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Hiking in Hrafnfjordur

Region: Westfjords
Coordinates: 66.254951° N 22.09796° W
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Difficulty: easy
Length: km
Elevation: m
Highest Point: m


A hiking trail across the Skorarheidi Moorland to the Furufiord Bay lies along the river, which was called River Gygjarsporsa in the Book of Settlements. Just north of the river is a 214 m high, rocky hillock called Gygjarsporshamar, which is considered the larges trading post of the elves in the Westfiord Area. It is a small town with a church and all around are several elf farms. Always, when the steam vessels from the Asgeir Trading Company arrived from Copenhagen in Hrafnsfiord, the elf vessels followed.

The hiking trail to Bolungarvik in the Hornstrandir Area lies through the valley. This route is not properly marked and those who are not thoroughly familiar with the surroundings should not attempt the trip unless the weather is fine.

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