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About Maelifell, Reykjavik

Mount Mælifell, also called as Measure-Hill, is a volcano located in Southern Iceland. Mælifell stands 200 meters above its surroundings and it is a composite cone volcano formed by volcanic eruptions underneath the Myrdalsjökull glacier. Mælifell has surfaced ca 10,000 years ago as glaciers receded after the last ice age. Mount Mælifell is reachable only by a 4WD vehicle. It is on the southern Fjallabak road next to the glacier Mýrdalsjökull. The road is usually wet and sometimes completely flooded, making the volcano only accessible from July to the beginning of October.


Overview of Maelifell

Walking past the city of Reykjavik, you will come across Maelifell. Maelifell is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors.

Important attractions of the city include Gullfoss Waterfall, Hallgrimskirkja, National Museum Of Iceland, Sun Voyager Sculpture and Reykjadalur Hot Springs. You can also discover other things to do in Reykjavik on TripHobo.

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Gulfoss and Geysir Express Half-Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Take an afternoon tour from Reykjavik to experience geysers, waterfalls and some of the most exciting natural phenomena Iceland has to offer. In just six hours you'll visit the country's best known historical sites and natural wonders perfect if your time in Iceland is limited.

Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik
View Deal Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik 299 Reviews | Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes From USD 78.67/person

This grand Golden Circle tour takes you to the most popular sights where you can experience the three highlights of the South West of Iceland: Geysir, Gulfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park. Plus you will visit the volcanic crater lake Kerið.

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik
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Set off in search of minke whales, humpbacks and more on this whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik. Pull on a pair of provided coveralls and then stay on the lookout for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins and whales as you cut through the still waters of Faxaflói Bay. Throughout your cruise, listen to the knowledgeable guide’s insightful commentary, and have your camera ready to capture Reykjavik’s native marine life in the wild. Choose from a 3.5-hour cruise or an express 2.5-hour high-speed boat version — perfect if you’re short on time.

Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik
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See the northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, from a comfortable boat on this unique cruise from Reykjavik. Leave Iceland’s coast to experience this natural phenomenon far away from the city lights. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you learn about the myths and scientific phenomena of the lights from your expert local guide.

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  • Mount Mælifell is a wonderful place with a marvellous view all around it. the now inactive volcano is left standing by itself surrounded by sandy land and many small streams. I highly suggest a visit to this wonderful land mark which I believe would be the nicest place with the best view in all of Iceland.

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