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  • Almannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    40.12mi
    Elevation +
    1998f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Almannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun Photo of Almannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun Photo of Almannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun

    No water no clear path no people not so many good places for tent the idea of ​​this hike + cairns numbers taken from book : Ingvar Teitsson - Almannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun

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  • Hólshyrna

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    near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.09mi
    Elevation +
    2251f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Hólshyrna Photo of Hólshyrna Photo of Hólshyrna

    Hólshyrna is the characteristic moutain for Siglufjörður, right in the bottom of the fjord, between the two valleys Skútudalur to the east and Hólsdalur to the west. We start the hike at the parking lot just in front of ...

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  • near Húsavík, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    31.40mi
    Elevation +
    2339f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Bláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi Photo of Bláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi Photo of Bláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi

    This is a route from the whale watching town of Húsavík to Ásbyrgi, where there are many hikes in the Jökulsárgljufur National park. The first section is along a quiet tarmac road leading to a geothermal power station, i...

    I followed John's tracks for my first solo multi day hike. It was quite cold with strong winds and occasional snow in Ju...
    Yako!
    Great photos. Looks like a wonderful hike. Well done.
    Bruce Bundt
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  • MÚLAKOLLA

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    near Ólafsfjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.16mi
    Elevation +
    2894f
    TrailRank
    41| Rating 5.0
    Photo of MÚLAKOLLA Photo of MÚLAKOLLA Photo of MÚLAKOLLA

    The hike starts at the parking at Brimnes. We follow the river Brimnesá on the right hand side (keep to the south of the river). Today we had so much good snow to walk on that we could go more or less straight to Gvendar...

    very nice hike scenic and difficult
    unnsteinn sigurgeirs
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  • Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.43mi
    Elevation +
    2316f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti Photo of Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti Photo of Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti

    A marked track leading from the Dreki-hut westward over the massif Dyngjufjöll to the caldera of Askja. Descending from the mountain you have a fascinating view over Öskjuvatn and Víti. In summer 2014 this path was tempo...

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  • near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.88mi
    Elevation +
    79f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Dyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4) Photo of Dyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4) Photo of Dyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4)

    The track leads from Dyngjufell-hut to Botni; at the beginning on a marked jeep-track through an area of grey ash and pebbles, later over expanded fields of Pāhoehoe-Lava, where it is sometimes hard to find the track, wh...

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  • near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.99mi
    Elevation +
    679f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Askja - Dyngjufell (Askja-Trail, day 3) Photo of Askja - Dyngjufell (Askja-Trail, day 3) Photo of Askja - Dyngjufell (Askja-Trail, day 3)

    This trail starts at Askja-parking (Vikraborgir), crosses the Askja caldera, climbs up to the pass Jónsskarð. After the pass the way proceeds down to Dyngufell-hut, leads over several terraces, broad snowfields, boulders...

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  • Dreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009

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    near Skútustaðir, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.02mi
    Elevation +
    2241f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Dreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009 Photo of Dreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009 Photo of Dreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009

    Hiking from FÍ hut Dreki over the mountains "Dyngjufjöll" with great view over Öskjuvatn and Askja. Hiked to Víti and from there to the parking lot.

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  • Circle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss

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    near Víðirhóll, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.89mi
    Elevation +
    610f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Circle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss Photo of Circle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss Photo of Circle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss

    Circle hike starting at Dettifoss, along the river to Hafragilsfoss and a bit further. Returning part not at the river but further inland (very "bleak" atmosphere). The part alongside the river is part of the hike Dettif...

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  • near Ólafsfjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.16mi
    Elevation +
    2923f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of HVANNDALIR-GJAIN-FOSSDALUR-KLEIFAR Photo of HVANNDALIR-GJAIN-FOSSDALUR-KLEIFAR Photo of HVANNDALIR-GJAIN-FOSSDALUR-KLEIFAR

    This is the last trail of a three days hike from Siglufjörður via Siglunes, Nesdalur, Pútuskörð, Víkurbyrða, Hvanndalir, Gjáin, Fossdalur to Kleifar in Ólafsfjörður. There are two ways to pass the mountains that surround...

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  • Reykjaheiði

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    near Dalvík, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.65mi
    Elevation +
    2671f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Reykjaheiði Photo of Reykjaheiði Photo of Reykjaheiði

    This trail begins in Böggvistaðadalur, Dalvík and leads to the bottom of the valley, over mountain pass Heiðarskarð and down Heiðardalur valley ending on mountain road Lágheiði. There are two rivers to wade, otherwise th...

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  • near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    13.36mi
    Elevation +
    2864f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Nesskriður - Siglunes - Nesdalur - Kálfskarð Photo of Nesskriður - Siglunes - Nesdalur - Kálfskarð Photo of Nesskriður - Siglunes - Nesdalur - Kálfskarð

    The hike starts at the mouth of the Skútuá-river, close to the end of the airstrip. After about 1 km the path leads to the Evanger ruins, a herring factory and a cluster of houses, that was ruined in an avalanche 1919. T...

