In footsteps of the KOYLI’s – hike

In footsteps of the KOYLI’s – hike to Búðarárfoss

walking – hike – history


Hike up along the river Búðará, up to the waterfall Búðarárfoss and return to Wartime Museum.

Before they set off, there was a rumor amongst the boys that they were going to be stationed in Bermuda. Alas, Reyðarfjörður is a far cry from Bermuda, but for the next years, the soldiers made it their home. This tour combines hiking and exploring the nature of Reyðarfjörður with delving into the history of the town. We tell the story of the young men from the United Kingdom who battled the harsh conditions and struggled to settle in, in a land both foreign and strange.

KOYLI stands for the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. On the 20th of January 1942, they set out on a training mission that resulted in the largest number of casualties that the British forces ever suffered while stationed in Iceland.

Itinerary: This hiking tour starts by the shopping mall Molinn in downtown Reyðarfjörður. From there we hike up along the river Búðará and past the Wartime Museum and up to the waterfall Búðarárfoss. We hike up and past the waterfall. From there we return to Wartime Museum that we will spend about 30 minutes. 

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All year upon request

Approximately 2 hours
Minimum in tour
8 adults or minimum fee
Guide and entrance to the Wartime Museum in Reyðarfjörður
What to bring
Clothing that suits weather conditions on the day and shoes suitable for hiking

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Meeting point


Meeting point
Molinn shopping mall
Hafnargata 2
730 Reyðarfjörður


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