Borgarfjordur - Brunavik
Brunavik Pass (400m)
2 hours. 4,5 kilometres.
Rather a light hike, but somewhat steep in places
downhill to the cove. The trail is prominent and old, and leads
through grassy patches and gravel areas. In earlier times this
was the main path to Brunavik.
The starting point is the TV-transmitter on top of the
cliff Hamar. This route offers excellent views over the
2. Borgarfjordur - Brunavik
across pass Hofstrandarskard (321m)
3 hours. 7,3 kilometres
A light hike on a rough jeep track across the pass, and grassy and wet
areas closer to the cove.
The starting point is Holahorn on the main road at
beach Hofstrandarsandur. A part of the trail is a very rough jeep track. A very colourful
rhyolite gully, Helgargil, to the left.
On the other side of the pass, it is possible to take
a shortcut following the brook on the left hand side of the track,
which continues to gully Brotagil, where the trail splits. The
left trail continues to the cove and the right trail to pass
Suluskard. Be careful in the boggy area down by the cove, and
some of the markers might not be where you expect them, because they
sometimes get eaten by the horses.