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Askja Trail / Öskjuvegur

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Distance
63.87 mi
Elevation gain
6,985 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
7,238 ft
Max elevation
4,314 ft
TrailRank 
52
Min elevation
1,298 ft
Trail type
One Way
Coordinates
8275
Uploaded
August 25, 2021
Recorded
August 2021
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4,314 ft
1,298 ft
63.87 mi

near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

Askja Trail / Öskjuvegur - 5 days

1) Herðubreiðarlindir/Þorsteinsskáli hut to Bræðrafell hut.
Distance: 19 km, time: 6 hrs.
2): From Bræðrafell to Dreki hut.
Distance:21 km, time: 7 hrs.
3) From Dreki across the Askja caldera to Dyngjufell hut.
Distance:26 km, time:10 hrs.
4:) From Dyngjufell to Botni hut.
Distance: 21 km, time: 6 hrs.
5) From Botni to Svartárkot-farm.
Distance: 15 km, time: 4.30 hrs.
Attention !!!!
All streams between Þorsteinsskáli hut and Botni hut are temporary/seasonal - from melted snow.

Waypoints

PictographRiver Altitude 1,736 ft
Photo ofstream

stream

PictographRiver Altitude 2,077 ft
Photo ofstream

stream

PictographCar park Altitude 2,224 ft
Photo ofparking

parking

PictographMountain hut Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofBræðrafell (FI ) Photo ofBræðrafell (FI ) Photo ofBræðrafell (FI )

Bræðrafell (FI )

https://www.ffa.is/is/skalar/allir-skalar/braedrafell

PictographPhoto Altitude 2,280 ft
Photo ofinteresting rock formations

interesting rock formations

PictographMountain hut Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofDreki hut FI Photo ofDreki hut FI Photo ofDreki hut FI

Dreki hut FI

https://www.ffa.is/is/skalar/allir-skalar/dreki

PictographPanorama Altitude 4,295 ft
Photo oflake view

lake view

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,855 ft
Photo ofgeothermal area Photo ofgeothermal area Photo ofgeothermal area

geothermal area

PictographMonument Altitude 3,619 ft
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monument

PictographCar park Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofparking

parking

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,573 ft
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sign

end of the hard walk on the lava field (from the parking lot). From now on, it is much easier, along the edge of a lava field, often on snow.

PictographMountain pass Altitude 4,186 ft
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pass

PictographRiver Altitude 0 ft
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river

PictographRiver Altitude 2,631 ft
Photo offord Photo offord Photo offord

ford

PictographRiver Altitude 2,129 ft
Photo offord

ford

PictographMountain hut Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofDyngjufell hut FI Photo ofDyngjufell hut FI Photo ofDyngjufell hut FI

Dyngjufell hut FI

PictographMountain hut Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofBotni hut FI Photo ofBotni hut FI Photo ofBotni hut FI

Botni hut FI

https://www.ffa.is/is/skalar/allir-skalar/botni

PictographFountain Altitude 1,453 ft
Photo ofWells Photo ofWells Photo ofWells

Wells

wells at Suðurárbotnar

PictographRuins Altitude 1,434 ft
Photo ofBotnakofi Photo ofBotnakofi Photo ofBotnakofi

Botnakofi

the remains of an old shepherds' hut

Photo ofStóraflesja Photo ofStóraflesja Photo ofStóraflesja

Stóraflesja

PictographBridge Altitude 0 ft
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Bridge

PictographPhoto Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofSvartárkot farm Photo ofSvartárkot farm Photo ofSvartárkot farm

Svartárkot farm

PictographMountain hut Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofHerðubreiðarlindir - Þorsteinsskáli FI Photo ofHerðubreiðarlindir - Þorsteinsskáli FI

Herðubreiðarlindir - Þorsteinsskáli FI

https://www.ffa.is/is/skalar/allir-skalar/herdubreidarlindir-thorsteinsskali

Photo ofVíti Nature Bath Photo ofVíti Nature Bath Photo ofVíti Nature Bath

Víti Nature Bath

Víti Nature Bath

PictographWaterfall Altitude 0 ft

Drekagil

Drekagil

PictographLake Altitude 0 ft
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Öskjuvatn

PictographSummit Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofHerðubreið Photo ofHerðubreið Photo ofHerðubreið

Herðubreið

Herðubreið

PictographSummit Altitude 0 ft

Kollóttadyngja

Kollóttadyngja

PictographSummit Altitude 0 ft
Photo ofBræðrafell

Bræðrafell

Bræðrafell

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