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The Best Hiking Trails in Reykjahlíð, Northeast (Iceland)

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Photo of Almannavegur yfir Ódáðahraun Photo of Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti Photo of Dyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4)
  • Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Drekagill-viti

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    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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  • 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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  • Askja walk

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    Distance
    1.80mi
    Elevation +
    171f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Askja walk Photo of Askja walk Photo of Askja walk

    I recorded only the return. Little walk beginning of August with close to 0C, snow and a little wind...

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  • Askja (Þorvaldstindur) no summit

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    Distance
    13.25mi
    Elevation +
    2815f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Askja (Þorvaldstindur) no summit Photo of Askja (Þorvaldstindur) no summit Photo of Askja (Þorvaldstindur) no summit

    We tried to get to the top of Þorvaldstindur (1516 m) mountain starting from Vikraborgir Car Park where people leave the car to get to viti. Unfortunately we had to turn around about 400 meters before the summit because ...

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  • Askja volcano round trip

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    Distance
    13.78mi
    Elevation +
    2333f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Askja volcano round trip Photo of Askja volcano round trip Photo of Askja volcano round trip

    The best trip in Áskja region started at Dreki campsite. Following the yellow sticks you climb up to Áskja caldera ridge. From this part is nice view to Herdubreid and you can see a lot of amazing rocky formations. From ...

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  • Distance
    10.78mi
    Elevation +
    886f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Herðubreið - Bræðrafell (Askja-Trail, day 1) Photo of Herðubreið - Bræðrafell (Askja-Trail, day 1) Photo of Herðubreið - Bræðrafell (Askja-Trail, day 1)

    Hiking-path from Thorsteinskáli to Bræðrafell-hut cross through the lavafield of Ódáðahraun. From the north-eastern foothill of Herðubreið I did not follow the marked path around the mountain, but walked directly to Bræð...

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  • Distance
    4.08mi
    Elevation +
    604f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Apollo landing roundtrip, Áskja volcano Photo of Apollo landing roundtrip, Áskja volcano Photo of Apollo landing roundtrip, Áskja volcano

    Trail to the places, where NASA tested lunar rover. Starting point is at the Dreki mountain hut. You have to go over the Drekagil bridge, turn left and follow the yellow sticks. Trail is well marked, the way back is foll...

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  • Hverir geotermal area round trip

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    Distance
    2.21mi
    Elevation +
    367f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Hverir geotermal area round trip Photo of Hverir geotermal area round trip Photo of Hverir geotermal area round trip

    Starting point is at Hverir car park. Through the hot mud spots you can follow the yellow stick to the Námafjall. From this point is nice "aerial" view to Hverir. Following the yellow stick you can finish the round trip ...

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  • Hverfell

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    Distance
    2.84mi
    Elevation +
    640f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Hverfell Photo of Hverfell Photo of Hverfell

    Amazing walk along the tephra ring of the Hverfell volcano. Breathtaking views of Lake Myvatn and Dimmuborgir lava field.

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  • Grjótagjá to Hverfjall

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    Distance
    1.63mi
    Elevation +
    95f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Grjótagjá to Hverfjall Photo of Grjótagjá to Hverfjall Photo of Grjótagjá to Hverfjall

    The trails starts on the parking lot of Grjótagjá. When crossing the street the path is found easily and leads through beautiful and scenic landscapes to Hverfjall visitor center and parking lot. When we did the hike it ...

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  • Dimmuborgir

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    Distance
    1.55mi
    Elevation +
    112f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Dimmuborgir Photo of Dimmuborgir Photo of Dimmuborgir

    Walk through the lava field of Dimmuborgir. The walk goes out of the best marked and easy trails and passes through arches and small caves but it is quite easy to follow.

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  • Hverfjall

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    Distance
    2.69mi
    Elevation +
    719f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Hverfjall Photo of Hverfjall Photo of Hverfjall

    Name: HverfjallStart time: 06/29/2014 15:25Finish time: 06/29/2014 17:09Distance: 4.3 km (01:44)Moving time: 00:59Average speed: 2.5 km/hAvg. Speed Mov.: 4.4 km/hMax. Speed: 7.8 km/hMinimum altitude: 288 mMaximum altitud...

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  • Gulfoss waterfall

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    Distance
    2.20mi
    Elevation +
    190f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo of Gulfoss waterfall Photo of Gulfoss waterfall Photo of Gulfoss waterfall

    Gulfoss waterfall is a waterfall that is part of the Golden Circle and it's easy to see why. This is one of the more impressive waterfalls in Iceland. Although it's not very tall, the size of the waterfall more than make...

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  • Hverir - myvatn geothermal site

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    Distance
    1.48mi
    Elevation +
    518f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo of Hverir - myvatn geothermal site Photo of Hverir - myvatn geothermal site Photo of Hverir - myvatn geothermal site

    Easy walk around the place, nice views fom the top. You may want to do it in the reverse direction compared to ours, as the way up was steep...

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