Mount Esja dominates the skyline from Reykjavik and is seen as the most popular area for outdoor recreation around Reykjavik. Mount Esju is popular with daytrippers , and it is here where you can find many kiking trails . Mount Esja (914m) is part of a volcanic mountain range .
The trails are clearly marked based on their difficulty rating, so there is trail for every level of fitness and capability.
The most popular trail in the park is the trail up Dverfellshorn, which stands 770m tall. The area is also the playground for the annual Mount Esja Ultra (http://mtesjaultra.is/) where the racers have to run a 7km loop 11 times.
The views on a clear day are just fabulous.