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Móskarðahnjúkar

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Distance
5.04 mi
Elevation gain
2,910 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
2,844 ft
Max elevation
2,711 ft
TrailRank 
43 5
Min elevation
445 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
2 hours 40 minutes
Coordinates
627
Uploaded
September 5, 2008
Recorded
October 2005
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2,711 ft
445 ft
5.04 mi

near Álafoss, Kjosarsysla (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

The easternmost part of the Esja massif is made up of a series of rhyolite cones known as Móskarðahnjúkar. Because of the light-coloured rocks it always seems from Reykjavik that the sun is shining on these summits - not a bad reason for visiting them! I did this hike in late October, enjoying perfect solitude except when scaring up huge flocks of ptarmigan.

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PictographCar park Altitude 505 ft

Car

20-OCT-05 18:25:24

PictographSummit Altitude 2,713 ft

Móskarðahnjúkar

20-OCT-05 17:02:59

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  • Photo of essemm
    essemm Jul 10, 2020

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    Takk fyrirr trailið og greinagóða lýsingu.

  • hagalin May 17, 2021

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    Frábær leið

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