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The hiking path runs along Þverá river in Þverá canyon. The canyon is exceptionally beautiful as one can see colorful rock formations from an old volcano, a pleasant contrast to the otherwise dark rocks of the Smjörfjöll mountains. The birdlife in in the area is rich, especially Icelandic

There is rich birdlife in this area, especially Icelandic moorland birds. The view is magnificent over the Hofsá valley and out to sea.

The path is of medium difficulty, about two hours long and is a little bit upward.

The starting point of the walk is above the Þverá river on rd. 919.

GPS Points N65° 39' 46.295" W14° 53' 15.697"
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BergEy Ferðir
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  • Skálanesgata 4
  • 690 Vopnafjörður
  • 844-1153


Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

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