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Hiking Haven

A journey through untouched nature

You don’t have to travel far to experience wild Icelandic nature. Visit Hiking Haven, the “Central Park” of Reykjavík. It’s easy to get there by bus. Just take the number 5 from Hlemmur down to the Bugða residential area and you’re there.

Get ready for the diverse landscapes and unbelievable lava formations of Heiðmörk Nature Reserve and the surrounding area. Enjoy hiking on the many excellent trails. Go fishing in one of the area’s three lakes. Go horseback riding and try the tölt, the famous gait of the Icelandic horse. Walk among the 26 species of trees and spot some of the 60 species of wild birds. Witness the geological wonders of the Búrfell crater. Watch the northern lights away from the city lights. For an easy mountain hike, walk up Mt. Helgafell and enjoy the view. You can experience the diversity of Icelandic nature all within the capital region.