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Photo of Hellismannaleid trail ( Hellismannaleið ) Rjupnavellir - Landmannalaugar Photo of The Laugavegur Trail ( Landmannalaugar - Porsmork ) Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Básar)
  • near Stóri Núpur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    34.82mi
    Elevation +
    6637f
    TrailRank
    77| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Hellismannaleid trail ( Hellismannaleið ) Rjupnavellir - Landmannalaugar Photo of Hellismannaleid trail ( Hellismannaleið ) Rjupnavellir - Landmannalaugar Photo of Hellismannaleid trail ( Hellismannaleið ) Rjupnavellir - Landmannalaugar

    Hellismannaleid ( Hellismannaleið ) trail aprox. 55 km from Rjupnavellir Cottages to Landmannalaugar Hut. Not so famost like Laugavegur Trail so during all walk we saw 2 another hikers. Rjupnavellir Cottages you can reac...

    Apart from the one river crossing requiring removal of your boots and trousers the route is pretty easy. For much of it ...
    John P
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  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    34.19mi
    Elevation +
    6214f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 4.22
    Photo of The Laugavegur Trail ( Landmannalaugar - Porsmork ) Photo of The Laugavegur Trail ( Landmannalaugar - Porsmork ) Photo of The Laugavegur Trail ( Landmannalaugar - Porsmork )

    aprox. 55 km from Landmannalaugar Hut to Langidalur Hut (or Volcano Huts). The most crowded trail on Iceland (200 person / per day) don't miss small (4km ) beautiful detour to Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon : Markarfljótsg...

    Trail what " must hike" in Iceland ... once. Better to spend time hiking in Fjallabak area .
    slawomir chojecki
    The most famous trails of Iceland. Mountains, gorges, lakes, hot springs, lava flows, snow fields, volcanoes, waterfalls...
    John P
    Caminos bien señalizados, etapas asequibles, dependiendo de la carga que debas llevar ya que en los refugios sólo hay ag...
    gmg1956
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  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    15.31mi
    Elevation +
    4560f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 4.17
    Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Básar) Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Básar) Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Básar)

    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 wea...

    Takk, nýtti mér ferilinn.
    konradgylfason
    One of the best walks in Iceland, dramatic scenery, volcanic cones from the 2010 eruption, flowers, mountains and lots o...
    John P
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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.66mi
    Elevation +
    1677f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021 Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021 Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021

    Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021. In the lower parts, right next to the lava, there were quite a lot of suffocating gases. Wind blows hot air. However It's worth visiting this place. Short video from this tra...

    He realizado esta ruta a finales de Agosto y hay una gran diferencia, ya que el camino anterior ha sido cubierto por el ...
    JLyC
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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.76mi
    Elevation +
    1417f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater

    Paying a visit to the Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir) is a must-do during your presence in Iceland. At least as long as the volcano is in activity. Having said that, the question is: which way to go? Since the ...

    In early September, this is still the best option. Thanks for the alternative way back to the car park - it was great to...
    xabierx
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  • near Valpjofsstaðir, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.45mi
    Elevation +
    768f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Islandia: Stuðlagil Canyon- Stuðlafoss Photo of Islandia: Stuðlagil Canyon- Stuðlafoss Photo of Islandia: Stuðlagil Canyon- Stuðlafoss

    Spanish and English translation El cañon de Stuðlagil en el valle Jökuldalur es uno de los paisajes mas impresionantes que se pueden encontrar en Islandia. Sus formaciones de columnas basálticas hasta hace poco aún es...

    Ganas de ir. Gracias por toda la descripción y las fotos.
    Alfsmith
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  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    56.95mi
    Elevation +
    12536f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Laugavegur Trail + Rjúpnafell peak + Fimmvörðuháls Trail (Landmannalaugar - Þórsmörk - Skógafoss) (August 2018) Photo of Laugavegur Trail + Rjúpnafell peak + Fimmvörðuháls Trail (Landmannalaugar - Þórsmörk - Skógafoss) (August 2018) Photo of Laugavegur Trail + Rjúpnafell peak + Fimmvörðuháls Trail (Landmannalaugar - Þórsmörk - Skógafoss) (August 2018)

    First of all, let me give you an example of why very comprehensive plans are many times worthless in Iceland's highlands: I hiked these trails in August 2018. My first plan was to start hiking as soon as I arrived at La...

