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Ingjaldssandur : Saebol - Round of Mt. Barði

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Trail stats

Distance
10.04 mi
Elevation gain
2,221 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
2,221 ft
Max elevation
1,731 ft
TrailRank 
55
Min elevation
72 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
4 hours 23 minutes
Time
7 hours one minute
Coordinates
2889
Uploaded
July 5, 2021
Recorded
July 2021
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1,731 ft
72 ft
10.04 mi

near Sæból, Vestfirðir (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

This huge, lush, remote and secluded Westfjords valley facing the Ocean, between Önundarfjörður and Dýrafjörður, is called Ingjaldssandur. It takes its name from Ingjaldur Brúnason, the settler of this area.

The rough mountain gravel road until Saebol, the village located close to the beach, is an attraction all of its own. Saebol was once home for a hundred of farming folk, it's unfortunately almost deserted nowadays.

The valley is enclosed by 2 high and steep mountains, Mt. Barði at the west and Mt. Tafla at the east.

The goal of this hike is climbing Mount Barði , admiring the beauty of the scenery at the top, and then bypassing it by south and east via the landlocked and wild Nesladur valley and finally Ingjaldssandur, to close the loop. Sadly enough, the summit was over clouds when we reached it...

Note that there is no marked trail. Moreover, descending Mount Barði towards the Nesdalur valley is complicated and difficult because the slopes are steep. You need hiking experience in mountains and walking sticks.

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 241 ft
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Waypoint

The walk starts at the entrance of the "village", close to the little church. Easy parking.

PictographDoor Altitude 117 ft
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Porte

PictographPhoto Altitude 119 ft
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Photo

PictographDoor Altitude 124 ft
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Porte

PictographWaypoint Altitude 159 ft
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Waypoint

PictographPanorama Altitude 378 ft
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Panorama

PictographPanorama Altitude 478 ft
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Panorama

PictographRiver Altitude 451 ft
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Rivière

PictographPhoto Altitude 579 ft
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Photo

PictographWaypoint Altitude 992 ft
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Waypoint

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,215 ft
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Waypoint

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,623 ft
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Waypoint

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,678 ft
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Waypoint

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,639 ft
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Photo

PictographPanorama Altitude 1,570 ft
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Panorama

PictographRisk Altitude 1,562 ft
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Risque

PictographPhoto Altitude 994 ft
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Photo

PictographPanorama Altitude 921 ft
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Panorama

PictographIntersection Altitude 870 ft
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Carrefour

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,222 ft
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Photo

PictographMountain pass Altitude 1,229 ft
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Col de montagne

PictographPanorama Altitude 517 ft
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Panorama

PictographPanorama Altitude 348 ft
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Panorama

PictographIntersection Altitude 200 ft
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Carrefour

PictographPanorama Altitude 168 ft
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Panorama

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