The Best Trails in Þingvellir, IS.03 (Iceland)

6 trails

  • Leggjabrjótur

    Cross Country Ski
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    Distance
    9.85mi
    Elevation +
    1640f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofLeggjabrjótur

    Leggjabrjótur ("Breakleg Pass") connected the western part of Iceland with the site of the early Parliament at Þingvellir. The name is said to reflect the likelihood of horses (not men) breaking their legs on the rough t...

  • Ármannsfell

    Alpine Climbing
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    Distance
    7.41mi
    Elevation +
    1834f
    TrailRank
    27

    Located just north of Þingvellir, Ármannsfell offers views of that region as well as the Kaldidalur area and the glaciers north of there. If you can arrange transportation doing the hike this way is ideal - otherwise you...

  • Búrfell í Þingvallasveit

    Alpine Climbing
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    Distance
    7.98mi
    Elevation +
    2290f
    TrailRank
    27

    Iceland has dozens of mountains named "Búrfell" - some say it has something to do with the shape, they all tend to be squat and broad-shouldered. If you use this track then by all means use the return version - on the as...

  • Syðsta-Súla

    Alpine Climbing
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    Distance
    8.98mi
    Elevation +
    3694f
    TrailRank
    26

    While the traditional ascent is along the ridgeline, our guide felt that in view of the snow still lying on the mountain and lack of equipment it would be safer to hook around the mountain and approach it up the valley t...

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  • Distance
    1.05mi
    Elevation +
    230f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofThingvellir - On the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Photo ofThingvellir - On the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Photo ofThingvellir - On the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    Easy trail starting at Thingvellir's (parliament) visitor center, goes through part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that separates America from Euro-Asia. The waypoint shows the probably the only place in the world where you c...

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