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  • near Sæból, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.04mi
    Elevation +
    2221f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofIngjaldssandur : Saebol - Round of Mt. Barði Photo ofIngjaldssandur : Saebol - Round of Mt. Barði Photo ofIngjaldssandur : Saebol - Round of Mt. Barði

    This huge, lush, remote and secluded Westfjords valley facing the Ocean, between Önundarfjörður and Dýrafjörður, is called Ingjaldssandur. It takes its name from Ingjaldur Brúnason, the settler of this area. The rough...

  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    45.54mi
    Elevation +
    5469f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofLandmannalaugar = one of the most beautifull treck of the world ! Photo ofLandmannalaugar = one of the most beautifull treck of the world ! Photo ofLandmannalaugar = one of the most beautifull treck of the world !

    One of the most beautifull trecks of the world... and this said by experimented hikers from all over the world ! Regular water points, bring your own food for at least 5 days. As inexperienced hickers, it took us 4 d...

  • near Eyvindarhólar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    15.21mi
    Elevation +
    3845f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 4.34
    Photo ofFimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Þórsmörk) Photo ofFimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Þórsmörk) Photo ofFimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Þórsmörk)

    The popular trail between Skogar and Thorsmork over Fimmvorduhals. Takes you through the magnificent waterfalls in Skógá and up between two glaciers, through the brand new lava from the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull ...

    Debido a las condiciones meteorológicas esta ruta puede ser muy fácil o imposible (frio, viento, hielo, erupciones...)
    Saltacamberas
    This trail is a good goal for anyone that's interested in walking/hiking.
    hulda2002
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  • Keilir + Lambafell hikes

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    near Vogar, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.02mi
    Elevation +
    2051f
    TrailRank
    54
    Photo ofKeilir + Lambafell hikes Photo ofKeilir + Lambafell hikes Photo ofKeilir + Lambafell hikes

    Track contains : Keilir - 7,7 km hike + 1,6 km drive to next parking spot + Lambafell hike 2 km. The Keilir trail is very bad marked , Lambafell isn't marked but in both places paths are very clear.

  • 46/2022 Volcano

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    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.90mi
    Elevation +
    1312f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of46/2022 Volcano Photo of46/2022 Volcano Photo of46/2022 Volcano

    Volcano Tour with Reykjavik Excursions, same company that operates Flybus connection to International Airport in Keflavik. The driving to the parking 1 where the trekking route started takes 40 minutes. The guide walked...

  • near Árneshreppur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    33.20mi
    Elevation +
    3054f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofReykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður Photo ofReykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður Photo ofReykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður

    I had originally intended this to be a longer hike from Látravík but the weather was atrocious so I "jumped ship" in Reykjafjörður and hiked south from there. In fact the temperature dropped to 1.5° the first evening - w...

  • near Reykholt, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.65mi
    Elevation +
    2133f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 2.33
    Photo ofBrúarárfoss - Mount Hvarf (alt. 238m.) Photo ofBrúarárfoss - Mount Hvarf (alt. 238m.) Photo ofBrúarárfoss - Mount Hvarf (alt. 238m.)

    The main goal of this hike is, of course, to admire the Brúarárfoss waterfalls with their magnificent turquoise colours water. For those of you whose desire ends there, once you've reached the waterfalls (distance: aroun...

    A déconseiller : après la cascade de Bruararfoss, le chemin n'est pas balisé et il faut marcher à travers des prairies h...
    Guytou31
  • Gjáin

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    near Stóri Núpur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    1.82mi
    Elevation +
    236f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofGjáin Photo ofGjáin Photo ofGjáin

    We made this trail as a study kit for an outdoor activity project for schools. The trail leads from the parking place at Rauðá river, close to Stöng. Stöng is a ruin of a farm from the Wiking age. The area has often b...

