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Westfjords, Thingeyri: Kaldbakur í gegnum Meðaldalur

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Trail stats

Distance
10.15 mi
Elevation gain
3,064 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
3,064 ft
Max elevation
3,024 ft
TrailRank 
38
Min elevation
68 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
4 hours 32 minutes
Time
7 hours 15 minutes
Coordinates
2920
Uploaded
July 11, 2018
Recorded
July 2018
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3,024 ft
68 ft
10.15 mi

near Þingeyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)

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Itinerary description

Hike up to Kaldbakur through Meðaldalur
Difficult for flatvalley hikers
Moderate for experienced mountain hikers
Start where the old field track meets the road on the eastern side of the valley. Walk 30 min on the track, then 30 min on a sheep path where the track crosses the river, then again 45 min on the old track again which leeds now up the hill to an old mine. Turn southwest over grass- and heathland. Now the steep ascent begins. In begin of juli there can be a lot of snowfields. The ground consists of loose stones and earth sometimes very wet and soft because of snow melting. Right beneath the saddle it is most difficult due to snow and very loose ground. Take care of rock slide. The rest to the top is easy. We stopped slightly under the top because of heavy clouds.

Waypoints

PictographPhoto Altitude 141 ft
Photo ofMeðaldalur

Meðaldalur

PictographPhoto Altitude 258 ft
Photo ofKaldbakur ridge

Kaldbakur ridge

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,675 ft
Photo ofSnowfields end of june 2018

Snowfields end of june 2018

PictographPhoto Altitude 2,732 ft
Photo ofFossdalur

Fossdalur

PictographMine Altitude 950 ft

Mine

old mine is not visible. the track ends here.

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