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  • Hólshyrna

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    near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.09mi
    Elevation +
    2251f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 2.17
    Photo ofHólshyrna Photo ofHólshyrna Photo ofHólshyrna

    Hólshyrna is the characteristic moutain for Siglufjörður, right in the bottom of the fjord, between the two valleys Skútudalur to the east and Hólsdalur to the west. We start the hike at the parking lot just in front of ...

    Not okay.
    Oliver Alatalo
    There was no actual route. And from the top it was really hard to get down… not for first timers
    Alina Vaarno
  • Almannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    40.12mi
    Elevation +
    1998f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofAlmannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun Photo ofAlmannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun Photo ofAlmannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun

    No water no clear path no people not so many good places for tent the idea of ​​this hike + cairns numbers taken from book : Ingvar Teitsson - Almannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun

  • near Húsavík, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    31.40mi
    Elevation +
    2339f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofBláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi Photo ofBláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi Photo ofBláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi

    This is a route from the whale watching town of Húsavík to Ásbyrgi, where there are many hikes in the Jökulsárgljufur National park. The first section is along a quiet tarmac road leading to a geothermal power station, i...

    I followed John's tracks for my first solo multi day hike. It was quite cold with strong winds and occasional snow in Ju...
    Yako!
    Great photos. Looks like a wonderful hike. Well done.
    Bruce Bundt
  • Ásbyrgi

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    near Kópasker, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.83mi
    Elevation +
    735f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofÁsbyrgi Photo ofÁsbyrgi Photo ofÁsbyrgi

    ÁsbyrgiStart time: 06/28/2014 12:29Finish time: 06/28/2014 15:42Distance: 9.4 km (03:12)Moving time: 02:03Average speed: 2.9 km/hAvg. Speed Mov.: 4.6 km/hMax. Speed: 7.3 km/hMinimum altitude: 15 mMaximum altitude: 132 mA...

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  • City walk Akureyri

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    near Akureyri, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.06mi
    Elevation +
    1047f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofCity walk Akureyri Photo ofCity walk Akureyri Photo ofCity walk Akureyri

    Akureyri is considered the northern capital of Iceland and is the third largest city in Iceland with more than eighteen thousand inhabitants. This walk actually consists of two parts. The first part goes through the main...

  • MÚLAKOLLA

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    near Ólafsfjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.16mi
    Elevation +
    2894f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofMÚLAKOLLA Photo ofMÚLAKOLLA Photo ofMÚLAKOLLA

    The hike starts at the parking at Brimnes. We follow the river Brimnesá on the right hand side (keep to the south of the river). Today we had so much good snow to walk on that we could go more or less straight to Gvendar...

    very nice hike scenic and difficult
    unnsteinn sigurgeirs
  • Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.43mi
    Elevation +
    2316f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofDreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti Photo ofDreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti Photo ofDreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti

    A marked track leading from the Dreki-hut westward over the massif Dyngjufjöll to the caldera of Askja. Descending from the mountain you have a fascinating view over Öskjuvatn and Víti. In summer 2014 this path was tempo...

  • near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.88mi
    Elevation +
    79f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofDyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4) Photo ofDyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4) Photo ofDyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4)

    The track leads from Dyngjufell-hut to Botni; at the beginning on a marked jeep-track through an area of grey ash and pebbles, later over expanded fields of Pāhoehoe-Lava, where it is sometimes hard to find the track, wh...

  • near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.43mi
    Elevation +
    197f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of44/2022 Dimmuborgir: climbing Hverfjall volcano Photo of44/2022 Dimmuborgir: climbing Hverfjall volcano Photo of44/2022 Dimmuborgir: climbing Hverfjall volcano

    10kms We have started to record only after we reached the edge of the volcano. We started to follow the yellow path for a while to admire the lava 'sculptures' and then diverged to take the route to the Hverfjall and cli...

  • Reykjaheiði

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    near Dalvík, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.65mi
    Elevation +
    2671f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofReykjaheiði Photo ofReykjaheiði Photo ofReykjaheiði

    This trail begins in Böggvistaðadalur, Dalvík and leads to the bottom of the valley, over mountain pass Heiðarskarð and down Heiðardalur valley ending on mountain road Lágheiði. There are two rivers to wade, otherwise th...

  • near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.99mi
    Elevation +
    679f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofAskja - Dyngjufell (Askja-Trail, day 3) Photo ofAskja - Dyngjufell (Askja-Trail, day 3) Photo ofAskja - Dyngjufell (Askja-Trail, day 3)

    This trail starts at Askja-parking (Vikraborgir), crosses the Askja caldera, climbs up to the pass Jónsskarð. After the pass the way proceeds down to Dyngufell-hut, leads over several terraces, broad snowfields, boulders...

