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Hallormsstadur Forestry Reserve

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Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
+354 470 0755
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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 25 November 2017
DGN57
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Wisconsin
Good hiking trails

Iceland is not know for forest's but this tree laden area is a nice exception, and if you are... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
jsthouston
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Houston, texas, USA
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Reviewed 25 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
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Reviewed 29 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

Thank jsthouston
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Reviewed 12 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

1  Thank BiggerPassportPlease
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Reviewed 21 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
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Reviewed 5 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

Thank jonabj
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Reviewed 7 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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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Yes, and quite a beautiful one. Huge effort has been made to bring trees back to Iceland. This one is the biggest and was started over a century ago. Many possibilities for beautiful walks.

Thank Valhildur
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Iceland has taken steps to bring the trees back and if you love nature visit Hallormsstadur. I did an ATV tour and there is something about a forest that makes life's problems go away. There are no mosquitoes in Iceland.

Thank Tim K
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

It is said that if you get lost in a Icelandic forest the only thing you have to do is to stand up. This does not apply to Hallormsstadur. Here you can camp. A short distance from Egilsstadir.

Thank Sæmundur G
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

There aren't a lot of trees in Iceland! This was a nice forest for a pre-dinner walk. There are walks of lots of different lengths (we found a map in Egilsstadir info centre). We only did a couple of kilometres, but it was lovely and...More

1  Thank Pip M
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