Go off the beaten path on this moderately easy hike around Þríhyrningur and its incredible, historic landscape. Camp out overnight at the foot of the mountain and share your favorite stories from the day as you sit around the campfire. Explore the stunning Þórsmörk valley, see remote farmsteads, and discover the Vikings' former hiding spots.

Highlights

  • View stunning landscapes from atop Þríhyrningur
  • Cook dinner over a campfire while watching the sunset over ancient Viking lands
  • Explore the area from Þríhyrningur mountain to Þórsmörk on a bike

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Þríhyrningur hike and overnight camping Camp
Day 2 Þórsmörk; bike trek  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Þríhyrningur Hike and Camping

Vatnsdalur area waterfall
Waterfall in Vatnsdalur

Meet your guide at the Midgard Base Camp in Hvolsvöllur and check your hiking gear to make sure you have everything you need before driving to your hike's starting point in Vatnsdalur. Trek through southwestern Iceland towards Þríhyrningur (Thríhyrningur), often referred to as Three Peaks Mountain.

Take in the exceptional scenery and learn about historical events that took place hundreds of years ago as depicted in the 13th-century Icelandic epic, Njáls saga. Have a rest and enjoy expansive views of the surrounding area from your vantage point on Þríhyrningur. Traverse the ridge and descend the mountain carefully to lush farmland and amazing waterfalls, where you'll set up camp for the night.

Distance: 3.2 miles 
Duration: 3 hours
Elevation gain: 1,350 feet

Day 2: Explore Þórsmörk and Bike to Hvolsvöllur

Exploring the area around Þríhyrningur 

Start your morning with coffee brewed over a fire and continue to explore your surroundings before breaking down your tents. Seek out fascinating man-made caves, nearby canyons, and lava fields. When ready, hop on your bicycle and travel to Þórsmörk before returning to Base Camp at Hvolsvöllur. Relax in the rooftop hot tub and sauna, and enjoy a refreshing beer. 

Distance: 3 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Biking distance: 8.2 miles