Rauðshaugur (N65°12.77-W14°23.01) // 3 – 4 hrs.
Rauðshaugur is one of Egilsstaðir’s Pearls, which refers to 30 stunning hiking trails in the region surrounding Egilsstaðir. Rauðshaugur is a rock or a hill protruding from the farm Höfði and is visible from a far from many places in the regions. From the top one has a stunning view of the region. According to legend it is the burial heap of farmer Rauður or Ásrauður in the sagas and from there two similar heaps can be located, the burial heap Bessahaugur in Fljótsdalur and the heap Ormarshaugur in Fell. Legends has it that Rauður was buried with all his belonginsand fortune.
Legend has it that some people tried to dig out his wealth. They all gave up because they all had the vision of the farm Ketilsstaðir burning.
There is a sign at the beginning of the hiking trail on Fagridalur road. (N65°14 -W14°21.156)

See brochure with map here.