Mt. Hengill area

The area around the volcanic Mt. Hengill is an ideal place to enjoy outdoor activities. Many interesting paths, covering a total of 125 km, have been marked there by the Reykjavík District Heating Company, which harnesses hot water for the capital’s central heating in the geothermal fields. There are car parks and information posters with maps where the walks start. Paths vary greatly in difficulty, so hikers must get the necessary information before setting off. Walks start at the car parks located in the following places:

A map of the Hengill area has been published, as well a book describing the topography, geology and hiking paths.

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