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  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.01mi
    Elevation +
    2264f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofround trekking around Landmannalaugar (and Mt Blahnukur) Photo ofround trekking around Landmannalaugar (and Mt Blahnukur) Photo ofround trekking around Landmannalaugar (and Mt Blahnukur)

    Round trekking exploring the surroundings of Landmannalaugar. Almost 13km, 3h50m of walking with 600-620m of ascent and descent (more or less). Starting from the campground in Landmannalaugar, we followed one of th...

  • Landmannalaugar

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.61mi
    Elevation +
    1663f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofLandmannalaugar Photo ofLandmannalaugar Photo ofLandmannalaugar

    Only reachable by 4x4 but worth the trip. The large lava field and the steep climb up the brennisteinsalda make you feel like frodo in his final approach to mount doom. Be sure to check the route you wish to take. Please...

  • Skoga

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.95mi
    Elevation +
    1486f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofSkoga Photo ofSkoga Photo ofSkoga

    Starting from skogafoss, the path goes up. We did 550 or so meters up, you can do as you want, more or less... the beginning is full of tourists but it soon becomes nice and quiet. The scenery changes as you go up, from...

  • near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.17mi
    Elevation +
    1644f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofIceland Trek - Day 12 - (2016-08-24) - From North To South Photo ofIceland Trek - Day 12 - (2016-08-24) - From North To South Photo ofIceland Trek - Day 12 - (2016-08-24) - From North To South

    It's part of a 20 days hike. Beware it's not the normal north south Iceland Hike. It's mostly offtrail, there are one extremly difficult river to cross and 20km on a glacier. There are a few dangers, I put tag on the tr...

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  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.09mi
    Elevation +
    246f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofFimmvorduhals / Baldvinsskali Hut - SKOGAR Photo ofFimmvorduhals / Baldvinsskali Hut - SKOGAR Photo ofFimmvorduhals / Baldvinsskali Hut - SKOGAR

    hands down the most scenic and breathtaking part of Landmannalaugar -Fimmvorduhals, another bonus is that it's decent all the time, so very handy for the last day, although to Do this trek the other way around would be a...

  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.11mi
    Elevation +
    1385f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofDay 4 Laugavegur: Emstrur - Þórsmörk Photo ofDay 4 Laugavegur: Emstrur - Þórsmörk Photo ofDay 4 Laugavegur: Emstrur - Þórsmörk

    The last day of the Laugavegur starts with a descent over loose volcanic sand and rocks. Personally, I find this the most difficult part of the entire Laugavegur. Every now and then it takes an effort to continue, but as...

  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.15mi
    Elevation +
    1496f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofDay 3 Laugavegur: Álftavatn - Emstrur Photo ofDay 3 Laugavegur: Álftavatn - Emstrur Photo ofDay 3 Laugavegur: Álftavatn - Emstrur

    The third day of the Laugavegur abandons the rhyolite mountains and exchanges them for predominantly lava plains reminiscent of a lunar landscape. In the beginning it still goes up and down, but after 3.5 kilometers the ...

  • Lómagnúpur 22.01.2011

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    near Kálfafell, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.38mi
    Elevation +
    3704f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofLómagnúpur 22.01.2011 Photo ofLómagnúpur 22.01.2011 Photo ofLómagnúpur 22.01.2011

    Plan was to do two mountains today but only managed this one. The other one, Hatta, will have to wait. Due to bad shape of the road I had to leave the car 2km earlier than expected and then I also went up to early so I a...

  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.73mi
    Elevation +
    692f
    TrailRank
    36| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofMarkarfljótsgljúfur Canyon ( Laugavegur Trail detour ) Photo ofMarkarfljótsgljúfur Canyon ( Laugavegur Trail detour ) Photo ofMarkarfljótsgljúfur Canyon ( Laugavegur Trail detour )

    Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon. Small (4km ) detour is much more interesting than all second day on Laugavegur Trail (from Álftavatn to Botnar hut ) Don't miss it ! Of course you can reach Botnar hut with car 4x4 as well ...

    This is a MUST during Laugavegur trail. Easy to follow. Breathtaking lanscape. The start/end of the route has a sign on ...
    neus_salvatella
  • Skeggi, Innstidalur, Hengill

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.18mi
    Elevation +
    2297f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofSkeggi, Innstidalur, Hengill Photo ofSkeggi, Innstidalur, Hengill Photo ofSkeggi, Innstidalur, Hengill

    Wonderful hike. Impressive landscape and views. Went up from the power plant and then left when we were at the pass above the hot springs. On the way down towards Innstidalur, i recommend walking the hot springs by the c...

