A few years ago, a survey was conducted among Icelanders, which mountain was the most beautiful mountain. Herðubreið won, which is not surprising. A beautiful mountain that rises in the highlands north of Vatnajökull. Reykjavík’s Esjan also scored high, as did Snæfellsjökull and Öræfajökull. There are many beautiful mountains in Iceland, such as Búlandstindur at Djúpivogur, Ernir at Ísafjörður/Skutulsfjörður and Kaldbakur at Eyjafjörður. You can’t forget Rauðanúpur north on Melrakkaslétta, Hornbjarg west and north at Hornstrandir, or Sveinstindur by Langisjór. There, on a good day, you have one of the most beautiful views from a mountain top in Iceland. Here are five mountains that this journalist is very fond of, all mountains that are worth visiting, as they are each unique in their own way. Then one picture of Herðubreið, the queen of the mountains.
Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
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