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Leggjabrjótur

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Distance
9.85 mi
Elevation gain
1,640 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
1,913 ft
Max elevation
1,642 ft
TrailRank 
31
Min elevation
144 ft
Trail type
One Way
Time
3 hours 48 minutes
Coordinates
847
Uploaded
January 13, 2008
Recorded
April 2005
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1,642 ft
144 ft
9.85 mi

near Þingvellir, IS.03 (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

Leggjabrjótur ("Breakleg Pass") connected the western part of Iceland with the site of the early Parliament at Þingvellir. The name is said to reflect the likelihood of horses (not men) breaking their legs on the rough trail. I have often hiked this path but was once lucky enough to find (marginally!) sufficient snow there to be able to do it on cross-country skis. Please note that the path I took differs a little from the hiking path.

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