Almost 70 kilometers of new hiking paths will be marked outside Mosfellsbaer in Iceland’s capital region in the coming months. Information about the area will be written on signs and picnic shelters will also be established.
The Mosfellsbaer town council and the local scout union, Mosverjar, will cooperate on the project. It will be funded by the town council while the scouts will be responsible for organizing it and marking the hiking paths, visir.is reports.
The first phase of the project will be undertaken in 2009. The hiking paths are all within town limits and some lead up to mountain peaks and hilltops such as Helgafell, Mosfell, Úlfarsfell and Grímmannsfell.
Parking lots will be made at the beginning of each hiking route, footbridges will be built and a special map will be published marking different hiking paths in the region.