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Drive from hotel
Þríhyrningur is a mountain nearby Hotel Rangá that offers hikers an amazing view of the south coast. The mountain towers over its surroundings and has three distinct peaks. In fact, the word Þríhyrningur actually means triangle in Icelandic. The hike to the top of Þríhyrningur takes about 3 hours for experienced hikers. It is a steep but straightforward trail with easy to spot trail markers. However, the trail can be covered with loose rocks during dry conditions, so be sure to take care and wear proper hiking shoes. You can also book a guided tour up the mountain by contacting the Hotel Rangá reception .
FAQ about Mt. Þríhyrningur
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It is believed that the mountain was formed during a volcanic eruption under a glacier about 12,000 years ago.
No, Þríhyrningur has been extinct for thousands of years.
Yes, it is possible to hike to the top of Mt. Þríhyrningur. There is a well-marked trail all the way to the top. It is important to remember that the weather in Iceland can change quite rapidly. Be sure to wear proper clothing and hiking shoes before your hike up Þríhyrningur.
Distances from Mt. Þríhyrningur
It takes 30 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to the bottom of Þríhyrningur. There is a parking area and an informational sign indicating the start of the trail.
It takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to Þríhyrningur.