4. Brunavik - Breidavik
via pass Suluskard
Rather an easy walk. The estuary of river
Brunavikura has to be forded before the trail continues over grassy and
gravel patches. Then mt. pass Suluskard has to be crossed (359m) and
The sandy beach of the Brunavik cove and the rhyolite
cliffs further up the shoreline are considered as special natural
phenomena. A walk along the beach is worthwhile. Then the
trail continues along a brook runnin through the middle of the beach.
An easy connecting trail between trails 2 and 4. It passes through
vegetated and gravel patches. Near gully Brotagil is a pedestrian
bridge across river Brunavikura.
1-4. Borgarfjordur - Breidavik
via passes Brunavikurskard
6-7 hours. 14 kilometres.
See descriptions of trails 1-4..
5. Pass Suluskard -
Rather a strenuous walk through rough screes along cove Hvalvik and steep,
grassy slope descent, slippery when wet, to headland Glettingsnes.
In the first half of the 20th century, poles and steel wire were placed as
support for hikers up the gully Gja. The poles are still there, but
the wire is gone. This route requires physical fitness and hikers,
who do not suffer from vertigo.
6. Þrandarhryggur - Kjolsvik
via pass Kjolsvikurskard
Rather an easy walk on gravel and vegetated land. It starts branches
off trail 3 on ridge Þrandarhryggur, and continues across pass
Kjolsvikurskard (425m) to the old farmstead. The ascent of the pass
is steep, but the descent is gradual toward the cove.
The crossroads are on the gravel patch Kjolsvikurmelar. From there
hikers make their way across Hallid (the steep slope) to Hauhlaup (the
high leaps) and Laguhlaup (the low leaps). The old Kjolsvik farm
hides down by the sea at the foot of the steep screes of mt. Glettingur.
A walk down to the coast from the farmstead is worthwhile. From
there you can see the lighthouse on headland Glettingsnes. In
earlier times, it was possible to walk from there at low tide all the way
to the lighthouse, but nowadays rock slides and the sea close the way.
6a. Kjolsvik - Kjolsvikurvarp
This is a connecting trail from route 6 to cove Kjolsvik.
Parts of the slopes are very steep, but the sheep paths there are pretty
Sometimes hikers, who spend two nights in Breidavik walk to the north
across mt. Glettingur to cove Kjolsvik. This is the easiest route
back from cove Kjolsvik to Breidavik.
Hikers, who want to climb mt. Glettingskollur, find it
easiest from route 4 from Kjolsvikurvarp, down Svardamelur, straight up
across Hauhlaup to pass Vididalsskard and up the cliffs outside the pass.
On their way back, some chose the ridge to the right of valley
Glettingsdalur, where there is a safe sheep path all the way down the
steep slope. The route to the top of mt. Glettingur is not marked,
but the view from up there is excellent on a fine day.