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  • Ernir 20.07.2010

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    near Kirkjubær, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.38mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 3.33
    Photo ofErnir 20.07.2010 Photo ofErnir 20.07.2010 Photo ofErnir 20.07.2010

    Ernir is opposite to the town Isafjordur. Best to do this one second half of the day I guess to have the sun in it´s best position, but not to late since then the town will be in shadow when you get up there. Little bit ...

    see my comment. ;-)
    TrekkingBaer
  • near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    36.53mi
    Elevation +
    5338f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofIceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork Photo ofIceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork Photo ofIceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork

    Day 1 = Landmannalaugar Park Trailhead to Hrafntinussker Hut. Do not start this trek without first visiting the hot springs at the park/trailhead. They're certain to be crowded, and many of the bathers chose to bathe au...

    Hi! Thanks for sharing! The trail is easy to follow and all the info is correct. We did it this July 2015 and had a b...
    Seneketh
    Yay! I did it! Your info was exactly what I found on the trail. I had better weather than you did in your experience, t...
    Traipse
    очень рекомендую, маршрут достаточно простой и очень живописный
    Avemondo
  • Hafnarfjall 22.04.2010

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    near Borgarnes, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.40mi
    Elevation +
    2454f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 4.84
    Photo ofHafnarfjall 22.04.2010 Photo ofHafnarfjall 22.04.2010 Photo ofHafnarfjall 22.04.2010

    First day of Summer according to Icelandic tradition. Anyway still kind of Winter looking and Icy on the top. Excellent weather though and a great view

    Thanks for this track. It was an amazing walk in the wintertime and it‘s, as you wrote easy except the last meters to th...
    Skorwider
    Thank you for uploading this wonderful trial! Today I enjoyed to follow your trail and it was excellent, with fantastic ...
    Schmetterling24
  • near Seyðisfjörður, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    1007f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofSeyðisfjörður do go chasing waterfalls Photo ofSeyðisfjörður do go chasing waterfalls Photo ofSeyðisfjörður do go chasing waterfalls

    Do go chasin' waterfalls Do not stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to. Nice walk top point detour not needed. Very good walk value for views and waterfalls. Last part of route to town as track was invisib...

    Oso polita
    ImanolEsnaola
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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.71mi
    Elevation +
    2572f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofReykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop Photo ofReykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop Photo ofReykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop

    First off, this is an amazing hike just 45min drive from Reykjavik, if you have the time, definitely do it. Start the hike at the Dalakaffi parking spot. I've seen people walk to the warm river in Flip-flops but for t...

    Good trail
    Jon Bjarnason
    Really nice hike! Went to the warm river by following the “tourist-highway” . Lovely to go back the other way around. Be...
    Andreas5800
    Great hike, it's a must for everyone.
    Norbert Zoho
  • Laugavegur - variant

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    near Skeiðflötur, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    33.66mi
    Elevation +
    6204f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.34
    Photo ofLaugavegur - variant Photo ofLaugavegur - variant

    When I was asked to upload the Laugavegur trail I found that although I've hiked this route often in recent years I have never actually followed the "official" trail over its entire length. Rather than stitch together a ...

    One of the most beautiful trails I've done. Everchanging, unique scenery, great trail planning. Weather conditions affe...
    partyzan
    yay!
    Problema
  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.74mi
    Elevation +
    778f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSkaftafell. Svartifoss - Sjónarsker - Sel Photo ofSkaftafell. Svartifoss - Sjónarsker - Sel Photo ofSkaftafell. Svartifoss - Sjónarsker - Sel

    Beautiful circular route in Skaftafell, in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park. The route goes first to the famous Svartifoss waterfall, later goes to Sjónarster hill, where there is a spectacular view. From t...

    With ice/snow the use of crampons is highly recommended
    Itapita
  • 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
  • Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.24mi
    Elevation +
    1178f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo ofSel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel Photo ofSel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel Photo ofSel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel

    This track starts at the school hut of the Junior College in Reykjavík; Menntaskólasetrið. It leads up the valley Grensdalur, where there are numerous hot springs, mud puds and colorful precipitation in the soil. The tra...

  • Iceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley

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    near Höfn, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.88mi
    Elevation +
    748f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo ofIceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley Photo ofIceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley Photo ofIceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley

    Iceland East - Snæfellsleið (F909) - Vatnsdalur Valley This valley is at the East side of Iceland, north of Snaefell Mountain. Starting point for hiking. Nice and easy hiking path if you have extra time after Snaefe...

  • near Staðastaður, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.95mi
    Elevation +
    3383f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo ofHólsfjall Tröllatindar: 07 NOV 2009 09:47 Photo ofHólsfjall Tröllatindar: 07 NOV 2009 09:47 Photo ofHólsfjall Tröllatindar: 07 NOV 2009 09:47

    Hiking in Snaefellsnes mountains with marvellus view over mountains to east and west plus glacier Snæfellsjökull (Snaefellsjokull). First 350 altitude upp steep hill but rather easy after that.

  • Þórðarhöfði

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    near Hofsós, Norðurland Vestra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.04mi
    Elevation +
    696f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo ofÞórðarhöfði Photo ofÞórðarhöfði Photo ofÞórðarhöfði

    [Català] Excursió cap a Þórðarhöfði. Només hi ha camí marcat al principi. Unes vistes excepcionals. És millor tornar pel tram d'anada (més al nord) que no pas pel què hi ha marcat perquè és millor zona. [English] R...

