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Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon ( Laugavegur Trail detour )

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Distance
2.73 mi
Elevation gain
692 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
692 ft
Max elevation
1,798 ft
TrailRank 
36 4.7
Min elevation
1,560 ft
Trail type
Loop
Coordinates
396
Uploaded
July 26, 2018
Recorded
July 2018
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near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)

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Itinerary description

Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon. Small (4km ) detour is much more interesting than all second day on Laugavegur Trail (from Álftavatn to Botnar hut ) Don't miss it !
Of course you can reach Botnar hut with car 4x4 as well
path is clear

Waypoints

PictographMountain hut Altitude 1,562 ft
Photo ofÉmstrur (Botnar) Hut

Émstrur (Botnar) Hut

PictographIntersection Altitude 1,759 ft
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crossroads

PictographPanorama Altitude 1,627 ft
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view point

PictographPanorama Altitude 1,788 ft
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view point

PictographPanorama Altitude 1,647 ft
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view point

PictographPanorama Altitude 1,785 ft
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view point

PictographPanorama Altitude 1,781 ft
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  • Photo of neus_salvatella
    neus_salvatella Sep 2, 2019

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    This is a MUST during Laugavegur trail. Easy to follow. Breathtaking lanscape.
    The start/end of the route has a sign on the 4x4 that goes from Emstrur to Alftavatn, a few minutes from Emstrur hut. Then you follow the wood sticks. Enjoy!

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