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View from the Þverfellshorn peak towards Mosfellsbær and Reykjavík
Þverfellshorn is located in Iceland
Location in Iceland
Highest point
Elevation 840 m (2,760 ft)
Coordinates 64°13′55″N 21°42′40″W / 64.23194°N 21.71111°W / 64.23194; -21.71111Coordinates: 64°13′55″N 21°42′40″W / 64.23194°N 21.71111°W / 64.23194; -21.71111
Location Capital Region, Iceland
Parent range Esjan
Easiest route Hike

Þverfellshorn is a peak in the Esjan mountains of Capital Region (Greater Reykjavík) in southwestern Iceland. It is located roughly 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) by air northeast of Reykjavík. It is one of the most visited peaks in Iceland, attracting hikers for its scenic views.[1] Its elevation range is 820 metres (2,690 ft) - 840 metres (2,760 ft). The car park at the foot of the mountain is known as "Mógilsá".


  1. ^ Appleton, Jane Victoria; Lisa Gail Shannen (16 December 2010). Frommer's Iceland. John Wiley & Sons. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-119-99443-5. Retrieved 1 February 2013.