is an ideal stopover for travellers in the Borgarfjordur
lava field, and mountainous surroundings are
unique. The 3600 years old lava field is vegetated with mosses, lichens,
berries, willow and birch
and there are a few hiking trails through this rugged and impressive
landscape. Rhyolite intrusion, the
Mt. Baula, is very conspicuous in the
background. According to the legend, there is a pond containing a
wishing stone on top of it. The larger of the two main craters and
Mt. Baula are well worth climbing on a fine day.
The lava field and the craters are a nature reserve. Those, who stay at
the hotel overnight, might consider the possibility of buying a fishing
permit for the beautiful lake
Hredavatn nearby. If you are headed north, you have
Holtavorduheidi (407m; current camera view) ahead of you and should
take a look at the weather and road conditions before crossing.
The distance from the capital by the Whale Bay tunnel is 117 km.
North Iceland 58 km
via Brattabrekka 48 km. <
Borgarnes 32 km.
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