  • Tindastóll - Einhyrningur syðri

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    near Sauðárkrókur, Norðurland Vestra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.40mi
    Elevation +
    2523f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofTindastóll - Einhyrningur syðri Photo ofTindastóll - Einhyrningur syðri Photo ofTindastóll - Einhyrningur syðri

    English below Deutsch unten Ekið af vegi 744 vestan við bæinn Skarð upp með Hraksíðuá að norðan. Ganga hefst við bílastæði, þar er gönguleiðarskilti. Á leiðinni eru hlið sem mikilvægt er að loka aftur. Gengið er efti...

  • 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 Ás, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    17.02mi
    Elevation +
    4806f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofOk volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18) Photo ofOk volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18) Photo ofOk volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18)

    The Ok is a typical shield volcano with a very wide base compared to its height. This basically means that you have to walk a lot to get to the top, although the slopes are normally very gentle. The steepest part of this...

  • Skaftafell, Kristínartindar

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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.37mi
    Elevation +
    2835f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofSkaftafell, Kristínartindar Photo ofSkaftafell, Kristínartindar Photo ofSkaftafell, Kristínartindar

    Great hike with fantastic views of the Skaftafell and Morsar glaciers and of the Svartifoss waterfall. The S5 and S3 parts of the trail is moderate. However, the S4 part of the trail is difficult and probably not for sui...

  • Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil

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    near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.89mi
    Elevation +
    1667f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofIceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil Photo ofIceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil Photo ofIceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil

    Road from Vik - Route 1 - Route 214 Parking - Camping Thakgil - Þakgil Start here many walking trials with view on Katla Volcano and Myrdalsjokull Glacier

    We started the hike a bit before Þakgil. Beautiful mountains, but cloudy so we didn't see the glacier.
    joeljons
  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.69mi
    Elevation +
    873f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.92
    Photo ofHveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike Photo ofHveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike Photo ofHveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike

    Source: afar.com ICELANDIC HOT SPRING RIVER HIKE The town of Hveragerdi, 40 minutes west of Reykjavik is known for it's intense geothermal activity. I read online (thanks wikitravel) that about an hour's hike north o...

    Great experience in the snow. Got quite lucky with the weather, clear sky. May be quite tricky if visibility isn't good.
    Fen Ferreira
    Super cadre de rando ! Et la fin avec le baignade est super !!
    Pohu
    Great hike, with a hot bath in the river...just arrive early to be alone
    Trodonski
  • Jökulsárlón hike

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    near Jökulsárlón, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.82mi
    Elevation +
    95f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofJökulsárlón hike Photo ofJökulsárlón hike Photo ofJökulsárlón hike

    Jökulsárlón ( literally "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake aft...

    Straight forward. A hike away from the crowds
    Maroun Habib
  • Fimmvordúhals Part 1

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.37mi
    Elevation +
    2264f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofFimmvordúhals Part 1 Photo ofFimmvordúhals Part 1 Photo ofFimmvordúhals Part 1

    Amazing hiking between Skogafoss and Thorsmork. We walked 1/3 of the way due to weather conditions, - heavy rain and fog, etc. Park the car close to the breath-taking Skogafoss waterfall and simply follow the track th...

    Top !!! Nice views .
    vandammeh
  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.00mi
    Elevation +
    1923f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofHengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur Photo ofHengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur Photo ofHengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur

    This trail starts at Sleggubeinadalur near geothermal plant at Hellisheiði. It takes you up Húsmúli to Skeggi or Vörðu-Skeggi, the highest peak in the Hengill area, 803 meters high. The trail has sticks to show you the c...

    Skemmtileg leið, auðvelt að flygja trackinu.
    Annasiggaarnar
  • near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.32mi
    Elevation +
    1001f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofLandmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda Photo ofLandmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda Photo ofLandmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda

    The hike to the summit of Brennisteinsalda is breathtaking, passing through fields of volcanic rock and sulphuric steam vents-all surrounded by mountains of yellow, red, blue, and green. I captured some video every ha...

    Bonito lugar en un paramo desolado de Islandia
    Angaragon
    Realice la ruta con la información proporcionada en el centro de visitantes. Fácil excepto una subida q se complica por ...
    Angeles VP
    Climbing up is rather easy however you'd better have trekking poles and good shoes to climb down, there was a 30-40 mete...
    burakbayhan
  • Trippaskál

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    near Varmahlíð, Norðurland Vestra (Ísland)
    Distance
    15.19mi
    Elevation +
    3005f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo ofTrippaskál Photo ofTrippaskál Photo ofTrippaskál

    Total moving time: ~7 hours Total time: ~9 hours English below Deutsch unten Leiðin hefst við þjóðveg 1 þar sem hægt er að leggja bíl. Áfram er haldið eftir kindagötum meðfram ánni inn dalinn. Á leiðinni eru flei...

  • Skaftafell

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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.90mi
    Elevation +
    1001f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofSkaftafell Photo ofSkaftafell Photo ofSkaftafell

    Skaftafell National Park was a national park, situated between Kirkjubæjarklaustur, typically referred to as Klaustur, and Höfn in the south of Iceland. On 7 June 2008, it became a part of the larger Vatnajökull National...

    Good trail
    sverrir

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