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Photo of Almannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun Photo of Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti Photo of Dyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4)
  • Almannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun

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    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

  • Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti

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    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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Askja (Þorvaldstindur) no summit

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    Distance
    13.25mi
    Elevation +
    2815f
    TrailRank
    38
    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 ...

  • Dimmuborgir - Hverfjall one way

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    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.

  • Drekagill-viti

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    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

  • Distance
    13.15mi
    Elevation +
    863f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofBræðrafell - Askja/Dreki (Askja-Trail, day 2) Photo ofBræðrafell - Askja/Dreki (Askja-Trail, day 2) Photo ofBræðrafell - Askja/Dreki (Askja-Trail, day 2)

    From Bræðrafell following the marked path to Askja. In the beginning you have to cross several blocklava-flows; if it rains that's rather exhausting. Later you walk through an desertic area of aa-lava, boulders and dust,...

  • Askja walk

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    Distance
    1.80mi
    Elevation +
    171f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofAskja walk Photo ofAskja walk Photo ofAskja walk

    I recorded only the return. Little walk beginning of August with close to 0C, snow and a little wind...

  • Askja volcano round trip

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    Distance
    13.78mi
    Elevation +
    2333f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofAskja volcano round trip Photo ofAskja volcano round trip Photo ofAskja volcano round trip

    The best trip in Áskja region started at Dreki campsite. Following the yellow sticks you climb up to Áskja caldera ridge. From this part is nice view to Herdubreid and you can see a lot of amazing rocky formations. From ...

  • Distance
    4.08mi
    Elevation +
    604f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofApollo landing roundtrip, Áskja volcano Photo ofApollo landing roundtrip, Áskja volcano Photo ofApollo landing roundtrip, Áskja volcano

    Trail to the places, where NASA tested lunar rover. Starting point is at the Dreki mountain hut. You have to go over the Drekagil bridge, turn left and follow the yellow sticks. Trail is well marked, the way back is foll...

  • Distance
    10.78mi
    Elevation +
    886f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofHerðubreið - Bræðrafell (Askja-Trail, day 1) Photo ofHerðubreið - Bræðrafell (Askja-Trail, day 1) Photo ofHerðubreið - Bræðrafell (Askja-Trail, day 1)

    Hiking-path from Thorsteinskáli to Bræðrafell-hut cross through the lavafield of Ódáðahraun. From the north-eastern foothill of Herðubreið I did not follow the marked path around the mountain, but walked directly to Bræð...

  • Skútustaðir pseudocraters

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    Distance
    2.09mi
    Elevation +
    167f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofSkútustaðir pseudocraters Photo ofSkútustaðir pseudocraters Photo ofSkútustaðir pseudocraters

    A loop around the pseudocraters of Skútustaðir isn't the most exciting hike I've done near Mývatn, but it's a very enjoyable hike nonetheless. Pseudocraters are formed when lava flows over marshy ground, trapping water b...

  • Hverir geotermal area round trip

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    Distance
    2.21mi
    Elevation +
    367f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofHverir geotermal area round trip Photo ofHverir geotermal area round trip Photo ofHverir geotermal area round trip

    Starting point is at Hverir car park. Through the hot mud spots you can follow the yellow stick to the Námafjall. From this point is nice "aerial" view to Hverir. Following the yellow stick you can finish the round trip ...

  • Grjótagjá to Hverfjall

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    Distance
    1.63mi
    Elevation +
    95f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofGrjótagjá to Hverfjall Photo ofGrjótagjá to Hverfjall Photo ofGrjótagjá to Hverfjall

    The trails starts on the parking lot of Grjótagjá. When crossing the street the path is found easily and leads through beautiful and scenic landscapes to Hverfjall visitor center and parking lot. When we did the hike it ...

  • Hverfell

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    Distance
    2.84mi
    Elevation +
    640f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofHverfell Photo ofHverfell Photo ofHverfell

    Amazing walk along the tephra ring of the Hverfell volcano. Breathtaking views of Lake Myvatn and Dimmuborgir lava field.

  • Dettifoss-Hafragilfoss

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    Distance
    6.50mi
    Elevation +
    1070f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofDettifoss-Hafragilfoss Photo ofDettifoss-Hafragilfoss Photo ofDettifoss-Hafragilfoss

    Steep descent after the Dettifoss fall with a rope, pleasant hike from there on with a few challenging passages (rocks)

  • Dimmuborgir

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    Distance
    1.55mi
    Elevation +
    112f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofDimmuborgir Photo ofDimmuborgir Photo ofDimmuborgir

    Walk through the lava field of Dimmuborgir. The walk goes out of the best marked and easy trails and passes through arches and small caves but it is quite easy to follow.

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