Welcome to Hallormsstaðaskógur
One of Iceland’s largest forests, 740-hectare Hallormsstaðaskógur (www.skogur.is) is king of the woods and venerated by the arboreally challenged nation. Although it's small by most countries’ standards, it’s a leafy reprieve after the stark, bare mountainsides to the north and south of Egilsstaðir. Common species include native dwarf birch and mountain ash, as well as 80 tree species gathered from around the world.
The forest is a popular recreation area, with marked trails and footpaths.