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Photo of Islandia: Hvannagil Canyon via Raftagil Canyon Photo of Islandia: Stuðlagil Canyon- Stuðlafoss Photo of Vestrahorn, Iceland
  • near Starmýri, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.78mi
    Elevation +
    866f
    TrailRank
    80| Rating 5.0
    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...

    Ruta muy bonita y facil de seguir. Nos tuvimoz que descalzar unas cuantas veces jajajaja. Gracias por compartir. Saludos...
    D@bid
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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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  • 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 Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.75mi
    Elevation +
    1125f
    TrailRank
    56| 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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  • Stórurð - loop trail

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    near Bakkagerði, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.98mi
    Elevation +
    3127f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Stórurð - loop trail Photo of Stórurð - loop trail Photo of Stórurð - loop trail

    We connected two of the trails to Stroud to form a loop. total distancve : 14,5 km . The last two kilometers you have to walk along an asphalt road

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  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.78mi
    Elevation +
    1050f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Islandia: Skaftafell Sjónarnípa-Svartifoss-Sel Photo of Islandia: Skaftafell Sjónarnípa-Svartifoss-Sel Photo of Islandia: Skaftafell Sjónarnípa-Svartifoss-Sel

    Nice easy circular route leaving from the parking of Skaftafell. About 500m from the start of the route, take a small path to the right instead of following the main path towards Svartifoss. Note that at this point there...

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  • Iceland South - Fjallsárlón

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    near Jökulsárlón, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.69mi
    Elevation +
    312f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Iceland South - Fjallsárlón Photo of Iceland South - Fjallsárlón Photo of Iceland South - Fjallsárlón

    Iceland South - Route 1 - Fjallsárlón View of Fjallsárlón Glacier Lake Very easy. Great View. Fjallsárlón is a glacier lake at the south end of the Icelandic glacier Vatnajökull. Fjallsjökull which is part of the ...

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  • Iceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley

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    near Höfn, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.88mi
    Elevation +
    748f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Iceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley Photo of Iceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley Photo of Iceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley

    Iceland East - Snæfellsleið (F909) - Vatnsdalur Valley This valley is at the East side of Iceland, north of Snaefell Mountain. Starting point for hiking. Nice and easy hiking path if you have extra time after Snaefe...

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  • near Starmýri, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.94mi
    Elevation +
    1243f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of HVANNAGIL CANYON. JOKULSÁ I LÓNI RIVER. STAFAFELL Photo of HVANNAGIL CANYON. JOKULSÁ I LÓNI RIVER. STAFAFELL Photo of HVANNAGIL CANYON. JOKULSÁ I LÓNI RIVER. STAFAFELL

    Jökulsá i Lóni és un gran riu procedent de l'est de la gelera Vatnajökull. El seu curs baixa per un accidentat paisatge de Lonsöraefa abans d’arribar a formar un delta que acaba a Lónsvik. En el seu curs, rep l’aigua de ...

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  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.74mi
    Elevation +
    778f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Skaftafell. Svartifoss - Sjónarsker - Sel Photo of Skaftafell. Svartifoss - Sjónarsker - Sel Photo of Skaftafell. Svartifoss - Sjónarsker - Sel

    Beautiful circular route in Skaftafell, in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park. The route goes first to the famous Svartifoss waterfall, later goes to Sjónarster hill, where there is a spectacular view. From t...

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  • near Seyðisfjörður, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.67mi
    Elevation +
    807f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Seyðisfjörður walk above town beautiful views Photo of Seyðisfjörður walk above town beautiful views Photo of Seyðisfjörður walk above town beautiful views

    Easy but beautiful walk above town with great views and waterfalls. If you stay here then certainly walk this walk. The only steep parts are the 50 meters after musical art monument Tsvingonur and two river beddings 300 ...

    Really great 2 hr walk above the port through beautiful countryside and great bird watching like black tailed godwit and...
    Pete Flynn 1
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  • Skaftafell, Kristínartindar

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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.37mi
    Elevation +
    2835f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Skaftafell, Kristínartindar Photo of Skaftafell, Kristínartindar Photo of Skaftafell, Kristínartindar

    Great hike with fantastic views of the Skaftafell and Morsar glaciers and of the Svartifoss waterfall. The S5 and S3 parts of the trail is moderate. However, the S4 part of the trail is difficult and probably not for sui...

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  • Skaftafell

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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.90mi
    Elevation +
    1001f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Skaftafell Photo of Skaftafell Photo of Skaftafell

    Skaftafell National Park was a national park, situated between Kirkjubæjarklaustur, typically referred to as Klaustur, and Höfn in the south of Iceland. On 7 June 2008, it became a part of the larger Vatnajökull National...

    Good trail
    sverrir
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  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.23mi
    Elevation +
    3465f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.56
    Photo of Hiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar Photo of Hiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar Photo of Hiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar

    Mon Jul 14 2014 Hiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar The hike starts and ends at the Skaftafell campsite. During the first half, you have an amazing view of the glacier. The last part...

    Fabulous trail
    Geoff Fisher
    My son and I hike this trail, June 28th 2018. It took us 5 hours to get to the top and 4 hours back, we did the loop cou...
    Dana Auman
    Realice la ruta con la información proporcionada en el centro de visitantes. Pendiente contunuada de subida que se lleva...
    Angeles VP
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  • Jökulsárlón hike

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    near Jökulsárlón, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.82mi
    Elevation +
    95f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Jökulsárlón hike Photo of Jökulsárlón hike Photo of Jökulsárlón hike

    Jökulsárlón ( literally "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake aft...

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  • near Seyðisfjörður, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    1007f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Seyðisfjörður do go chasing waterfalls Photo of Seyðisfjörður do go chasing waterfalls Photo of Seyðisfjörður do go chasing waterfalls

    Do go chasin' waterfalls Do not stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to. Nice walk top point detour not needed. Very good walk value for views and waterfalls. Last part of route to town as track was invisib...

    Oso polita
    ImanolEsnaola
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  • Skaftafell

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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.47mi
    Elevation +
    1178f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Skaftafell Photo of Skaftafell Photo of Skaftafell

    Name: SkaftafellStart time: 07/01/2014 14:39Finish time: 07/01/2014 17:13Distance: 7.2 km (02:34)Moving time: 01:56Average speed: 2.8 km/hAvg. Speed Mov.: 3.7 km/hMax. Speed: 13.1 km/hMinimum altitude: 70 mMaximum altitu...

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  • near Seyðisfjörður, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.87mi
    Elevation +
    1070f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Seyðisfjörður Do go chasin' waterfalls Part 2 south side Photo of Seyðisfjörður Do go chasin' waterfalls Part 2 south side Photo of Seyðisfjörður Do go chasin' waterfalls Part 2 south side

    Great track withgood with value for hiking ratio. lovely waterfalls and scenery. Even better that the Do go chasin' waterfalls part one Turned back for fog/clouds and no lunch for the kids(10+12) before reaching the lake

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  • Skaftafell National Park

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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.33mi
    Elevation +
    2566f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Skaftafell National Park Photo of Skaftafell National Park Photo of Skaftafell National Park

    Skaftafell National Park was established in 1967, but nowadays is a part of the Vatnajökull National Park, since 2008. We followed a short and easy trail from the Skaftafell Visitor Center towards the waterfall Svartifos...

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  • Bjolfur Circle

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    near Seyðisfjörður, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.98mi
    Elevation +
    2467f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Bjolfur Circle Photo of Bjolfur Circle Photo of Bjolfur Circle

    A beautiful day hike. Quite long and some furting may be required (depending on weather). The return trip is along a road, with luck you can hitchhike back to the town. After the lake, I lost the official trail for a whi...

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  • Hrútsfjallstindar - maí 2017

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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    14.19mi
    Elevation +
    6604f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Hrútsfjallstindar - maí 2017 Photo of Hrútsfjallstindar - maí 2017 Photo of Hrútsfjallstindar - maí 2017

    One of most spectacular hiking route in Iceland that should only be done under guidance of experts glacier guides. Great hike in great weather and conditions. We manage to climb Hátindur, Miðtindur and Vesturtindur but S...

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  • Iceland Skaftafell 31-AUG-11

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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.40mi
    Elevation +
    1224f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Iceland Skaftafell 31-AUG-11 Photo of Iceland Skaftafell 31-AUG-11 Photo of Iceland Skaftafell 31-AUG-11

    Wonderfull place, plenty of waterfalls and wonderful views, even of the magnificient Skaftafeljokul, for us bad lucky due to the floggy weather of that day. Many tracks to do in the area

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  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.97mi
    Elevation +
    299f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Iceland, Skaftafell Park, Skaftafell C.G. to Foot of Glacier Photo of Iceland, Skaftafell Park, Skaftafell C.G. to Foot of Glacier Photo of Iceland, Skaftafell Park, Skaftafell C.G. to Foot of Glacier

    This is nothing more than an easy stroll from the Park Center and Campground to the foot of the nearest glacier. The path is paved for most of the way, making it easy for people with difficulty walking or for parents ...

    Great for up close view of a glacier without a lot of trouble. I'd skip the natural history guide that you can rent - I ...
    Traipse
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  • Stafafell Jökulsa River Trail

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    near Höfn, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.94mi
    Elevation +
    417f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Stafafell Jökulsa River Trail Photo of Stafafell Jökulsa River Trail Photo of Stafafell Jökulsa River Trail

    The trail leaves from the camp site and follows the Jökulsá river. It is reasonably well marked until the first canyon, but then we lost track of it. At the campsite there was a notice that this is a new trail and they a...

    A really lovely walk - I saw no one else whatsoever. I mixed it up a bit by climbing on to a ridge path at the end which...
    Andrewdenty
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  • Mulagljufur

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    near Jökulsárlón, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.41mi
    Elevation +
    1053f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Mulagljufur Photo of Mulagljufur Photo of Mulagljufur

    From the parking lot, the trail starts on the left at the dam of the glacier river. Soon it forks, you take the left path uphill. Shortly after that a small creek comes up which you can easily jump over. Later there i...

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