Mt Esja

Hiking in Hvalfjörður

On the southern side of Hvalfjörður you’ll find dramatic Mt Esja (914m), a great spot for wilderness hiking. The most popular trail to the summit begins at Esjustofa Hiking Center (with a cafe), just north of Mosfellsbær. There are several routes up the mountain, but most people hike 2.8km to the viewpoint at Steinn. The trail gets much more technical after that.

To reach the trailhead by bus, take bus 15 from Reykjavík towards Mosfellsbær, get off in Háholt and change to bus 57 to the Esjustofa Hiking Centre.