Hiking Esjan Range, Iceland

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Hiking Esjan Range, Iceland Oct 02, 2010
Esjan is a mountain range located in the northern part of reykjavik, the capital. Although not part of reykjavik itself and not over than 1000 meters high, it can be seen from the city.

hiking esjan range is a great way to introduce oneself into the geography and landscape of iceland. Here in the range, it is volcanic in origin, treeless and the only vegetation to be found are mosses and lichens which pretty much composed iceland itself and it is very near to rekyjavik.

it is very easy hike with paths already shaped up. All you need is a pair of trekking shoes/boots (so it can have a better grip on the moisty rocks) one can start by taking a bus from rekyjavik to a gas station at the foot of mt. Esja (there are lots of mountains in the this mountain range: mosfell, grímannsfell, helgafell and úlfarsfell of which mt. Esja is the highest) or from the small town of mosfellsbær at the outskirts of rekyjavik and start at mosfellsdalur which will lead you to the inner part of the mountain range.

i really recommend this hike, because it is one of the hike that you dont need to pay for a guide to do and it cost free to do this because hiking in iceland with tour guides can be quite expensive!
me = poser lol
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mt. esja in the distance!
the path towards the inner part of…
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