    A little bit risky to take the way back close to the river as you habe to climb through the rocks, but really nice. Than...
    Daniel Rubio
  • Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake

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    near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.35mi
    Elevation +
    1453f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofHólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake Photo ofHólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake Photo ofHólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake

    A hike through the valleys over Hóll in Önundarfjord. The path goes up to the first valley named "Hvestur" from the road, then along the mountain following a sheep track. It passes the second valley "Litlidalur" and thro...

    What a great hike with an amazing view at the top. Quite a struggle at the start, but well worth it. No markings, need t...
    LorenzVdV
  • near Horn, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.83mi
    Elevation +
    1719f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 4.22
    Photo ofHornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur Photo ofHornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur Photo ofHornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur

    I did this trip in end of July 2013 starting at the Hornvik camp site and ending up at the “camp site” in Veidileysufjördur where the boat pick up / drop off is. The hike starts at sea level, goes over a pass at 519 mete...

    We did this trail july 2020. The weather was kind of OK in the beginning (fog, little wind), but as we started ascending...
    baabek
    Trails are getting better since this was first logged. Volunteers have built more cairns, markers, bridges, etc.
    karljam
    Very beatiful trail!
    @summit
  • near Árneshreppur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.81mi
    Elevation +
    853f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofWestfjords, Hornstrandir, Djúpavík: Djúpavíkshringur Photo ofWestfjords, Hornstrandir, Djúpavík: Djúpavíkshringur Photo ofWestfjords, Hornstrandir, Djúpavík: Djúpavíkshringur

    Start at field track close to old hering factory. After a short while a sticked foot path diverges to the left upwards the hillside. The ascent takes about 30 min. On top turn to left and follow the sticks along the edge...

    Very nice
    Fred De Leener
  • Ingólfsfjörður-Reykjafjörður

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    near Ófeigsfjörður, Strandasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    36.36mi
    Elevation +
    4068f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofIngólfsfjörður-Reykjafjörður Photo ofIngólfsfjörður-Reykjafjörður Photo ofIngólfsfjörður-Reykjafjörður

    It's become difficult to persuade Icelanders to participate in traditional multi-day camping trips. This was a trip organised by my hiking club, Útivist, and we had hoped for far more participants than the three friends ...

  • Móskarðshnjúkar

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.56mi
    Elevation +
    2182f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofMóskarðshnjúkar Photo ofMóskarðshnjúkar Photo ofMóskarðshnjúkar

    This a truly great walk, we recommend using sticks and good shoes. It's worth checking the weather forecast, you'll be rewarded with great view and a much more enjoyable stay at the top. The peeks have great colors (...

    Mjög fín leið að fylgja, ef maður vill fá beinustu leið upp á aðalhnúkinn.
    Magnus Thor Torfason
  • Bólstaðahlíðarrétt

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    near Varmahlíð, Norðurland Vestra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.65mi
    Elevation +
    1552f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofBólstaðahlíðarrétt Photo ofBólstaðahlíðarrétt Photo ofBólstaðahlíðarrétt

    English below Deutsch unten Gangan hefst við Bólstaðahlíðarrétt. Þaðan er gömlum vegi fylgt að eyðibýlinu Þverárdalur, þar í gegnum hlið, í gegnum Þverárdal og síðan Kálfárdal meðfram Kálfárdalsá. Farið er yfir ánna ...

  • Tunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur

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    near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.73mi
    Elevation +
    2785f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofTunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur Photo ofTunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur Photo ofTunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur

    A hike into "Tungudalur" valley and up to "Tunguhvilftar" highlands. The track then goes towards "Tunguhorn". Great view appears from "Tunguhorn" out Önundarfjord. The track then goes into Ekkilsdalur, passing the two ...

  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.78mi
    Elevation +
    1050f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofIslandia: Skaftafell Sjónarnípa-Svartifoss-Sel Photo ofIslandia: Skaftafell Sjónarnípa-Svartifoss-Sel Photo ofIslandia: Skaftafell Sjónarnípa-Svartifoss-Sel

    Nice easy circular route leaving from the parking of Skaftafell. About 500m from the start of the route, take a small path to the right instead of following the main path towards Svartifoss. Note that at this point there...

