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Lofthellir

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Distance
9.92 mi
Elevation gain
223 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
489 ft
Max elevation
1,243 ft
TrailRank 
24
Min elevation
945 ft
Trail type
One Way
Coordinates
381
Uploaded
August 21, 2010
Recorded
August 2010
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near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

A visit to the cave Lofthellir a 3500 year old lavacave, a world of ice and darknes, located in the north-east part of Iceland near lake Mývatn. The cave boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an Icelandic lava cave.

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PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,181 ft

Lofthellir

360 m

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  • Photo of Ferrran7
    Ferrran7 Jun 16, 2015

    Hi Villi,

    we're 5 people visiting Iceland this summer...and we were expecting to visit the Lofthellir cave by our own. Did you visit it by your own? If that was the case, did you know if they rent helmets, crampons or axes in Reykjahlid?

    Thanks a lot!!

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