Esjan - Things To Do in Reykjavik - LikeALocal Guide

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.

Have a comment or question?


How to get to this place? Is it accessible by public transport?
Amer traveller February 19, 2017
It's accessible by public transport. Plan your journey at - and "Esja" is your destination.
Jonas 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 local February 13, 2017
Can this be done in Fall or is it more of a summer activity?
James traveller September 29, 2016

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