Grænafell

A friendly, sheltered area beneath the shrubcovered slopes of Mt. Grænafell, just west of the town Reyðarfjörður. An easy, marked hiking path leads onto the mountain from Fagridalur valley and there is also a magnificent hiking path along the beautiful Geithúsaá river ravine. Large boulders in the shrubbery could be mistaken for elf domiciles but are in fact deposits left by avalanches and landslides from the mountain. For decades, students had a tradition of planting their own trees on the slopes of Mt. Grænafell, as witnessed by the tall evergreens found in the area. Mt. Grænafell was previously a gathering place for the residents of Reyðarfjörður, and the site of their sports tournaments. It is currently the most popular walking and hiking area for residents of the town.






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