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Hallormsstadur Forestry Reserve

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'Proper' woodland in Iceland!

Hallormsstadur is said to be Iceland's largest woodland, and it certainly does have impressive... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Martin G
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Kendal
There are trees on Iceland

The Reserve does have the oldest trees, and a variety of species. A nice place for a walk. We did... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
DGN57
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

There are many paths u can walk in this forrest, and find small waterfalls, great views or just more trees ;) The oldest part of the forrest has a small trail that basically goes in circle and takes about 1-2 hours walking but for me,...More

Thank Elis P
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We hiked the forest and it was just lovely. The day was bright and sunny and warm and very uncrowded. The river running through the forest was beautiful and we stopped along the way to shed some of our clothing due to the high temperature...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 26 July 2018

If you want to take a hike in a real forest in Iceland, this is the only opportunity you'll get. Very clean forest with a nice trail. Just remember to start at the parking lot and go away from the forest, the trail will lead...More

Thank Geert V
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Hallormsstadur is said to be Iceland's largest woodland, and it certainly does have impressive areas of native birch forest. There are also a lot of planted conifers, but if you pick the right route you can see mature birch trees that may be how Iceland...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The Reserve does have the oldest trees, and a variety of species. A nice place for a walk. We did not have enough time to explore as much as I would have liked.

Thank DGN57
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Iceland is not know for forest's but this tree laden area is a nice exception, and if you are traveling clock wise around the ring road a sharp contrast from the lunar like terrain you passed through the previous day or two. Green with nice...More

2  Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 13 July 2017

There are many trails for walking/hiking in this area. Pick up a map with listings and descriptions. We hiked the Orange Trail - Sellaekur Waterfalls. It was gorgeous. Part of it is along a creek with waterfalls and part is through a forest of trees...More

4  Thank BiggerPassportPlease
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is one of the most beautyful places in Iceland very lovely and differs from the fiords below like the shire of the above used to call the fiords. But the fiords have a diffrent beauty and is worth exploring as well. There are other...More

Thank B. K
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Hallormsstaðaskógur (Hallormsstaður Forest) is one of my favourite places in Iceland to wander and explore to my heart's content. There are a few camping areas available to be used, and they are all lovely (although we had trouble finding staff to pay for our night...More

3  Thank Jóna J
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We found the Forestry Reserve to be a peaceful little part of Iceland, far removed from many of the sites more overrun with tourists. While it's certainly similar to many of the forest and lakes you'll find in eastern Canada or the north-eastern United States,...More

1  Thank NorthernWanderlust
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