The Cairn (sunwatch)

Hiking Tour From Ögur


A hiking trip up the mountain above Ögur to see the cairns and contemplate their purpose.

Departure from the parking lot by Ögurnes and hiking upp Ögurháls to the mountain above Ögur. On our way we pass three cairns, the last one called Gvendar-altar, named after Guðmundur the good, a bishop who blessed various parts of Iceland in his time. It is customary to throw three stones at the altar. From this point there is a great view over Ísafjarðardjúp.

At the top of the mountain there is a cairn which is a part of the old giant solar-watch of Ögurvík and it shows when the time is 6 PM. Inside the cairn you will find a guestbook where hikers can sign their names. From the cairn we hike back to Ögur.

From Ögur travelers can either walk back or be transferred to their cars in Ögurnes.

Season: 1/6 - 30/9 2017
Departure: on request
Tour length: 3 Hours
Minimum: 2.participants 
Price: 7.250 ISK per person
Free for 15 years old and younger