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near Eyvindarhólar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
This is one of Icelands most popular hiking tracks as the pass leads the traveler between the two glaciers Myrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull (both which have erupted recently).
This track uses a fairly good jeep track to gain altitute and ends up at Baldvinsskáli hut. From Baldvinsskáli there is approx another 100 m of altitude to the actual pass itself. Most of it not cycle-able so you have to carry the bike, but well worth it because from the top there is an easy ride to the new hills created during the eruption in 2010.
!!!Pls note: To get there its best to go the all the way up to the other hut(Fimmvörðuskáli) westwards to get to the volcano site. The old signs point to the old hiking track which makes you lose unneccesary altitude!!!
When you are back at the bridge over Skógá you have the choice of following the jeep track back down the same way or alternatively follow the singletrack down along the river which is much more fun and offers a fantastic view of countless waterfalls.
Mind the hikers - there can be alot of them.
Bring enough water. The rivers coming from the glaciers are quite murky and there are not so many streams along the way.
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