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Sandfell in Fljótsdalshérað

Impressive looking rhyolite mountain

Hiking Difficult

10 km
929 m
929 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
120 m
High Point
1 km
Sandfell in Fljótsdalshérað Map

Sandfell is an impressive looking rhyolite mountain in the shape of a ridge and reminds one of a tent because of it’s even slopes which are mostly free of cliffs and by it’s two darker peaks. To climb, walk the trail close to Stóra-Sandfell farm towards a fence then turn and walk up along it, then upwards by the trail on the northern ridge straight to the top which reaches 1157 m.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between May and September


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike