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Súlur

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Distance
8.55 mi
Elevation gain
3,963 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
3,967 ft
Max elevation
3,993 ft
TrailRank 
23
Min elevation
222 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
7 hours 55 minutes
Coordinates
1134
Uploaded
August 7, 2008
Recorded
July 2008
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3,993 ft
222 ft
8.55 mi

near Kaupangur, Eyjafjardarsysla (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

To say that the twin peaks of Súlur tower over the town of Akureyri would probably be a bit of an exaggeration - the mountain is simply too far away for that. Tower they do however, the name says it all (it means "columns"). It's a rather common name for Icelandic mountains with vertical ambitions, even in Scotland these peaks have a namesake (Suilven, named by the Vikings).

Although there is a well-beaten path to the top from the local rubbish heap we were constrained by the Book to use this route - it's a bit longer and involves a greater gain in elevation but neither of these aspects present a problem. The problem is that the owners of the farmstead where the prescribed route starts do NOT like strangers!

Normally I would ask permission to cross peoples' land but in this case the farm was obviously abandoned and the gate was open. Turned out the farm next door now owns the land and you'd better believe me whan I tell you they are short-tempered. The words they used to describe the author of the Book do not bear repetition.

Still - if you get permission and if the bulls grazing in the upper pasture don't get you, this is a rewarding hike - though frankly I don't see what it has to offer that the normal path doesn't.

Waypoints

PictographSummit Altitude 3,990 ft

Higher Summit

30-JUL-08 16:24:12 - 30-JUL-08 16:24:12

PictographSummit Altitude 3,789 ft

Lower Summit

30-JUL-08 15:57:48 - 30-JUL-08 15:57:48

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