Distance: 16-17 kilometres. Route: from above Brúnastaðir – Héðinsfjarðardalur – Uxaskarð – Ámárdalur – Ámá – Héðinsfjarðará – Héðinsfjarðarvatn – Vík.
Maximum elevation: 710 metres. Hiking time: 7-9 hours.

Hike starts at Brúnastaðir south of Lambanesás ridge and the course is set directly to Uxaskarð pass through the Héðinsfjarðardalur valley. It is quite a steep hike up to the pass and when you arrive there, the Almenningshnakki mountain can be seen towering to the north-west (929 m – the highest mountain in Siglufjörður fjord), and to the south-east you see the peak of Efri-Ámárhyrna mountain and directly to the south the majestic Grænuvallahnjúkur mountain. The way is steep down to the upper foothills of Ámárdalur valley, where you walk along an uneven gravel plain without vegetation until you reach the bank of Ámá river. There the Ámá river cascades into a gorge and forms several small waterfalls on the steep and grassy mountain side. Next follow the meadows of Héðinsfjarðardalur valley and you follow the river for the last stretch down to the lake and from there east from the lake to Vík. In the heyday of the Hólastóll bishopric in ancient times, the bull calves of the bishopric were usually herded along this route in the springtime for their summer pastures in Héðinsfjörður, to the annoyance of the small farmers.