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  • near Stafn, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    13.89mi
    Elevation +
    384f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Botni - Sellandafjall (Askja-Trail, day 5) Photo of Botni - Sellandafjall (Askja-Trail, day 5) Photo of Botni - Sellandafjall (Askja-Trail, day 5)

    The track leads from Botni-hut to Sellandafjall and (the following day) further on to Myvatn. After leaving the hut in north-west direction, following the river Suðurá, you leave the marked path to Svartakot after about ...

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  • Siglunes

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    near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    14.65mi
    Elevation +
    2910f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Siglunes Photo of Siglunes Photo of Siglunes

    This hike starts at the bottom of Siglufjörður. We follow the eastern shoreline to the lighthouse in Selvík. The path to the lighthouse passes the ruins of the Evanger herring factory that was destroyed in an avalanche 1...

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  • Bakrangi 13.04.2011

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    near Laxamýri, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.33mi
    Elevation +
    2418f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Bakrangi 13.04.2011 Photo of Bakrangi 13.04.2011 Photo of Bakrangi 13.04.2011

    This mountain has many names, I´ve heard they´re up to 14, all depending upon from where you´re looking at it. Few to be named are Galti (seen from the ocean), Ógöngufjall (seen from east), Bakrangi (north west) Bæjarfja...

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  • Vesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle

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    near Skinnastaður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.61mi
    Elevation +
    499f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Vesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle Photo of Vesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle Photo of Vesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle

    This is more a walk than a hike. Starting at the parking place of Vesturdalur, going south along the river. The "excursion" of descend to Karl og Kerling is quite steep but nor required. The rest of the track is quite fl...

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  • Drekagill-viti

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.41mi
    Elevation +
    2047f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Drekagill-viti Photo of Drekagill-viti Photo of Drekagill-viti

    Extraordinary walk with outstanding views, geological spots (hotspots, sulfuric steams...) The path is marked all way with yellow sticks. Not recommended if foggy days. Beware of steep slopes

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  • Dimmuborgir - Hverfjall one way

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.68mi
    Elevation +
    299f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Dimmuborgir - Hverfjall one way Photo of Dimmuborgir - Hverfjall one way Photo of Dimmuborgir - Hverfjall one way

    Short walk from Dimmuborgir car park to Hverfjall. Ascent to Hverfjall is little bit difficult, easy way to the ridge is from the opposit side.

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  • Botnaleið Sigló-Fljót

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    near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.03mi
    Elevation +
    2218f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Botnaleið Sigló-Fljót Photo of Botnaleið Sigló-Fljót Photo of Botnaleið Sigló-Fljót

    Starting at the water reserve area in Hólsdalur Siglufjörður, we follow the river Blekkilsá up to a sort of basin in the mountain slope, called Botnar. Today there was snow there although we're well into August. We conti...

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  • near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    13.15mi
    Elevation +
    863f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Bræðrafell - Askja/Dreki (Askja-Trail, day 2) Photo of Bræðrafell - Askja/Dreki (Askja-Trail, day 2) Photo of Bræðrafell - Askja/Dreki (Askja-Trail, day 2)

    From Bræðrafell following the marked path to Askja. In the beginning you have to cross several blocklava-flows; if it rains that's rather exhausting. Later you walk through an desertic area of aa-lava, boulders and dust,...

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  • near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.61mi
    Elevation +
    1558f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Skarðsdalur - Dalaskarð - Skjaldargil Photo of Skarðsdalur - Dalaskarð - Skjaldargil Photo of Skarðsdalur - Dalaskarð - Skjaldargil

    The hike starts at the ski area in Skarðsdalur. We walk up the ski slopes and head north of Siglufjarðarskarð-mountainpass. Above the end of the uppermost skilift we continue north to a terrace in the landscape called Gr...

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  • City walk Akureyri

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    near Akureyri, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.06mi
    Elevation +
    1047f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of City walk Akureyri Photo of City walk Akureyri Photo of City walk Akureyri

    Akureyri is considered the northern capital of Iceland and is the third largest city in Iceland with more than eighteen thousand inhabitants. This walk actually consists of two parts. The first part goes through the main...

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  • Husavikurfjall from Husavik

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    near Húsavík, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.77mi
    Elevation +
    1552f
    TrailRank
    34| Rating 3.84
    Photo of Husavikurfjall from Husavik Photo of Husavikurfjall from Husavik Photo of Husavikurfjall from Husavik

    Easy walk to the summit of Husavikurfjall starting from the town of Husavik, from the Whale Museum to be more precise. About half of the way, just after we get to the gravel road, there is a signpost indicating the tw...

    Einfache Wanderung mit herrlichem Ausblick. Am Anfang der Route, die der Autor nach unten gegangen ist nach oben folgen,...
    Phlippi
    Op 1 punt klopt de route niet; het pad bestaat niet meer, daardoor lastig te vinden, wel alternatief pad ook in de route...
    cmwalhof
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  • near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    19.03mi
    Elevation +
    2346f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Iceland Trek - Day 01 - (2016-08-13) - From North To South Photo of Iceland Trek - Day 01 - (2016-08-13) - From North To South Photo of Iceland Trek - Day 01 - (2016-08-13) - From North To South

    It's part of a 20 days hike. Beware it's not the normal north south Iceland Hike. It's mostly offtrail, there are one extremly difficult river to cross and 20km on a glacier. There are a few dangers, I put tag on the tr...

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