Borgarfjordur – Brunavik pass Hofstrandarskard (321m)

Region: East Iceland
Coordinates: 65.5254828° N 13.6815808° W
Hiking time: 3 hours
Difficulty: easy
Length: 7.3km. km
Elevation: m
Highest Point: 320 m

This trail takes you from Borgarfjordur to Brunavik across pass Hofstrandarskard (321m).  The hike takes approximately 3 hours along a 7,3 kilometres long trail. This is a light hike on a rough jeep track across the pass, and grassy and wet areas closer to the cove.

The starting point is Holahorn on the main road at beach Hofstrandarsandur. A part of the trail is a very rough jeep track. A very colourful rhyolite gully, Helgargil, to the left.

On the other side of the pass, it is possible to take a shortcut following the brook on the left hand side of the track, which continues to gully Brotagil, where the trail splits. The left trail continues to the cove and the right trail to pass Suluskard. Be careful in the boggy area down by the cove, and some of the markers might not be where you expect them, because they sometimes get eaten by the horses.

Photo Credit: Visit East Iceland

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