The Best Trails in Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Iceland)

10 trails

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Photo of Eiríksjökull Photo of Langjökull Photo of Langjokulsvegur-Geitlandsjokull-Icecave
  • Eiríksjökull

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    Alpine Climbing
    Distance
    4.70mi
    Elevation +
    3885f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofEiríksjökull Photo ofEiríksjökull

    A fairly easy hike - the trick is getting to the trailhead, this requires a serious 4x4 truck. I've shown the location of cairns along the way - these can help in poor visibity. Note that Eiríksjökull is an ice cap - tho...

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  • Þórisdalur

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    Hiking
    Distance
    13.87mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    28

    Þórisdalur separates the Þórisjökull icecap from the main body of the Langjökull icecap. It is completely barren but despite this the hike is worth the effort (which is considerable - it's a long stretch). I'd give it an...

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  • Strútur

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    Alpine Climbing
    Distance
    5.17mi
    Elevation +
    2159f
    TrailRank
    26| Rating 5.0

    Located in the upper reaches of the Borgarfjörður region, Strútur is a smallish, cone shaped mountain which affords wonderful views of the ice capped Eiríksjökull and the NW part of the Kaldidalur area. Needless to say, ...

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  • Langjökull

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    Off Road
    Distance
    44.71mi
    Elevation +
    4022f
    TrailRank
    25
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    My first winter trip through the Icelandic highlands by 4x4 was quite an adventure. The temperature, even up on the icecap, was above freezing, everything was turning to slush (and this in January!). Out of the 8 or so c...

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  • Geitlandsjökull

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    Backcountry Ski
    Distance
    8.26mi
    Elevation +
    2070f
    TrailRank
    25

    After having tried to come at this icecap from the other direction (over Prestahnjúkur) in really bad weather during the winter, this time we decided to use skis and start at the Jaki lodge. Beautiful weather, perfect sk...

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  • Hádegishnjúkur

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    Alpine Climbing
    Distance
    9.83mi
    Elevation +
    2825f
    TrailRank
    22

    The spring of 2007 saw us engaged in a campaign to conquear those Book peaks (i.e. peaks listed in the book "Icelandic Mountains - Hiking Trails to 151 Summits") which lie in the Kaldidalur area. On this beautiful day it...

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  • Prestahnjúkur

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    Alpine Climbing
    Distance
    2.73mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    15

    After an abortive earlier attempt a couple of years ago (in winter - we got blown off the mountain!) we revisited Prestahnjúkur ("Priests' Peak") determined to succeed. The weather was wonderful and the ascent easy thoug...

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