West

Vatnshorn native birchwoods

(30 km SE of Borgarnes, partly difficult road)
The tallest growing natural birchwoods in West-Iceland with old and tall (for Iceland) birch trees in dense woodland.

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Icelandic Forest Research

(At Mógilsá, 21 km from Reykjavík Centre)
Around the research station you will find a mixed forest with various species. A number of interesting hiking trails linked to the trails of the Esja mountain area.

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Norðtunga Forest

(40 km NE of Borgarnes, road 522)
Nice mixed forests in Borgarfjörður with native birchwoods and planted conifers. Dwindling remnants of native birchwoods were protected in 1928-1929. Some of the old birch trees have grown considerably tall for West-Iceland birch since the protection.

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Selskógur Forest

(Camping, 20 km SE of Borgarnes, road 520)
Pleasant camping in birch shrubs near the beautiful Skorradalsvatn Lake. Fields with young sitka spruce and Norway spruce. Nearby are the Stálpastaðir Forest and Vatnshorn Native Birchwoods.

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