Axlarhyrna

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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Mt Axlarhyrna is a majestic mountain, located at the entrance of Snæfellsnes National Park. It features grey and red scree slopes with a dramatic rock cliff at the top that stretches for a few hundred meters, giving the mountain a perilous appearance. Axlarhyrna stands 433 meters above the famous Hótel Búðir. Due to the colourful slopes, the mountain appears to adopt new hues in different lighting conditions. The mountain also has a unique history in Icelandic folklore as Axlar-Björn, Iceland’s only known serial killer, lived on a farm at the foot of the mountain 500 years ago.

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Accessibility

There are lots of hotel options around this area. Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of Iceland’s most visited tourist places with all the services you might need for your production. Famous Hótel Búðir is only 3 kilometres away. The nearest hospital is in Stykkishólmur, 70 kilometres away.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

There are lots of hotel options around this area. Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of Iceland’s most visited tourist places with all the services you might need for your production. Famous Hótel Búðir is only 3 kilometres away. The nearest hospital is in Stykkishólmur, 70 kilometres away.
Accommodation
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
Parking
< 30 km
Restaurants
< 30 km
Shopping
< 30 km

Permits

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The area is owned by the government.
Shooting permits are issued by the local government

Basecamp and facilities

Best place for a basecamp would be at Hótel Búðir 2 kilometers away from the mountain, that is also the most prominent viewpoint for the mountain. On the main road by electric grid shed, just beneath its slopes, is a small area that could be used for offloading or a tech base. There are no facilities at this location and phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

The hike up the mountain is hard and dangerous due to the scree slopes. The ground is unstable and steep, composed of rock fragments and sand.

Visitors

The mountain is a low tourist attraction. Visitors tend to stop by the road to take in the scenery or take a picture of the breathtaking landscape from Hótel Búðir close by.

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