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  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.23mi
    Elevation +
    3465f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.56
    Photo ofHiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar Photo ofHiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar Photo ofHiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar

    Mon Jul 14 2014 Hiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar The hike starts and ends at the Skaftafell campsite. During the first half, you have an amazing view of the glacier. The last part...

    Fabulous trail
    Geoff Fisher
    My son and I hike this trail, June 28th 2018. It took us 5 hours to get to the top and 4 hours back, we did the loop cou...
    Dana Auman
    Realice la ruta con la información proporcionada en el centro de visitantes. Pendiente contunuada de subida que se lleva...
    Angeles VP
  • near Víðirhóll, Nordur-Tingeyjarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.73mi
    Elevation +
    1063f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo ofDettifoss & Selfoss (waterfall/cascadas) Photo ofDettifoss & Selfoss (waterfall/cascadas) Photo ofDettifoss & Selfoss (waterfall/cascadas)

    [EN]Easy hike that first visits the breathtaking waterfall called Dettifoss and goes on up to the smaller but not less impressive Selfoss waterfall. [ES]Ruta fàcil que pasa por la cascada Dettifoss (enorme) y continua...

  • near Hvolsvöllur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.64mi
    Elevation +
    3018f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofÞríhyrningur Mountain (Thríhyrningur) (30-09-2018) Photo ofÞríhyrningur Mountain (Thríhyrningur) (30-09-2018) Photo ofÞríhyrningur Mountain (Thríhyrningur) (30-09-2018)

    þríhyrningur means "three peaks mountain" in Islandic, due to the three main peaks on its top. There is a marked path leading to the top, starting from the parking lot at the end of the road (see waypoint). However, I ca...

    Magnifique vue sur les volcans et les îles Vestmann avec une journée bien ensoleillée et un ciel dégagé.
    Guytou31
  • near Húsavík, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    31.40mi
    Elevation +
    2339f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofBláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi Photo ofBláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi Photo ofBláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi

    This is a route from the whale watching town of Húsavík to Ásbyrgi, where there are many hikes in the Jökulsárgljufur National park. The first section is along a quiet tarmac road leading to a geothermal power station, i...

    I followed John's tracks for my first solo multi day hike. It was quite cold with strong winds and occasional snow in Ju...
    Yako!
    Great photos. Looks like a wonderful hike. Well done.
    Bruce Bundt
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  • Landmannalaugar-Skógar

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    near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    53.50mi
    Elevation +
    11427f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofLandmannalaugar-Skógar Photo ofLandmannalaugar-Skógar Photo ofLandmannalaugar-Skógar

    Hiked the Laugavegur trail (Landmannalaugar - Þórsmörk) and Fimmvörðuháls (Þórsmörk - Skógar) in four days. The first day from Landmannalaugar to Álftavatn was pretty tough as we took a detour to Háskerðingur on the way....

    Last 3 days of a bigger trek (Myvatn - Skogar) realised in late august 2011, this path looked crowded to us due to the l...
    tgruson
  • Skaftafell National Park

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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.33mi
    Elevation +
    2566f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofSkaftafell National Park Photo ofSkaftafell National Park Photo ofSkaftafell National Park

    Skaftafell National Park was established in 1967, but nowadays is a part of the Vatnajökull National Park, since 2008. We followed a short and easy trail from the Skaftafell Visitor Center towards the waterfall Svartifos...

  • Ásbyrgi

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    near Kópasker, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.83mi
    Elevation +
    735f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofÁsbyrgi Photo ofÁsbyrgi Photo ofÁsbyrgi

    ÁsbyrgiStart time: 06/28/2014 12:29Finish time: 06/28/2014 15:42Distance: 9.4 km (03:12)Moving time: 02:03Average speed: 2.9 km/hAvg. Speed Mov.: 4.6 km/hMax. Speed: 7.3 km/hMinimum altitude: 15 mMaximum altitude: 132 mA...

