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This picturesque mountain in the western part of Iceland has been smoothed on the top by a glacier during the last Ice Age, when it was surrounded with water. It offers hikers a fantastic view across Faxafloi Bay, sweeping from Reykjanes to Snæfellsjökull Glacier, with fjords, valleys, mountains and the sea all being included in the views.
The mountain is based close to Akranes and is easy to ascend from the Akranes Water Works car park. Akrafjall is a half-hour drive from Reykjavik, and is suitable to time-limited hikers, with the hike taking between two and five hours. The mountain has two main summits which are divided by the valley Berjadalur, both the summits can be seen from Akranes. The north summit sits at 643 metres high, whilst the south summit (the more popular of the two) is a little shorter at 553 metres high.
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