  • Stóri Núpur

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    near Stóri Núpur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.19mi
    Elevation +
    213f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofStóri Núpur Photo ofStóri Núpur Photo ofStóri Núpur

    We made in Aprill. You need to find your way how to get to the river (not difficult). You can walk next to the river as long as you like. Very nice easy path. Waterfall small but very nice to sit next to it and take a re...

  • Lakagigar hike on Laki

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.22mi
    Elevation +
    778f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofLakagigar hike on Laki Photo ofLakagigar hike on Laki Photo ofLakagigar hike on Laki

    Hike up to Laki mountain with a fantastic views on the Lakagigar craters with the Vatnajökull glacier in the background. At the start is an information point with toilets and a ranger that can provide information. The ...

  • Thorsmork Hike

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.20mi
    Elevation +
    2566f
    TrailRank
    36| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofThorsmork Hike Photo ofThorsmork Hike Photo ofThorsmork Hike

    Part of the red and orange tour and finishing with the Valanuhkur climb. Not advised for children and inexperienced hikers. Many steep parts making this trail rather adventurous. The viewpoints are worth it and the wh...

    Steep climbs. Amazing views. Perfect dayhike!
    tolix
  • Eldgjá to Gjátindur loop

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.45mi
    Elevation +
    2549f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofEldgjá to Gjátindur loop Photo ofEldgjá to Gjátindur loop Photo ofEldgjá to Gjátindur loop

    We hiked a loop starting at Eldgjá car park, continuing to Ofaerufoss and then into the canyon ahead (western bank of the canyon). We wrongly chose the path straight ahead, instead we then turned right to a steep climb o...

  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.79mi
    Elevation +
    1598f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofExploring the rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar Photo ofExploring the rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar Photo ofExploring the rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar

    A relative short, but very nice hike around the neighbouring rhyolite mountains that starts and ends at the base camp of Landmannalaugar. The views of the various rhyolite mountains are breathtaking and the volcanic land...

  • near Vestmannaeyjar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    1.10mi
    Elevation +
    1273f
    TrailRank
    35| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofEldfell - il vulcano di Heimaey - Eldfell - the Heimaey volcano Photo ofEldfell - il vulcano di Heimaey - Eldfell - the Heimaey volcano Photo ofEldfell - il vulcano di Heimaey - Eldfell - the Heimaey volcano

    3D Video Relive:Percorso che porta in cima al vulcano Eldfell, sull'isola di Heimaey.Per maggiori dettagli, visitate la pagina https://www.etnatracking.com/islanda/percorsi/eldfell-vulcano-heimaey, dove troverete:-Descri...

    It’s a really nice hike with a beautiful view as a reward
    clau15brito
  • near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.58mi
    Elevation +
    1168f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofIceland-Laugavegur: Hrafntinnusker - Landmannalaugar 26/8/11 Photo ofIceland-Laugavegur: Hrafntinnusker - Landmannalaugar 26/8/11 Photo ofIceland-Laugavegur: Hrafntinnusker - Landmannalaugar 26/8/11

    Last day, we felt really tired after those hard days, but we feel strong for the last track!Easy day, we had to spend the whole trail walking down, enjoying the lava views around the whole track. The last kilometrers you...

  • Fimmvörðuháls - red track

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    14.98mi
    Elevation +
    4708f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofFimmvörðuháls - red track Photo ofFimmvörðuháls - red track Photo ofFimmvörðuháls - red track

    Fimmvörðuháls - red track. Went up from Skogar and down to Þórsmörk. Beautiful waterfalls on the way up. Amazing mountains in Þórsmörk. A trip very much worth it.

  • near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.82mi
    Elevation +
    315f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofIceland South - Eldgjá, Ófærufoss Photo ofIceland South - Eldgjá, Ófærufoss Photo ofIceland South - Eldgjá, Ófærufoss

    Eldgjá, Ófærufoss Waterfall Situated between Landmannalaugar and Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Eldgja is the largest volcanic canyon in the world, 270m deep, 600m at its widest and around 40 km long. The canyon lies paralel with...

  • bleiksargljufur

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    near Ásólfsskáli, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.98mi
    Elevation +
    807f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofbleiksargljufur Photo ofbleiksargljufur Photo ofbleiksargljufur

    Nice trekking along a narrow canyon, circular, going up on the west side, crossing and going down on the east side.

  • Hjörleifshöfdi

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    near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.51mi
    Elevation +
    797f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofHjörleifshöfdi Photo ofHjörleifshöfdi Photo ofHjörleifshöfdi

    Circular trail that leads from the plain onto the mountain where it is said to sit the body of Hjörleifr Hróðmarsson. The beginning of the trail is rather steep. We had the chance to spot some Icelandic sheep roaming aro...

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