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Hestskarðshnjúkur

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Distance
2.9 mi
Elevation gain
2,749 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
2,792 ft
Max elevation
2,818 ft
TrailRank 
12
Min elevation
184 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
3 hours 48 minutes
Coordinates
504
Uploaded
August 7, 2008
Recorded
July 2008
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2,818 ft
184 ft
2.9 mi

near Siglufjörður, Eyjafjardarsysla (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

Located across the fjord from the town of Siglufjörður, Hestskarðshnjúkur is one of the taller peaks in the area and offers a very nice view in all directions. Originally I had thought the route indicated in the Book had to be wrong, that it would make more sense to make for the pass for which the mountain is named and proceed to the top from there. I was wrong - the route indicated in the Book is perfect.
On the way up I kept hearing rocks fall down the slopes of the adjacent peak, whether that was caused by the tunnel being blasted through these mountains is anybody's guess - though I doubt it!

Waypoints

PictographCar park Altitude 236 ft

Car

25-JUL-08 8:56:30

PictographSummit Altitude 2,808 ft

Summit

25-JUL-08 11:19:21 - 25-JUL-08 11:19:21

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