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Hjorleifshofoi, Vik

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Hjörleifshöfði (Icelandic: [ˈçœrˌleifsˌhœvðɪ]) is a 221 m (725 ft)-high inselberg in southern Iceland. It consists of palagonite. The mountain is located on the Mýrdalssandur outwash plain about 15 km (9.3 mi) east of Vík í Mýrdal, and was an island in the Atlantic Ocean.
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  • Amazing hike, but there isn’t a ton of information. Head out to the site & park. There will be a landmark sign by the highway, as well as one about a mile or so in, off to the left. This will start... 
    Amazing hike, but there isn’t a ton of information. Head out to the site & park. There will be a landmark sign by the highway, as well as one about a mile or so in, off to the left. This will start...  more »
  • What a scenery. Try to drive all round this big cape and visit the beautiful caves. You must also drive down to the coastline to get the power from the sea. 
    What a scenery. Try to drive all round this big cape and visit the beautiful caves. You must also drive down to the coastline to get the power from the sea.  more »
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  • This place was fantastic. We were recommended to do this hike by a couple we ran into earlier in our trip. It took us an hour and a half to do, but we are the stop and take picture type. We could see Vik from the top, and the rock formations off the coast of Vik also. While the grave was neat, the old turf farmstead cool, the best part was the view and remoteness. My favorite hike I think. We got to see a bunch of sheep up close. Glad their poo doesn't smell as bad as my dogs since i stepped in some. Also it is extremely windy. We did the counter clockwise way, and that worked pretty well. You will really enjoy this hike, guaranteed!
  • Great hike up and amazing views! The sign says go clockwise but the first part of the trail is pretty intense Go up counter clockwise and back down the same way for an easier hike

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