  • Skógafoss - Básar (Thórsmörk)

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    15.87mi
    Elevation +
    3399f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofSkógafoss - Básar (Thórsmörk) Photo ofSkógafoss - Básar (Thórsmörk) Photo ofSkógafoss - Básar (Thórsmörk)

    28.07.2016 - This is an update of earlier versions of the same track as published by others (eg, Ferrran7) to reflect the changes in track location after the substantial track upgrades recently made (works still ongoing)...

  • near Seyðisfjörður, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.87mi
    Elevation +
    1070f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofSeyðisfjörður Do go chasin' waterfalls Part 2 south side Photo ofSeyðisfjörður Do go chasin' waterfalls Part 2 south side Photo ofSeyðisfjörður Do go chasin' waterfalls Part 2 south side

    Great track withgood with value for hiking ratio. lovely waterfalls and scenery. Even better that the Do go chasin' waterfalls part one Turned back for fog/clouds and no lunch for the kids(10+12) before reaching the lake

    Wonderful hiking trail!
    jlandzaad
  • near Tungufell, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.55mi
    Elevation +
    2247f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofRoundtrip to Kerlingafjall highest summit Snaekollur Photo ofRoundtrip to Kerlingafjall highest summit Snaekollur Photo ofRoundtrip to Kerlingafjall highest summit Snaekollur

    Half of this trail is unmarked. Starting point is on Hveradalir car park. You have to go down to Hveradalir hot springs, turn left and follow the marked trail to Kerling. After 200 m you turn left to unmarket path which ...

    Thanks for sharing this track! We have done it on Sep 12 2020 with fastastic wheather. As hiking trails ins Iceland are ...
    Networker
  • Bjarnarhafnarfjall 24.04.2010

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    near Bjarnarhöfn, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.04mi
    Elevation +
    1926f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofBjarnarhafnarfjall 24.04.2010 Photo ofBjarnarhafnarfjall 24.04.2010 Photo ofBjarnarhafnarfjall 24.04.2010

    Fantastic trip, for the last km I was accompanied by a young eagle playing in the sky along with a falcon and few ravens. At the top two more eagles joined the party. In 2003 there were 57 pairs of eagles in Iceland so o...

  • Hvalfell 20.03.2010

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    near Miðsandur, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.41mi
    Elevation +
    3333f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofHvalfell 20.03.2010 Photo ofHvalfell 20.03.2010 Photo ofHvalfell 20.03.2010

    If anybody downloads this track for use I would be thankful if the same could pick up my ice-axe on the way down, it´s probably somewhere 1/4 on the way to the canyon from the top. It´s gray, of black diamond type. pleas...

  • near Ás, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    21.75mi
    Elevation +
    4439f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofHike around Strútur Mountain, Iceland (19-03-2018) Photo ofHike around Strútur Mountain, Iceland (19-03-2018) Photo ofHike around Strútur Mountain, Iceland (19-03-2018)

    This was a very long hike (35 km) because I started it from Húsafell. To make this hike shorter you can park the car at the beginning of the road F578 (next to the information panels) or by the farm Kalmanstunga (see way...

  • Skaftafell

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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.47mi
    Elevation +
    1178f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofSkaftafell Photo ofSkaftafell Photo ofSkaftafell

    Name: SkaftafellStart time: 07/01/2014 14:39Finish time: 07/01/2014 17:13Distance: 7.2 km (02:34)Moving time: 01:56Average speed: 2.8 km/hAvg. Speed Mov.: 3.7 km/hMax. Speed: 13.1 km/hMinimum altitude: 70 mMaximum altitu...

  • Helgrindur 26.06.2010

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    near Búðir, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.73mi
    Elevation +
    3310f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofHelgrindur 26.06.2010 Photo ofHelgrindur 26.06.2010 Photo ofHelgrindur 26.06.2010

    Weather forecast was excellent, clear sky, calm and nice temperature, we got two out of three so the summit was cloudy. The track is defected since we had an accident on the way down and I stopped my Garmin and forgot to...

