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  • near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.97mi
    Elevation +
    1194f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofRoundtrip to Skaftá river, Lakagígar Photo ofRoundtrip to Skaftá river, Lakagígar Photo ofRoundtrip to Skaftá river, Lakagígar

    Secret advice from Blágil mountain hut ward. From me the best hike in Laki. Trail is well marked but on the way is some fords, so you have to put your boots off. Terrain looks flat, but mainly at the first half the trail...

  • Reykjadalur - Grænsdalur

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.84mi
    Elevation +
    1260f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 3.67
    Photo ofReykjadalur - Grænsdalur Photo ofReykjadalur - Grænsdalur Photo ofReykjadalur - Grænsdalur

    This trail starts just north of Hveragerdi. It is on very clear paths and goes along a geothermal area, be careful to not walk into a hot spring. We went as far as we could in Reykjadalur to look at a nice waterfall. It ...

    Il faut faire cette boucle plutôt que le simple aller retour le long de la rivière chaude car la branche est est riche e...
    Favre Jean-Pierre
    I really recormmend doing this trip, instead of taking the shortest rute to the hot river! We did this trip in Februa...
    v624
  • Fimmvörðuháls, june 2011

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    near Eyvindarhólar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    13.82mi
    Elevation +
    4029f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofFimmvörðuháls, june 2011 Photo ofFimmvörðuháls, june 2011 Photo ofFimmvörðuháls, june 2011

    Fórum þessa skemmtilegu ferð í júní 2011, nokkrir vinnufélagar ásamt vinum og vandamönnum. We did hike this trail called Fimmvorduhals from Skogar to Thorsmork early summer 2011 with some coworkers, their friends and/...

  • Þríhyrningur

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    near Hvolsvöllur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.15mi
    Elevation +
    2057f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofÞríhyrningur Photo ofÞríhyrningur Photo ofÞríhyrningur

    Þríhyrningur makes for nice hike mostly along a marked path. The view is fantastic with at least four glaciers, Mount Hekla, the Vestmannaeyjar Islands and much more. We found the most northern peak to be most rewarding ...

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  • Hrafnabjorg - thingvellir

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    near Þingvellir, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.54mi
    Elevation +
    1936f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofHrafnabjorg - thingvellir Photo ofHrafnabjorg - thingvellir Photo ofHrafnabjorg - thingvellir

    easy but a bit long hike to hrafnabjorg at iceland national park thingvellir. great view to all directions.

  • Kvígindisfell 29.05.2010

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    near Þingvellir, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.67mi
    Elevation +
    1667f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofKvígindisfell 29.05.2010 Photo ofKvígindisfell 29.05.2010 Photo ofKvígindisfell 29.05.2010

    Decided to do this one as well on my way back home after doing Fanntófell and Litla Björnsfell. The sky had cleared a bit so there was a good view to Mt. Hvalfell, Botnssúlur, OK, Skjaldbreiður and other mountains, reall...

  • near Geysir, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.67mi
    Elevation +
    3169f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofJarlhettur : Staka-Jarlhetta and Stóra-Jarlhetta Photo ofJarlhettur : Staka-Jarlhetta and Stóra-Jarlhetta Photo ofJarlhettur : Staka-Jarlhetta and Stóra-Jarlhetta

    We went to Jarlhettur, a small mountain range east of Langjökull, with my mountaineering group Fjallagengið last Sunday 18th September. A beautiful day, sunny and no wind at all. We started on Staka-Jarlhetta (664m) then...

  • Round trip around Eldgjá crack

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.29mi
    Elevation +
    1713f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofRound trip around Eldgjá crack Photo ofRound trip around Eldgjá crack Photo ofRound trip around Eldgjá crack

    Round trip around the world biggest volcano canyon, the trails are well marked. Starting point is at the car park. First half is on the bottom of the valley, at the and you climb up to the canyon ridge, turn right and go...

  • near Ásólfsskáli, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.94mi
    Elevation +
    5092f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofEyjafjallajökull from Seljavellir, April 2020 Photo ofEyjafjallajökull from Seljavellir, April 2020 Photo ofEyjafjallajökull from Seljavellir, April 2020

    Hike took a bit over 8hrs, it starts in Seljavallalaug car parking, first few hundreds meter follow visible path, later you need to use GPS but it's going almost straight up. From 1200m to 1500m we walked in clouds, limi...

  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    1.54mi
    Elevation +
    89f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofStunning and hidden Sigöldugljúfur canyon Photo ofStunning and hidden Sigöldugljúfur canyon Photo ofStunning and hidden Sigöldugljúfur canyon

    Hard to find as there are no indications. Going down a hill, leave the car on the right hand side and you will cross the F-road towards a sign that says staff only till you find the canyon. The views are truly stunning ...

    very nice and easy track !
    vandammeh
  • Bruarfoss valley and horse trails

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    near Reykholt, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.37mi
    Elevation +
    390f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofBruarfoss valley and horse trails Photo ofBruarfoss valley and horse trails Photo ofBruarfoss valley and horse trails

    Hlauptungufoss, Midfoss, Bruarfoss and back via different horse trails. The first part can be muddy as the trail follows the Bruara river upstream.

