Esjan - Things To Do in Reykjavik - LikeALocal Guide

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Why locals love it

Esjan is Reykjavik's friendly neighbor - giant watching over the city. The mountain is a popular destinations for athletes, dog owners and even families. The view from the top is astonishing and worth all the effort.

Why you should visit it

It's a great way to see the city from a different perspective. The route is heavily marked and can be even crowded during weekends. It's around 780 meters high to the viewpoint and it can take around 1,5 to 2 hours to get there.

Special tip

Important is to dress according to weather and conditions.

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Traveling to Iceland mid March. Is this safe to hike in winter?
February 5, 2018
How to get to this place? Is it accessible by public transport?
February 19, 2017
It's accessible by public transport. Plan your journey at - and "Esja" is your destination.
Local Guru
February 19, 2017
It takes about 1 and half hour walking up Esjan. It's not that difficult and the path is easy. Be careful over the winter though, just recently there was a snow flood and a local person died.
Daníel Daníelsson
February 13, 2017
Can this be done in Fall or is it more of a summer activity?
September 29, 2016

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