Dalalei­ - trail

Distance: 5-6 kilometres. Route: Horse stables south of Siglufj÷r­ur town ľ Skjaldarbringur mountains ľ Dalaskar­ pass ľ Langihryggur ridge ľ main road 76 at DalabŠr municipality.
Maximum elevation: 520 metres. Hiking time: 4-5 hours.

The hike starts at the Siglufj÷rdur town stables and is walked following the marker posts all the way. The first stretch lies up over a ridge between two distinct ravines. Above that, between Snˇkur to the south and the end of Hafnarfjall to the north, the route goes along the Skjaldarbringur mountains as you follow an overgrown horse trail. Shortly before you reach Dalaskar­ pass, you will be able to spot the Styrbjarnardys cairn. To the south-west from Dalaskar­ pass, the Illvi­rishnj˙kar peaks rise high (the highest one is 895 m) and to the west is Mßnßrvik inlet, a dell to the west of Mßnßrdalur valley and above that is the westernmost Illvi­rishnj˙kur peak, with Vikshnj˙kur peak farther north. North of it is Stˇraskßl basin and to the north of that are Skßlarhnj˙kur peak and Mßnßrfjall mountain. North of Dalaskar­ pass are the Leirdalir area and north of these is Hafnarhyrna mountain and further to the north is the mountain Dalaseti. From a cairn in the middle of the Dalaskar­ pass, you follow the marker posts down towards the Langahryggur ridge, which rises above its surroundings like a brick-layered road, and is easy to hike along all the way. At Ne­ri-Br˙nir, the trail swings to the north below the Lambadalir hollow and Skollaskßlarhnj˙kur peak ľ you have now reached the Messug÷tur trail. To the south-west, you now see the majestic mountains rise above the landscape, those that were mentioned earlier from the Dalaskar­ pass, and the most prominent among them is the Litlihnj˙kur peak. Along the Messug÷tur trail, the Dalamenn inhabitants rode to church at Hvanneyri in Siglufj÷r­ur. Along this trail you then continue at an angle down towards the main road above the abandoned farm DalabŠr.

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