    Very Good Description
    Radi
    Great trail, nice overview and point of interest descriptions
    jgg5158
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  • near Starmýri, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.78mi
    Elevation +
    866f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo of Islandia: Hvannagil Canyon via Raftagil Canyon Photo of Islandia: Hvannagil Canyon via Raftagil Canyon Photo of Islandia: Hvannagil Canyon via Raftagil Canyon

    Bonita ruta circular disfrutando de paisajes espectaculares. Esta versión por el cañon de Raftagil es mas corta que la ruta original que sale desde Stafafell. Para llegar al inicio de la ruta salimos de la Ring Road sigu...

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  • Esja upp að stein

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    1880f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Esja upp að stein Photo of Esja upp að stein Photo of Esja upp að stein

    Fun and easy walk with dog and 9yo. Did not go all the way to the top because of the dog since there is a bit of climbing there.

    Easy nice walk.
    wapniaki w drodze
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  • near Árneshreppur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    19.54mi
    Elevation +
    3461f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo of Meyjará to Reykjafjörður via Hrolleifsborg Photo of Meyjará to Reykjafjörður via Hrolleifsborg Photo of Meyjará to Reykjafjörður via Hrolleifsborg

    We had tried to do this the year before but after camping on Hrolleifsborgarháls in really bad weather had given up and descended to Reykjafjörður in fog. This time the weather cooperated. We might have been able to c...

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  • Vestrahorn, Iceland

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    near Höfn, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.60mi
    Elevation +
    1995f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo of Vestrahorn, Iceland Photo of Vestrahorn, Iceland Photo of Vestrahorn, Iceland

    Vestrahorn, Iceland Trail starts easily, through the Viking Village (built as a film set) and along the beach. Gets harder as you go up the hill, lots of spongy moss! The steep descent is the hard part, over "scree" (lo...

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  • near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.30mi
    Elevation +
    2723f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo of Korpudalur - Kroppstaðarskál - Þverdalur Photo of Korpudalur - Kroppstaðarskál - Þverdalur Photo of Korpudalur - Kroppstaðarskál - Þverdalur

    A hike up to Kroppstaðarskál from Korpudalur Hi Hostel. Then up to the mountaintop "Bæjarfjall" above Korpudalur, in to the highlands and passes down into Þverdalur valley. Then circles back to Korpudalur HI Hostel.

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  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    33.46mi
    Elevation +
    4682f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Laugavegurinn Trail (Landmannalaugar-Hrafntinnusker-Álftavatn-Émstrur-Langidalur) Photo of Laugavegurinn Trail (Landmannalaugar-Hrafntinnusker-Álftavatn-Émstrur-Langidalur) Photo of Laugavegurinn Trail (Landmannalaugar-Hrafntinnusker-Álftavatn-Émstrur-Langidalur)

    The famous Laugavegurinn Trail. Surely, one of the most beautiful hiking trail in the world in an amazing country. This is the complete tracklog. Day tracks are here: Day 1: Laugavegurinn: Landmannalaugar ->...

    Es una ruta amb un paissatge molt diversificat, Volcans, glaciars, deserts, canyons, rierols glaciars, rius calents, cre...
    bejenaru.a
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  • Látrabjarg 19.07.2010

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    near Hvallátur, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.50mi
    Elevation +
    2205f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010 Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010 Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010

    Walking on the edge of Latrabjarg up to the "peak" is a kind of labor work. But one can enjoy wathcing the birds and sheep hanging in the clifs. Amazing to see the sheep risk their lives for a mouthfull of, what must be ...

