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Borgarfjörður Valley Access Road

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An easy but scenic ride into the wide open Borgarfjörður valley that gives access to other trails in the area.


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4.5

Miles

7.2

KM

Doubletrack

185' 57 m

High

36' 11 m

Low

189' 58 m

Up

39' 12 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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Need to Know

This road is shared by cars and sheep, although you're much more likely to encounter the latter than the former.

Description

This trail follows the paved and gravel road into the Borgarfjörður valley. It starts by the town's main road as route 946, southbound out of town.

After coming out of town (over the sheep gate), the trail is on a paved road and very gently slopes up. As you pass a hill on your right after the dip the trail turns into a gravel road. As you go further and further into the valley, the views really open up, with the Dyrfjöll mountains coming into view in the west as well as the hidden rhyolite valleys to the east.

This road keeps going after the Mr. Sandman trailhead, passing over the mountains to the deserted inlet Húsavík and the deserted fjord Loðmundarfjörður.

Contacts

Local Club: Fjord Bikes

Shared By:

Fjord Bikes

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  3.0 from 1 vote

#8

in Viknaslodir

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#8

in Viknaslodir

#8

in Iceland

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Lookung up to mt. Dyrfjöll
Jul 22, 2019 near Borgarf…, IS
Riding into the Borgarfjörður valley
Jul 22, 2019 near Borgarf…, IS
Mt. Staðarfjall in the afternoon sun
Jul 22, 2019 near Borgarf…, IS
Coming back into town over the sheep gate.
Jul 22, 2019 near Borgarf…, IS

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