Most hikers take day hikes into the range – there are around 30 marked day hikes in the area – using Borgarfjörður Eystri as their base.

Multi-day hikes are possible from Borgarfjörður Eystri, but these head to the coastal inlets, not the Dyrfjöll range, and utilise the hikers' huts there.


Bring hiking snacks and supplies from the small supermarket in Borgarfjörður Eystri, or (more reliably) from larger stores in Egilsstaðir.