Fodor's Expert Review Mt. Esja
One of Reykjavík’s most recognizable landmarks, Mt. Esja (pronounced eh-shyuh) stars in just about every promotional shot or picture postcard of the city. It holds a special place in the hearts of locals, who often take a day trip there to ramble along its network of winding trails. However great it looks from the city, the view from the top of this mountain—not actually a single mountain but a range of many peaks—is even better. Information on transport and trails is available at the tourist information center on Aðalstræti 2 or from Esjustofa, the visitor center and café located at the base of the mountain.