  • Glymur Waterfall

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    near Saurbaer, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.84mi
    Elevation +
    1457f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofGlymur Waterfall Photo ofGlymur Waterfall Photo ofGlymur Waterfall

    This route is located in the south west part of Iceland (you need to take road 47 before Grundartangi if you're coming from the north), and it will allow you to discover the Glymur Waterfall, maybe one of the most exciti...

    Preciosa aunque la cascada es lo de menos. No tuvimos que cruzar el río descalzos porque era agosto y pudimos saltar de ...
    Elenabalrod
  • near Tungufell, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.92mi
    Elevation +
    2602f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofKerlingarfjöll: Ásgardur - Mænir around - Ásgardur Photo ofKerlingarfjöll: Ásgardur - Mænir around - Ásgardur Photo ofKerlingarfjöll: Ásgardur - Mænir around - Ásgardur

    Hike around Maenir to two geothermal areas (Hverabotn and Hveradalir) Start at Ásgardur hut and cross the bridge at campsite. Follow the footpath upp the ridge. After stepping down a small valley and ascending again you...

  • Helgrindur: 27 AUG 2011 10:11

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    near Búðir, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.52mi
    Elevation +
    3297f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofHelgrindur: 27 AUG 2011 10:11 Photo ofHelgrindur: 27 AUG 2011 10:11 Photo ofHelgrindur: 27 AUG 2011 10:11

    Hiking in fairly good wether, little fog at the top and some rain. I am ranking this as Very difficult, but could be avoided by taking track around the "rock walls" we went down.

  • Hekla 10.10.2010

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    near Hlíðarendi, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.88mi
    Elevation +
    3707f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofHekla 10.10.2010 Photo ofHekla 10.10.2010 Photo ofHekla 10.10.2010

    Went today to the Gateway to Hell, other name Mt. Hekla. Started off from Reykjavik aroun 6 am and it took us about 2hrs. to drive to the place where the hiking started. Hekla has been erupting with appr. 10 years interv...

  • near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    2.67mi
    Elevation +
    751f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofIceland 03: Chasing waterfalls - Múlagljúfur Canyon Photo ofIceland 03: Chasing waterfalls - Múlagljúfur Canyon Photo ofIceland 03: Chasing waterfalls - Múlagljúfur Canyon

    I was the first to arrive at the place. There is a free parking zone. It was very early, cold, and you could see the frost on the grass. From the minute you start your hike, it is an uphill in the middle of a very beauti...

  • near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    2.89mi
    Elevation +
    646f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofIceland 02: Chasing waterfalls - Svartifoss Photo ofIceland 02: Chasing waterfalls - Svartifoss Photo ofIceland 02: Chasing waterfalls - Svartifoss

    It is easy to get to the parking as usual. Keep your car in the designated parking lot for small vehicles and start your hike uphill. There are several info boards at the beginning of the trail. The more you go uphill, t...

  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.73mi
    Elevation +
    2861f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofGrænihryggur from Halldorsgil / next to Kirkjufell Photo ofGrænihryggur from Halldorsgil / next to Kirkjufell Photo ofGrænihryggur from Halldorsgil / next to Kirkjufell

    A marked trail begins right next to road. There's no designated car park, just traces of cars parking on the side of the road. The trail is well marked and leads through a very diverse terrain. Views are more than just a...

  • Fimvordúhals Skógar -Thórsmork

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    14.18mi
    Elevation +
    3802f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofFimvordúhals Skógar -Thórsmork Photo ofFimvordúhals Skógar -Thórsmork Photo ofFimvordúhals Skógar -Thórsmork

    Stunning and challenging 1-day-route between Skógar and Thórsmork, in the south of Iceland. When approaching the hut it was full of snow. Better walk it with rakets or ar least rainproof protection for your feet. Nice tr...

    Finalmente, hice la ruta desde Volcano Huts. Primer tramo de subida cómoda hasta Basar. Después, alguna duda en el tramo...
    Myri78

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