Ëlafsfjar­arskar­

Distance: 15-16 kilometres. Route: Ůverß ľ KvÝabekkjardalur ľ Ëlafsfjar­arskar­ ľ Ëlafsfjar­ardalur ľ Br˙nasta­ir in the Fljˇt area.
Maximum elevation: 740 metres. Hiking time: 6-7 hours.

Ëlafsfjar­arskar­ pass is located in the mountain range between Ëlafsfj÷r­ur and the Fljˇt area. The route from Ëlafsfj÷r­ur lies from the abandoned farm Ůverß through KvÝabekkjardalur valley and you hike along a path that was recently cleared. At Ůverß farm, there is building work ongoing on a summer-house area and drilling for hot water has been carried out. KvÝabekkjardalur valley is well-vegetated and in earlier times there were many small farms there and you can still see the form of several ruins. Soon after you get up to the valley, you can see the pass, which is 740 metres above sea level. The mountains on both sides reach a height of about 900 metres. The route is very easily passable into the valley. This used to be the postal route from Ëlafsfj÷r­ur to the Fljˇt area and was much travelled. The inner part of the KvÝabekkjardalur is called Skar­sdalur valley. The slope up to the pass is quite steep. H˙ngilsdalur valley, a grassy valley, leads to the south-west from KvÝabekkjardalur valley and there is a relatively easy passable route by horse up to the Vermundarsta­ahyrna peak. When standing in the pass, you get a good view down to Ëlafsfjar­ardalur valley, the Fljˇt area, lake Miklavatn and the Ketilßs community centre. The walk is easy down the valley. There is a very short distance from the pass over to HÚ­insfj÷r­ur fjord through the Sandskar­ pass, which used to be a well-travelled route between the Fljˇt area, HÚ­insfj÷r­ur fjord and Ëlafsfj÷r­ur (see Botnalei­ route). The route goes down the valley south of Ëlafsfjar­arß river and it must be forded.





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