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  • 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
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  • 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 ...

  • Ring Road (R1), Iceland, day 3

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    near Hvolsvöllur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    57.77mi
    Elevation +
    5095f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofRing Road (R1), Iceland, day 3 Photo ofRing Road (R1), Iceland, day 3 Photo ofRing Road (R1), Iceland, day 3

    02/08/2022 Iceland road trip, on the Ring Road, day 3. Land of waterfalls and ice. Description later... 1-Seljalandsfoss On the road we have beautiful sight of Etjafallajökull (🏔1660mts) 2- Stop at a 'magical cave' 3- S...

  • A trip to Gljúfrasteinn

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    near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    25.27mi
    Elevation +
    1450f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofA trip to Gljúfrasteinn Photo ofA trip to Gljúfrasteinn Photo ofA trip to Gljúfrasteinn

    Gljúfrasteinn was the home of our Nobel Price winner in Literature 1955, Halldór Laxnes. The house was converted into a museum, where the author´s mome is preserved just as it was when he lived and worked there. We biked...

  • 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...

  • Ring Road Iceland, day 4

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    near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    105.35mi
    Elevation +
    5745f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofRing Road Iceland, day 4 Photo ofRing Road Iceland, day 4 Photo ofRing Road Iceland, day 4

    From Vík í Mýrdal , driving back to Sólheimasandur and then along the Ring Road all the way to Kirkjubæjarklaustur. 1- Solheimasandur Plane Wreck. The remains of the 1973 United States Navy DC plane ate still on the bla...

  • Ring Road (R1), Iceland, day 5

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    50.75mi
    Elevation +
    6919f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofRing Road (R1), Iceland, day 5 Photo ofRing Road (R1), Iceland, day 5 Photo ofRing Road (R1), Iceland, day 5

    04/08/2022 Iceland road trip, on the Ring Road, day 5 From Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Skaftafell Campground, Vatnajökull National Park. The day I could feel the mountain by climbing it and taking time for a 20kms hike and fo...

  • 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 Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    283.34mi
    Elevation +
    18681f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo ofSnæfellsnes peninsula in one (long) day from Reykjavík Photo ofSnæfellsnes peninsula in one (long) day from Reykjavík Photo ofSnæfellsnes peninsula in one (long) day from Reykjavík

    Snæfellsnes is my favorit part of iceland . You will find here waterfalls, glacier, nice cliffs, seals , a lot of birds , hot pots and many many more interesting things. You can see all peninsula in one (long) day from R...

  • 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 ...

  • 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
  • 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

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