides, various jacuzzis, a sauna, steam bath and more.