An easy hike, but this is a mountain with a great view. Turn off highway 54 to the north onto a gravel road. Continue uphill to a stop marked Park on map. Leave car here. Hike uphill, first through some low cliffs of Tertiary basalt lavas, then onto the lower plateau, with scattered outcrops of tillite and basaltic tuff (móberg). As you ascend the second slope, you will see scattered pieces of brownish sandstone and siltstone, and then come to outcrops of the sediment higher up (marked Fossil on the map). Here there are leaf impressions in the silty sediment and occasional mollusc shell fossils. This sediment is just over one million years of age and marks a period when this area was submerged to below sea level. It is related to similar sediments in Kirkjufell mountain to the east and Búlandshöfði to the west.
Continue up the cliff above. There is a relatively easy climb up a short gully, until you reach the high plateau. You have now climbed up through several basalt lava flows that were erupted during an interglacial of the last ice age. Note the high content of large plagioclase phenocrysts in the basalts. The top plateau is relatively flat. Continue to the northwest, until you get to the cliff edge. Here you have a great view over the ocean, and over the peninsula of Krossnes with its lighthouse. Spectacular view to the east of Kirkjufell mountain. Also to the east, down below on the coast, you will see houses that are part of the Kvíabryggja prison, one of two main prisons in Iceland. This is the so-called white-collar prison of Iceland, for low-risk inmates. Recently the formed director of Kvíabryggja prison became one of the inmates, because of embezzlement of the prison´s funds. Notice the lack of a fence around this prison.