Ulfarsfell from Vesturlandsvegur


Estimated net time 1-1½ hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (August 2013).
Parking Room for many cars at trail head car park.
Start height 55 metres
Vertical metres 295 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 3.9 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Ulfarsfell trail head by Vesturlandsvegur.
  Last part of route to Ulfarsfell.


From Reykjavik centre drive east along the coast and then south, on road 41 ("Sæbraut"). Turn right onto road 1 after approximately 6 km, and then fork left on road 1n (north) after another 3.2 km. Drive 2.3 km and through a round about, and then turn right in the next round about after another 1.9 km. Follow this gravel road 100 metres and park on the car park on the left hand side of the road.

Start your hike by following the path directly uphill. Follow the path left after 70 metres, then turn right in the path junction after another 110 metres, and then turn left in path junction after another 60 metres. Follow the path, which is marked by orange poles, south and south-east. Then east and north-east as the path starts to climb. When the terrain gets flatter below a small top, and the path fades away, turn right and head up to the pile of stones and large pole. From here continue east on a mountain road and follow this road to a little below the summit. From here a steep path short-cuts the last few metres to the summit.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



05. August 2013

We had been touring the south-west of Iceland this Monday and after having come back to the hotel, and with much improved weather, I decided to go for a short hike before food. Ulfarsfell turned out to be a nice hike, and also obviously popular amongst the locals.

Photos 05.08.2013