mountain ridge serves as a nice background of the ice free
part of the National Park and the white world of ice behind
it. The ridge is horse shoe shaped half way around an old
crater, which opens up towards the west. Its highest peak
(1126m) is an excellent spot for panoramic views on a fine
day, but utmost care has to be taken when walking along the
narrow ridges between the peaks.
North of them is a sheer precipice. One of the many hiking
trails from the camping grounds gradually ascends the
southeastern slopes through the gully Hrutagil to Sjonarnipa
with its fine views on a fine day. From there the trail
continues to the 650 m point and then along the slopes to
the 706 m point. This would be the point of return for those
who do not want to conquer the peaks.
The descent passes the 610 point on the way to Sjonarsker, where one has to decide
to turn left to the Svartifoss waterfall and back to the
camping grounds or continue down the road all the way to the
alluvial plain below. This hike takes 5½-7 hours.