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Hallormsstadur Forestry Reserve

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Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
+354 470 0755
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Wilderness Hike in Eastern Iceland from Egilsstadir
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Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
+354 470 0755
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iceland is not know for forest's but this tree laden area is a nice exception, and if you are traveling clock wise around the ring road a sharp contrast from the lunar like terrain you passed through the previous day or two. Green with nice...More

Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 13 July 2017

There are many trails for walking/hiking in this area. Pick up a map with listings and descriptions. We hiked the Orange Trail - Sellaekur Waterfalls. It was gorgeous. Part of it is along a creek with waterfalls and part is through a forest of trees...More

1  Thank BiggerPassportPlease
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is one of the most beautyful places in Iceland very lovely and differs from the fiords below like the shire of the above used to call the fiords. But the fiords have a diffrent beauty and is worth exploring as well. There are other...More

Thank B. K
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Hallormsstaðaskógur (Hallormsstaður Forest) is one of my favourite places in Iceland to wander and explore to my heart's content. There are a few camping areas available to be used, and they are all lovely (although we had trouble finding staff to pay for our night...More

Thank jonabj
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We found the Forestry Reserve to be a peaceful little part of Iceland, far removed from many of the sites more overrun with tourists. While it's certainly similar to many of the forest and lakes you'll find in eastern Canada or the north-eastern United States,...More

1  Thank NorthernWanderlust
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Yes, and quite a beautiful one. Huge effort has been made to bring trees back to Iceland. This one is the biggest and was started over a century ago. Many possibilities for beautiful walks.

Thank Valhildur
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Iceland has taken steps to bring the trees back and if you love nature visit Hallormsstadur. I did an ATV tour and there is something about a forest that makes life's problems go away. There are no mosquitoes in Iceland.

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 16 June 2016

It is said that if you get lost in a Icelandic forest the only thing you have to do is to stand up. This does not apply to Hallormsstadur. Here you can camp. A short distance from Egilsstadir.

Thank Sæmundur G
Reviewed 12 June 2016

There aren't a lot of trees in Iceland! This was a nice forest for a pre-dinner walk. There are walks of lots of different lengths (we found a map in Egilsstadir info centre). We only did a couple of kilometres, but it was lovely and...More

1  Thank Pip M
Reviewed 12 June 2016

There was not much there other than a pleasant drive through the trees. We did not have time to stop and hike and did not stay at the hotel in that area.

Thank trevelord
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