  • Hengilsvæði 03.04.2011

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.21mi
    Elevation +
    1985f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofHengilsvæði 03.04.2011 Photo ofHengilsvæði 03.04.2011 Photo ofHengilsvæði 03.04.2011

    Practice hiking before Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur with the GoWest-group. 10 of us and the dog Birta, did this circle in the east part of the Mt. Hengill area. Weather was outstanding, temp. around 0-2°C, calm and sunny. Great...

  • Strútsskáli - Strútur round

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.22mi
    Elevation +
    1726f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofStrútsskáli - Strútur round Photo ofStrútsskáli - Strútur round Photo ofStrútsskáli - Strútur round

    Wonderful hike especially in early morning , when Mælifell is shining in the sun. Follow the track to Strútslaug and follow the valley straight ahead where the damaged signs are. At the next sign turn right upp the hill....

  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.88mi
    Elevation +
    2175f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofDay 1 Laugavegur: Landmannalaugar - Hrafntinnusker Photo ofDay 1 Laugavegur: Landmannalaugar - Hrafntinnusker Photo ofDay 1 Laugavegur: Landmannalaugar - Hrafntinnusker

    The first day of the Laugavegur is in my opinion the most beautiful. The stretch between Landmannalaugar and Hrafntinnusker is a feast for the eyes and nose. The colorful rhyolite mountains are as always a rewarding back...

  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.33mi
    Elevation +
    2142f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofHengill: Sleggjub. skarð 2. apríl 2019. Photo ofHengill: Sleggjub. skarð 2. apríl 2019. Photo ofHengill: Sleggjub. skarð 2. apríl 2019.

    Well marked trail all the way to the top (Skeggi or Vörðuskeggi). Marvelous view all around in good weather as I got. I began walking 15.30 pm and thought I would make it in 4,5 to 5 hours. Had to be back before darkness...

  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.63mi
    Elevation +
    896f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofValahnukur Thórsmörk / Þórsmörk Panorama Photo ofValahnukur Thórsmörk / Þórsmörk Panorama Photo ofValahnukur Thórsmörk / Þórsmörk Panorama

    Short circle trail with climbing on Valahnukur 465 m. From the top very good Þórsmörk Panorama. Between Volcano Huts (Husadalur) - Valahnukur - Langidalur Hut follow white trail. From Langidalur Hut to Volcano Huts (H...

  • near Þingvellir, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.32mi
    Elevation +
    597f
    TrailRank
    37| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofThingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park

    We hiked around the interior, and then to Lake Thingvallavatn (þingvallavatn). Thingvallavatn is the largest natural lake in Iceland and, amazingly, home to four different species of char. I recorded video periodicall...

    A pretty hike. The trails at the lake front were muddy and narrow, but the rest of the paths were relatively smooth. Tha...
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  • Þórsgata Volcano Trail

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.13mi
    Elevation +
    2159f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofÞórsgata Volcano Trail Photo ofÞórsgata Volcano Trail Photo ofÞórsgata Volcano Trail

    þórsgata Volcano Trail is one of the most beautiful and versatile trails in Iceland and offers unrivalled views of the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve and the neighbouring mountains, volcanoes, glaciers and valleys. The Þórsgata...

  • Skaelingar - Sveinstindur

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.69mi
    Elevation +
    1722f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofSkaelingar - Sveinstindur Photo ofSkaelingar - Sveinstindur Photo ofSkaelingar - Sveinstindur

    From Skaelingar hut north to the Sveinstindur hut First 5 km on the road then through a rather narrow gorge with lots of stream crossings along the green Uxartindar mountains. At the end of the gorge you find a beautif...

  • Glacier Panorama Trail - Iceland

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.52mi
    Elevation +
    758f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofGlacier Panorama Trail - Iceland Photo ofGlacier Panorama Trail - Iceland Photo ofGlacier Panorama Trail - Iceland

    Glacier Panorama Trail is an fairly easy trail from roots of Mýrdalsjökull to the parking on Sólheimajökulsmelar. This trail is operated by Arcanum Mountainguides and was a super pleasant trip.

  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    17.33mi
    Elevation +
    4656f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofFimmvörðuháls - Girls Trip 2020-07-10 Photo ofFimmvörðuháls - Girls Trip 2020-07-10 Photo ofFimmvörðuháls - Girls Trip 2020-07-10

    We took the bus from BSÍ/Reykjavík to Skógar (Reykjavík Excursions, https://www.re.is/) . The bus took our main luggage further to Húsadalur/Þórsmörk. We hiked Fimmvörðuháls in beautiful weather and then spent one night ...

  • near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.90mi
    Elevation +
    1985f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofSveinstindur hut - Sveinstindur top - Lángisjór information house Photo ofSveinstindur hut - Sveinstindur top - Lángisjór information house Photo ofSveinstindur hut - Sveinstindur top - Lángisjór information house

    Start at Sveinstindur hut on a footpath up the hill behind, walk then down to the lavasand valley. The ascent from here is steep but easy despite a small rocky belt and the last 50 metres to the top. You get an overwhel...

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