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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    1.99mi
    Elevation +
    46f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofHEIM - Reykjavik historical statues (EN) Photo ofHEIM - Reykjavik historical statues (EN) Photo ofHEIM - Reykjavik historical statues (EN)

    The walk between statues in Reykjavik can be described as a walk through a mixture of European and Icelandic art history. Most of the artists were educated in art schools on the mainland of Europe and it shows in their w...

  • Ring Road (R1), Iceland, day 6

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    near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    176.14mi
    Elevation +
    12415f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofRing Road (R1), Iceland, day 6 Photo ofRing Road (R1), Iceland, day 6 Photo ofRing Road (R1), Iceland, day 6

    Iceland road trip, on the Ring Road, day 6 From Skaftafell Camping site to Egilsstadir. 1- Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon: we took a boat tour into the lagoon 2- The Diamond Beach Description asap

  • 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

  • Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad

    Off Road
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    near Laugarvatn, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    40.40mi
    Elevation +
    5440f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofSkjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad Photo ofSkjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad Photo ofSkjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad

    3 Super jeeps offroad whole way to the top Skjaldbreiđur 1060m hight. Super adventure with great companny 4x4 enthusiasts. Thanks to Axel, best offroad driver in Selfoss. Video from this trip: https://www.youtube.com/...

  • Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð

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    near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.55mi
    Elevation +
    722f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofInnstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð Photo ofInnstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð Photo ofInnstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð

    Nice little track with good climbs, flowy singletrack and technical downhill section at the end. Start from the parking lot at Sleggjubeinaskarð and head back on the tarmac towards the main powerplant. Soon after take a...

    The downhill part in the end has been ruined, the path has been modified for hikers with stairs and steps so the flow is...
    Andrea Sigurðardóttir
    Interesting area and nice track but the final downhill with steep abrupt sections and loose grit looked a bit too scary ...
    mieva
    Surprising range of diversity in terms of trail material in only 14km. Gravel roads to quite technical rocky sections, m...
    Larusarni
  • Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Rauðamelur, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.91mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofHafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11 Photo ofHafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11 Photo ofHafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11

    Great hike at Hafursfell and suprising view and walking after narrow trail. Wold be ranked as Moderate if you skip peak 2 (Stillur).

  • 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
  • Snæfellsjökull traverse

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Ólafsvík, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.99mi
    Elevation +
    4751f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSnæfellsjökull traverse Photo ofSnæfellsjökull traverse Photo ofSnæfellsjökull traverse

    I've wanted to do this for a long time - and then I went ahead and did it :-) We had been having a heat wave for days, the temperature hovered around 20°C and there was no wind. Luckily I had plenty of liquids because...

    Hey! Thank you so much for sharing this track. Could you please tell us the current state of the road? Is it feasible wi...
    elius94

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