Old farm at the edge of the world

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

353

m

456

m

15

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

One leaves from the Húsavík hut (65°23.68-13°44.12), walking on the mountain slopes till nearing the coast and crossing over Álftavíkureggjar ridge, where the choice is between a single-width trail or a narrow, steep cleft (65°23.45-13°40.15) to descend into a shallow valley above Álftavík.

Going over the ridge is not for those afraid of heights, and the continuation to the inlet ruins (65°23.00- 13°39.54) is also a rather steep drop of 350 m.

Álftavík farm was abandoned in 1904.

This trail is unmarked and can be extremely treacherous in foggy conditions.

Attempt only with a GPS track or a capable guide.