Mt Dyrfjoll (1136 m) marks the northernmost boundaries of the so-called Eastfjords. The name means the “Gate Mountains” and the gate is really very prominent from different directions. This mountainous area is a part of the oldest parts of the country (the eastern basaltic area), which dates back about 16 million years.
The area around Mt Dyrfjoll, especially to the south and east, is very popular among hikers, who enjoy beautiful and colourful surroundings. It takes some serious mountaineering to conquer the highest peak of Mt Dyrfjoll.
Photo Credit: Visit East Iceland