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near Starmýri, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
Nice circular route enjoying spectacular landscapes. This version through the Raftagil canyon is shorter than the original route that leaves from Stafafell. To get to the starting point of the route, leave the Ring Road following the indication Graenahlid. You have to drive a couple of km along this gravel road, we went in a normal car. Park next to a country house with the name Fellshamar (see photos). From there walk about 200m along the road until you see on the right the Raftagil ravine. Enter the ravine following a narrow path on the left of the ravine. Follow the course of the creek, from time to time you have to wade the small river. The canyon is beautiful with much vegetation. Arriving at a waterfall leave the ravine, climbing up untill you reach the path that comes from Stafafell. From there the path is marked with wooden sticks or stone mounds. Upon reaching the Hvannagil Canyon you can enjoy from the viewpoint the breathtaking views of this colorful canyon. Begin the descent to the canyon. There you follow the course of the river that you will have to wade on a couple of occasions, in our case in summer there was little flow and it could be done without problems. At the exit of the canyon you arrive at the gravel road that takes you back to the place where you left the car, passing through an area with many summer houses.