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Distance

15.31 mi

Elevation gain

4,560 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

3,832 ft

Max elevation

3,596 ft

Trailrank

66 4.3

Min elevation

127 ft

Trail type

One Way

Moving time

6 hours 31 minutes

Time

9 hours 3 minutes

Coordinates

4363

Uploaded

August 9, 2018

Recorded

August 2018
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3,596 ft
127 ft
15.31 mi

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near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)

The walking trail Fimmvörðuháls, which starts at Skogarfoss and ends at Básar. This hike was surprisingly easy, with sunny weather almost all day. However, it is a long hike, and in the area between the glaciers, the weather can change fast. Highly recommended to be well prepared when going this hike, and to check the weather forecast.
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The bridge over Skógá

A good place to fill up your water.
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Báldvinsskáli to the left and Eyjafjallajökull in the background

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Goðahraun

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Móði, from top of Magni

One of the volcanic cones from the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption.
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Brattafön

One of the steepest parts of the hike.
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Morinsheiði

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1 comment

  • Photo of John P

    John P Aug 6, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    One of the best walks in Iceland, dramatic scenery, volcanic cones from the 2010 eruption, flowers, mountains and lots of waterfalls.

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