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A relaxed but beautiful hike!

We were staying in Blonduos for a night as we traveled the Ring Road, and we found Hrutey to be a... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Amy M
Windy and cold in March

There was still plenty of snow on the ground but that didn’t stop me from walking around the entire... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Hrutey Island worths an hour walk when staying in Blondous. At July, which is usually the most touristic season in Iceland, we were alone on the Island. Once you cross the bridge, the walking paths are very nice, we have seen all kinds of mushrooms...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank R P
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We were staying in Blonduos for a night as we traveled the Ring Road, and we found Hrutey to be a wonderful surprise hike! It wasn't too strenuous, but it was beautiful and was still good exercise. There are several paths that you can see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

we did this walk in the evening. Easy walk. Water-resistant shoes are recommended. The bridge was a bit frightening

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful short hike, little muddy and cold at the end of march but worth it, in a walking distance of the the modern church of the town.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

There was still plenty of snow on the ground but that didn’t stop me from walking around the entire island. There was some green Douglas Firs that was awesome to see.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kellfu
Reviewed October 14, 2017

We hiked around the whole island in about 40 min. It's very nice and we were lucky with the weather. Bring good shoes, some of the paths are slippery.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Steven C
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Nice and easy nature hike with views of the river. The trails were not marked, but it’s a small island and unlikely to get lost. It was nice to stop off and exercise the legs a bit without a ton of effort. This is an...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

It appears that hardly anyone is aware of this feature in Blonduos. It took a leisurely hour to walk around. Access is across a skinny bridge (only 2 people at a time) just before the N1 petrol station.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were driving from Akureyri to Reykjavik and happened to stop here to stretch our legs. This ended up being a lovely, low effort hike that parents and kids both enjoyed. It's located on Route 1 as you enter Blonduos, across from Efstrabraut. There's a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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