The geology of legends
Hike to a mythmaking landmark
Elevation gain: 500 m
Skill & fitness level: Easy. All levels.
Start point / end point: Parking lot at Fremri-Ásgardsá by Leppistungnaleid.
Distance covered: 6.2 km each way
Total ascent: 500 m
Highlights: Grjóthalda, Kerlingartindur, Kerling, and Fremri-Ásgardsá.
River ford crossings: None
Lodging: Highland Base, Leppistungur, Fosslækur
Skeljafell mountain is the target of this simple hike which includes Kerling—the legendary basalt landmark for which Kerlingarfjöll is named.
What to bring
Warm clothes and socks, wind- and waterproof jacket, sturdy boots, gloves, buff, hat, and sunglasses. Water, snacks, and a light lunch.
Don't embark on a solo summer hike without first consulting our safety checklist.