Activity

Þórisdalur

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Trail stats

Distance
13.87 mi
Elevation gain
2,119 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
2,530 ft
Max elevation
3,293 ft
TrailRank 
28
Min elevation
1,532 ft
Trail type
One Way
Time
7 hours 27 minutes
Coordinates
1560
Uploaded
January 13, 2008
Recorded
September 2005
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3,293 ft
1,532 ft
13.87 mi

near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

Þórisdalur separates the Þórisjökull icecap from the main body of the Langjökull icecap. It is completely barren but despite this the hike is worth the effort (which is considerable - it's a long stretch). I'd give it an easy rating except for the distance, lack of water on long stretches and the barrenness. As usual (for Iceland) access is a big issue - 4x4s definitely required at both ends.

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,683 ft

Bus pickup

11-SEP-05 18:24:00 - 11-SEP-05 18:24:00

PictographWaypoint Altitude 2,480 ft

Coffeebreak

11-SEP-05 16:02:28 - 11-SEP-05 16:02:28

PictographWaypoint Altitude 2,608 ft

Lunch

11-SEP-05 13:30:52 - 11-SEP-05 13:30:52

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