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Kristínartindar

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Distance
11.35 mi
Elevation gain
3,773 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
3,737 ft
Max elevation
3,722 ft
TrailRank 
32 5
Min elevation
298 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
6 hours 56 minutes
Coordinates
1400
Uploaded
May 26, 2008
Recorded
May 2008
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3,722 ft
298 ft
11.35 mi

near Skaftafell, IS.06 (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

Although dominated by the many glacial peaks in Öræfajökull to the east, Kristínartindar ("Christine's Peaks") are respectable mountains in their own right - the higher of them rises to 1130 metres AMSL. By picking the appropriate paths I made this hike a circuit of the Skaftafellsheiði area, enjoying views towards the east on the way up - and to the west on my way back. I also took the opportunity to wash my feet in the river below Svartifoss - about as nice a place for a break as can be found anywhere!
I would classify the hike as "easy" except that those afraid of heights might feel a bit uncomfortable on the last stretch.

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PictographSummit Altitude 3,714 ft

Summit

25-MAY-08 13:14:52 - 25-MAY-08 13:14:52

Comments  (1)

  • joshua tabti Aug 13, 2018

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    I lived in Skaftafell during 2017, Kristínatindar is one of the best hikes there. Most of the hike is easy during the summer, the summit path might worry those with fear of heights, but encouragement is all that is needed. I've seen kids do it in trainers. Difficult in the winter, should only be attempted by experienced climbers, an ice axe and crampons will be needed, but the views are spectacular.

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