N65°17.102-W14°17.887) // 4 hrs
Vestdalsvatn is one of Egilsstaðir’s Pearls, which refers to 30 stunning hiking trails in the region surrounding Egilsstaðir. A great trail for hiking which involves crossing Vestdalsheiði mountain range, from Hérað to Seyðisfjörður. Vestdalsheiði heath used to be a frequently travelled road. People walked along Gilsá river, across the heath, and into Vestdalurvalley.
A good choice involves starting the walk to Vestdalsvatn lake by the reservoir at Heiðarvatn lake (N65° 14,394- W14°10,253) in Fjarðarheiðiheath and head north. This is a nice walk in rolling hills. When you get to Vestdalsvatn you can choose between three routes if you don´t want to take the same route back.
Down Vestdalur by a staked trail to Seyðisfjörður; down Gilsárdalur valley down towards Gilsárteigur farm (north of Eiðar in Fljótsdalshérað) or go west of Bjólfur mountain down to Stafdalur valley. The cylinder with the visitors’ log book and stamp is where Gilsá river runs out from the lake. You will need to cross the river if you choose to walk from Fjarðarheiði.

See brochure with map here.