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Hengill

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Distance
28.15 mi
Elevation gain
2,306 ft
Technical difficulty
Very difficult
Elevation loss
2,539 ft
Max elevation
1,520 ft
TrailRank 
37
Min elevation
353 ft
Trail type
One Way
Time
6 hours 20 minutes
Coordinates
1978
Uploaded
July 16, 2011
Recorded
July 2011
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1,520 ft
353 ft
28.15 mi

near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

I started this tour at the road to Ölkelduháls. It takes you up to to the top of said Ölkelduháls and down past Kattatjarnir to lake Þingvallavatn. From there you go to the powerplant (Nesjavallavirkjun) and take the old road up to the top. Follow the asphalt road to the top and to the west slope and then along a very cool singletrack back towards the powerplant (Hellisheiðavirkjun) on the south of Hengill.
Its a very difficult route with big climbs and quite rough sections which are demanding to cycle.
There is however no better scenic route and the view is amazing.

Remember to take a spare tube and the basic tools. Also bring enough to eat as this route is quite difficult and there's no shops on the way :)

Some more info and photos of the area can be found here: http://www.natturukortid.is/svaedi/hellisheidi/hengill/

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