  • near Hesteyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    25.93mi
    Elevation +
    3566f
    TrailRank
    51| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofIceland, Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Hesteyri to Latrar to Straumnes Photo ofIceland, Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Hesteyri to Latrar to Straumnes Photo ofIceland, Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Hesteyri to Latrar to Straumnes

    Day 1 = Hesteyri to Stakkadalur/Latrar. Struck out up the trail fairly late in afternoon. It was already drizzling, so we didn't stick around Hesteyri to explore. The hike was pretty simple. Routefinding is easy and the...

    I didn't go to the radar station. We just hiked to Latrar and spent the night and came back to Hesteyri. We saw at le...
    Traipse
  • near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.27mi
    Elevation +
    968f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo ofBrynjudasla waterfall hiking from Brynjudalsskógur 14.08.2021 Photo ofBrynjudasla waterfall hiking from Brynjudalsskógur 14.08.2021 Photo ofBrynjudasla waterfall hiking from Brynjudalsskógur 14.08.2021

    Very nice waterfall. 0 turists. Track to this place is almost invisible. Not many people going in this direction. Some trail was technically difficult, but if you are basically fit, you should do the trick.

  • Högnhöfði 09.10.2010

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    near Úþlíð, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.06mi
    Elevation +
    2165f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofHögnhöfði 09.10.2010 Photo ofHögnhöfði 09.10.2010 Photo ofHögnhöfði 09.10.2010

    Did this one with my brother in law, Hreiðar. Mt. Högnhöfði is close to mountain road F337 and only about 4km from Mt. Hlöðufell. We had very good weather calm, clear sky and about 10°C. View was outstanding and mountain...

    Just dit it like other trails
    Elvar
  • near Starmýri, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.94mi
    Elevation +
    1243f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofHVANNAGIL CANYON. JOKULSÁ I LÓNI RIVER. STAFAFELL Photo ofHVANNAGIL CANYON. JOKULSÁ I LÓNI RIVER. STAFAFELL Photo ofHVANNAGIL CANYON. JOKULSÁ I LÓNI RIVER. STAFAFELL

    Jökulsá i Lóni és un gran riu procedent de l'est de la gelera Vatnajökull. El seu curs baixa per un accidentat paisatge de Lonsöraefa abans d’arribar a formar un delta que acaba a Lónsvik. En el seu curs, rep l’aigua de ...

  • near Egilsstaðir, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.87mi
    Elevation +
    1007f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofIceland 04: Chasing Waterfalls - Hengifoss Photo ofIceland 04: Chasing Waterfalls - Hengifoss Photo ofIceland 04: Chasing Waterfalls - Hengifoss

    I parked the car in the parking lot and directly started going uphill. I took the trail on the right by crossing the bridge over the river. I will get back from the trail on the left. You can start from the left if you w...

  • near Seyðisfjörður, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.67mi
    Elevation +
    807f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSeyðisfjörður walk above town beautiful views Photo ofSeyðisfjörður walk above town beautiful views Photo ofSeyðisfjörður walk above town beautiful views

    Easy but beautiful walk above town with great views and waterfalls. If you stay here then certainly walk this walk. The only steep parts are the 50 meters after musical art monument Tsvingonur and two river beddings 300 ...

    Really great 2 hr walk above the port through beautiful countryside and great bird watching like black tailed godwit and...
    Pete Flynn 1
  • Iceland South - Fjallsárlón

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    near Jökulsárlón, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.69mi
    Elevation +
    312f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofIceland South - Fjallsárlón Photo ofIceland South - Fjallsárlón Photo ofIceland South - Fjallsárlón

    Iceland South - Route 1 - Fjallsárlón View of Fjallsárlón Glacier Lake Very easy. Great View. Fjallsárlón is a glacier lake at the south end of the Icelandic glacier Vatnajökull. Fjallsjökull which is part of the ...

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