  • Circle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss

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    near Víðirhóll, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.89mi
    Elevation +
    610f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofCircle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss Photo ofCircle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss Photo ofCircle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss

    Circle hike starting at Dettifoss, along the river to Hafragilsfoss and a bit further. Returning part not at the river but further inland (very "bleak" atmosphere). The part alongside the river is part of the hike Dettif...

  • Dreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009

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    near Skútustaðir, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.02mi
    Elevation +
    2241f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofDreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009 Photo ofDreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009 Photo ofDreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009

    Hiking from FÍ hut Dreki over the mountains "Dyngjufjöll" with great view over Öskjuvatn and Askja. Hiked to Víti and from there to the parking lot.

  • Siglunes

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    near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    14.65mi
    Elevation +
    2910f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofSiglunes Photo ofSiglunes Photo ofSiglunes

    This hike starts at the bottom of Siglufjörður. We follow the eastern shoreline to the lighthouse in Selvík. The path to the lighthouse passes the ruins of the Evanger herring factory that was destroyed in an avalanche 1...

  • near Stafn, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    13.89mi
    Elevation +
    384f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofBotni - Sellandafjall (Askja-Trail, day 5) Photo ofBotni - Sellandafjall (Askja-Trail, day 5) Photo ofBotni - Sellandafjall (Askja-Trail, day 5)

    The track leads from Botni-hut to Sellandafjall and (the following day) further on to Myvatn. After leaving the hut in north-west direction, following the river Suðurá, you leave the marked path to Svartakot after about ...

  • near Ólafsfjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.16mi
    Elevation +
    2923f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofHVANNDALIR-GJAIN-FOSSDALUR-KLEIFAR Photo ofHVANNDALIR-GJAIN-FOSSDALUR-KLEIFAR Photo ofHVANNDALIR-GJAIN-FOSSDALUR-KLEIFAR

    This is the last trail of a three days hike from Siglufjörður via Siglunes, Nesdalur, Pútuskörð, Víkurbyrða, Hvanndalir, Gjáin, Fossdalur to Kleifar in Ólafsfjörður. There are two ways to pass the mountains that surround...

  • Askja (Þorvaldstindur) no summit

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    13.25mi
    Elevation +
    2815f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofAskja (Þorvaldstindur) no summit Photo ofAskja (Þorvaldstindur) no summit Photo ofAskja (Þorvaldstindur) no summit

    We tried to get to the top of Þorvaldstindur (1516 m) mountain starting from Vikraborgir Car Park where people leave the car to get to Viti. Unfortunately we had to turn around about 400 meters before the summit because ...

  • Bakrangi 13.04.2011

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    near Laxamýri, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.33mi
    Elevation +
    2418f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofBakrangi 13.04.2011 Photo ofBakrangi 13.04.2011 Photo ofBakrangi 13.04.2011

    This mountain has many names, I´ve heard they´re up to 14, all depending upon from where you´re looking at it. Few to be named are Galti (seen from the ocean), Ógöngufjall (seen from east), Bakrangi (north west) Bæjarfja...

  • near Kópasker, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.67mi
    Elevation +
    210f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofAsbyrgi Canyon. Eyjan rocky island Photo ofAsbyrgi Canyon. Eyjan rocky island Photo ofAsbyrgi Canyon. Eyjan rocky island

    Easy hike that ascends to the rocky island of Eyjan from the visitor center Asbyrgi. From the summit there is a good view of the north side of the canyon.

  • KERAHNJUKUR HRINGUR

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    near Ólafsfjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.60mi
    Elevation +
    5909f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofKERAHNJUKUR HRINGUR Photo ofKERAHNJUKUR HRINGUR Photo ofKERAHNJUKUR HRINGUR

    Excellent route in the Trollaskagi area along narrow ridges and multiple peaks. Highlight is the Kerahnjukur peak which offers some breathtaking views over the northern part of Trollaskagi and Eyjafjordur area. Ice axe a...

  • Vesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle

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    near Skinnastaður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.61mi
    Elevation +
    499f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofVesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle Photo ofVesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle Photo ofVesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle

    This is more a walk than a hike. Starting at the parking place of Vesturdalur, going south along the river. The "excursion" of descend to Karl og Kerling is quite steep but nor required. The rest of the track is quite fl...

  • Drekagill-viti

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.41mi
    Elevation +
    2047f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofDrekagill-viti Photo ofDrekagill-viti Photo ofDrekagill-viti

    Extraordinary walk with outstanding views, geological spots (hotspots, sulfuric steams...) The path is marked all way with yellow sticks. Not recommended if foggy days. Beware of steep slopes

  • Dimmuborgir - Hverfjall one way

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.68mi
    Elevation +
    299f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofDimmuborgir - Hverfjall one way Photo ofDimmuborgir - Hverfjall one way Photo ofDimmuborgir - Hverfjall one way

    Short walk from Dimmuborgir car park to Hverfjall. Ascent to Hverfjall is little bit difficult, easy way to the ridge is from the opposit side.

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