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Heiðaskarð and Hestskarð from Korpudal HI Hostel

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Distance
13.45 mi
Elevation gain
2,631 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
2,631 ft
Max elevation
2,262 ft
TrailRank 
55
Min elevation
-587 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
7 hours 7 minutes
Coordinates
424
Uploaded
September 30, 2017
Recorded
September 2017
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2,262 ft
-587 ft
13.45 mi

near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)

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Itinerary description

Amazing hike around the mountain "Hestur". The hike goes up "Korpudalur" valley through the old trade route "Álftarfjarðarheiði". At the top the trail goes behind "Hestur" mountain, through the opening "Hestsskarð" and down "Hestdalur" valley.

Along the trip are spectacular rock formations and waterfalls.

Waypoints

PictographPhoto Altitude 233 ft
Photo ofKorpudalur Hi Hostel

Korpudalur Hi Hostel

PictographPhoto Altitude 253 ft
Photo ofThe old road

The old road

PictographPhoto Altitude 238 ft
Photo ofTrail to Efstaból

Trail to Efstaból

PictographPhoto Altitude 239 ft
Photo ofStart of trail over Álftarfjardarheiði, through Heiðaskarð

Start of trail over Álftarfjardarheiði, through Heiðaskarð

PictographPhoto Altitude 291 ft
Photo ofFollow the river

Follow the river

PictographPhoto Altitude 368 ft
Photo ofBridge over Þverá

Bridge over Þverá

PictographPhoto Altitude 392 ft
Photo ofStick on the way

Stick on the way

PictographPhoto Altitude 560 ft
Photo ofView of the waterfall

View of the waterfall

PictographPhoto Altitude 988 ft
Photo ofBeautifull small streams

Beautifull small streams

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,411 ft
Photo ofBig waterfall

Big waterfall

Go closer to the waterfall and check out the troll pots!!!

PictographPhoto Altitude 2,030 ft
Photo ofDivided landmark stone

Divided landmark stone

PictographPhoto Altitude 2,034 ft
Photo ofStick leads the way

Stick leads the way

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,773 ft
Photo ofOld trail over Heiðaskarð

Old trail over Heiðaskarð

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,891 ft
Photo ofOld trail up the clifs

Old trail up the clifs

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,961 ft
Photo ofMore of the trail up the clifs

More of the trail up the clifs

PictographPhoto Altitude 2,014 ft
Photo ofView down Korpudalur

View down Korpudalur

PictographPhoto Altitude 2,079 ft
Photo ofView down to Álftafjörður

View down to Álftafjörður

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,751 ft
Photo ofStacked stones landmark

Stacked stones landmark

There is a book inside it to sign your name :D

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,475 ft
Photo ofView at Hestskarð

View at Hestskarð

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,462 ft
Photo ofFlaky rock

Flaky rock

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,522 ft
Photo ofRocky terrain on the way to Hestskarð

Rocky terrain on the way to Hestskarð

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,541 ft
Photo ofBeautiful colored moss

Beautiful colored moss

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,745 ft
Photo ofHestskarð

Hestskarð

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,590 ft
Photo ofView down Hestdalur.

View down Hestdalur.

Go down close to the mountain Hestur on the right side...

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,350 ft
Photo ofMore moss and view at Manntababrekkur

More moss and view at Manntababrekkur

PictographPhoto Altitude 980 ft
Photo ofGras and ponds

Gras and ponds

PictographPhoto Altitude 869 ft
Photo ofMoss and krow berries

Moss and krow berries

PictographPhoto Altitude 860 ft
Photo ofRocky terrain on the way down

Rocky terrain on the way down

PictographPhoto Altitude 513 ft
Photo ofFollow the water

Follow the water

PictographPhoto Altitude 546 ft
Photo ofThe waterfall Rjúkandi (Blowing)

The waterfall Rjúkandi (Blowing)

PictographPhoto Altitude 484 ft
Photo ofRjúkandi close up

Rjúkandi close up

PictographPhoto Altitude 420 ft
Photo ofWater canyon

Water canyon

PictographPhoto Altitude 378 ft
Photo ofRed iron colors in the canyon

Red iron colors in the canyon

PictographPhoto Altitude 378 ft
Photo ofSmall waterfall

Small waterfall

PictographPhoto Altitude 288 ft
Photo ofBeautifull autumn colors of the flowers

Beautifull autumn colors of the flowers

PictographPhoto Altitude 260 ft
Photo ofView of the canyon

View of the canyon

PictographPhoto Altitude 126 ft
Photo ofGras fields in Hestdalur

Gras fields in Hestdalur

PictographPhoto Altitude 91 ft
Photo ofRiver down

River down

PictographPhoto Altitude -184 ft
Photo ofBeautiful rocks in the canyon

Beautiful rocks in the canyon

PictographPhoto Altitude -231 ft
Photo ofView up stream

View up stream

PictographPhoto Altitude -304 ft
Photo ofHestá river in autumn colors

Hestá river in autumn colors

PictographPhoto Altitude -487 ft
Photo ofHestdalur lowlands

Hestdalur lowlands

PictographPhoto Altitude -586 ft
Photo ofGreen fields

Green fields

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