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Glerhallavík, Northwest Iceland

Nature walk to this beautiful cove

Hiking Moderate

3.2 km
86 m
86 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
6 m
High Point
38 m
Glerhallavík, Northwest Iceland Map

Gangan hefst við gistiheimilið Reykir, gengið er að Glerhallavík og aftur til baka. Ekið er að Reykjum á Reykjaströnd, farið ofan túns og eyðibýlis ofan í Sandvík, en síðan gengið undir bökkunum út í Glerhallavík. Gönguleiðin er að hluta stórgrýtt fjara svo vanda þarf skófatnað. Tilvalið að fara í Grettislaug eftir gönguna og njóta. Steinataka er með öllu óheimil.


English: Glerhallavík (Chalcedony Cove) is a small cove on the western coast of Skagafjörður in northern Iceland that gets its name from the pebbles of milky and green-flecked chalcedony that litter the beach. It is a protected nature area and picking chalcedony is forbidden. The trail starts near the Guesthouse Reykir on Reykjaströnd, which can be reached by car. Walk past the farm remnants down to Sandvík and Glerhallavík coves. There are patches of coarse beach gravel along the way, so make sure to bring suitable footwear.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and September


  • Picturesque
  • Water features

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