Geysir Off The Beaten Path

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    Walk to Haukadalur

    by travelfrosch Updated Apr 4, 2008

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    A nice diversion is to walk down the gravel path to Haukadalur. While this entire area is technically the "Hawk Valley," the specific area I'm talking about is a nature preserve about a 2 km (1.5 mile) walk down a gravel path. In this area, you'll find a bird sanctuary, a church, and some pretty impressive views. When you get to the church, wander out through its old cemetery and ponder the views there.

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    Hike to Bjarnarfell

    by travelfrosch Written Jun 26, 2007

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    Just off from the hot spring complex is a hill known as Bjarnarfell. If you follow the path up the hill, you can get to the top in about 30 minutes. From there, you can get excellent views of the Geysir area, as well as surrounding valleys. If you have time (which you won't normally on the "Golden Circle" day tours), it is very much worthwhile to climb up here if the weather is dry.

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