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Distance

8.29 mi

Elevation gain

863 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

1,033 ft

Max elevation

1,556 ft

Trailrank

57 4.2

Min elevation

851 ft

Trail type

One Way
  • Photo of Marardalur
  • Photo of Marardalur
  • Photo of Marardalur
  • Photo of Marardalur
  • Photo of Marardalur
  • Photo of Marardalur

Time

2 hours 13 minutes

Coordinates

990

Uploaded

June 5, 2012

Recorded

June 2012
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1,556 ft
851 ft
8.29 mi

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near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)

Why bother with Moab? This route is quite technical and a lot of fun. There's a bit of hiking and carrying involved (nothing too dramatic) but instead you are rewarded with a spectacular view and some very unique grippy sand-stone on the top.
You start from the road to Nesjavellir on the top of the first hill and follow the jeep track up the hill and later the wooden sticks that mark the hiking path. You can follow the sticks more or less all the way. When you finally hit bottom again follow the single track north back to where you left the car.
Remember a spare tube ;)

More info about the route are available here (in Icelandic): http://www.or.is/media/PDF/Leid_1.pdf

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3 comments

  • Photo of Larusarni

    Larusarni Aug 12, 2012

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Technically demanding and scenic. The said sandstone is truly grippy and fun to ride.

  • ManyRevolutions Aug 29, 2015

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Great ride along the tops. Sandstone section are good fun. Beware that the ride back along the valley is on sand shingle farm track that is not so buzzy - you can of course turn around and ride the ridgeline back... (recommended)

  • Photo of Ballenapez

    Ballenapez Aug 30, 2015

    There is another version of this track called "Snaran", also to be found on Wikiloc
    It basically goes back over the mountains but with a really cool twist. Its a much more fun route even though it requires a bit of hike and bike. But it's worth it

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