    It is a nice walk indeed and very simple to follow... The further you get away from the tourist parking space, the fewer...
    Thore
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  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.75mi
    Elevation +
    1125f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Skaftafell Sel - Svartifoss - Sjónarnípa Photo of Skaftafell Sel - Svartifoss - Sjónarnípa Photo of Skaftafell Sel - Svartifoss - Sjónarnípa

    A 3-4 hours easy loop leads to the turf-farm Sel, the Sjónarsker view point, Svartifoss and then the Sjónarnípa view point. It is possible to use alternative paths and adapt the trail with the weather.

    Bonita ruta, bello paisaje mis felicitaciones.
    #Raptor962
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  • near Varmahlíð, Norðurland Vestra (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.31mi
    Elevation +
    1224f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Skagafjordur: Bolugil waterfalls and canyon Photo of Skagafjordur: Bolugil waterfalls and canyon Photo of Skagafjordur: Bolugil waterfalls and canyon

    The "Bólugil canyon" is located 18 km south east off Varmahlíð, in the Skagafjordur. The waterfall is visible from the circular road 1. It is a beautiful gorge where the river Bóluá falls from about 180m height and sh...

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  • near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    13.45mi
    Elevation +
    2631f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Heiðaskarð and Hestskarð from Korpudal HI Hostel Photo of Heiðaskarð and Hestskarð from Korpudal HI Hostel Photo of Heiðaskarð and Hestskarð from Korpudal HI Hostel

    Amazing hike around the mountain "Hestur". The hike goes up "Korpudalur" valley through the old trade route "Álftarfjarðarheiði". At the top the trail goes behind "Hestur" mountain, through the opening "Hestsskarð" and d...

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  • near Eyvindarhólar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    15.21mi
    Elevation +
    3845f
    TrailRank
    54| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Þórsmörk) Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Þórsmörk) Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Þórsmörk)

    The popular trail between Skogar and Thorsmork over Fimmvorduhals. Takes you through the magnificent waterfalls in Skógá and up between two glaciers, through the brand new lava from the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull ...

    Debido a las condiciones meteorológicas esta ruta puede ser muy fácil o imposible (frio, viento, hielo, erupciones...)
    Saltacamberas
    This trail is a good goal for anyone that's interested in walking/hiking.
    hulda2002
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  • near Sauðárkrókur, Norðurland Vestra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.70mi
    Elevation +
    2028f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of Sauðárkrókur - Mount Tindastóll (995m) Photo of Sauðárkrókur - Mount Tindastóll (995m) Photo of Sauðárkrókur - Mount Tindastóll (995m)

    The Tindastóll mountain range is a kinda iconic summit (alt. 990m) extending for 18km along the coast on the western side of the Skagafjordur Bay. Located in the North of the town Sauðárkrókur, its climbing is rather eas...

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  • near Árneshreppur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    33.20mi
    Elevation +
    3054f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of Reykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður Photo of Reykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður Photo of Reykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður

    I had originally intended this to be a longer hike from Látravík but the weather was atrocious so I "jumped ship" in Reykjafjörður and hiked south from there. In fact the temperature dropped to 1.5° the first evening - w...

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  • Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake

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    near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.35mi
    Elevation +
    1453f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake Photo of Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake Photo of Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake

    A hike through the valleys over Hóll in Önundarfjord. The path goes up to the first valley named "Hvestur" from the road, then along the mountain following a sheep track. It passes the second valley "Litlidalur" and thro...

    What a great hike with an amazing view at the top. Quite a struggle at the start, but well worth it. No markings, need t...
    LorenzVdV
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  • near Horn, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.83mi
    Elevation +
    1719f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 4.22
    Photo of Hornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur Photo of Hornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur Photo of Hornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur

    I did this trip in end of July 2013 starting at the Hornvik camp site and ending up at the “camp site” in Veidileysufjördur where the boat pick up / drop off is. The hike starts at sea level, goes over a pass at 519 mete...

    We did this trail july 2020. The weather was kind of OK in the beginning (fog, little wind), but as we started ascending...
    baabek
    Trails are getting better since this was first logged. Volunteers have built more cairns, markers, bridges, etc.
    karljam
    Very beatiful trail!
    @summit
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