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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 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 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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  • 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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  • Högnhöfði 09.10.2010

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    near Úþlíð, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.06mi
    Elevation +
    2165f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Högnhöfði 09.10.2010 Photo of Högnhöfði 09.10.2010 Photo of Högnhöfði 09.10.2010

    Did this one with my brother in law, Hreiðar. Mt. Högnhöfði is close to mountain road F337 and only about 4km from Mt. Hlöðufell. We had very good weather calm, clear sky and about 10°C. View was outstanding and mountain...

    Just dit it like other trails
    Elvar
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  • near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    36.53mi
    Elevation +
    5338f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Iceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork Photo of Iceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork Photo of Iceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork

    Day 1 = Landmannalaugar Park Trailhead to Hrafntinussker Hut. Do not start this trek without first visiting the hot springs at the park/trailhead. They're certain to be crowded, and many of the bathers chose to bathe au...

    Hi! Thanks for sharing! The trail is easy to follow and all the info is correct. We did it this July 2015 and had a b...
    Seneketh
    Yay! I did it! Your info was exactly what I found on the trail. I had better weather than you did in your experience, t...
    Traipse
    очень рекомендую, маршрут достаточно простой и очень живописный
    Avemondo
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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.71mi
    Elevation +
    2572f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop

    First off, this is an amazing hike just 45min drive from Reykjavik, if you have the time, definitely do it. Start the hike at the Dalakaffi parking spot. I've seen people walk to the warm river in Flip-flops but for t...

    Good trail
    Jon Bjarnason
    Really nice hike! Went to the warm river by following the “tourist-highway” . Lovely to go back the other way around. Be...
    Andreas5800
    Great hike, it's a must for everyone.
    Norbert Zoho
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  • Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.24mi
    Elevation +
    1178f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel

    This track starts at the school hut of the Junior College in Reykjavík; Menntaskólasetrið. It leads up the valley Grensdalur, where there are numerous hot springs, mud puds and colorful precipitation in the soil. The tra...

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  • Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil

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    near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.89mi
    Elevation +
    1667f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil Photo of Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil Photo of Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil

    Road from Vik - Route 1 - Route 214 Parking - Camping Thakgil - Þakgil Start here many walking trials with view on Katla Volcano and Myrdalsjokull Glacier

    We started the hike a bit before Þakgil. Beautiful mountains, but cloudy so we didn't see the glacier.
    joeljons
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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.69mi
    Elevation +
    873f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.92
    Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike

    Source: afar.com ICELANDIC HOT SPRING RIVER HIKE The town of Hveragerdi, 40 minutes west of Reykjavik is known for it's intense geothermal activity. I read online (thanks wikitravel) that about an hour's hike north o...

    Great experience in the snow. Got quite lucky with the weather, clear sky. May be quite tricky if visibility isn't good.
    Fen Ferreira
    Super cadre de rando ! Et la fin avec le baignade est super !!
    Pohu
    Great hike, with a hot bath in the river...just arrive early to be alone
    Trodonski
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  • Fimmvordúhals Part 1

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.37mi
    Elevation +
    2264f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Fimmvordúhals Part 1 Photo of Fimmvordúhals Part 1 Photo of Fimmvordúhals Part 1

    Amazing hiking between Skogafoss and Thorsmork. We walked 1/3 of the way due to weather conditions, - heavy rain and fog, etc. Park the car close to the breath-taking Skogafoss waterfall and simply follow the track th...

    Top !!! Nice views .
    vandammeh
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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.00mi
    Elevation +
    1923f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur Photo of Hengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur Photo of Hengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur

    This trail starts at Sleggubeinadalur near geothermal plant at Hellisheiði. It takes you up Húsmúli to Skeggi or Vörðu-Skeggi, the highest peak in the Hengill area, 803 meters high. The trail has sticks to show you the c...

    Skemmtileg leið, auðvelt að flygja trackinu.
    Annasiggaarnar
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  • near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.32mi
    Elevation +
    1001f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Landmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda Photo of Landmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda Photo of Landmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda

    The hike to the summit of Brennisteinsalda is breathtaking, passing through fields of volcanic rock and sulphuric steam vents-all surrounded by mountains of yellow, red, blue, and green. I captured some video every ha...

    Bonito lugar en un paramo desolado de Islandia
    Angaragon
    Realice la ruta con la información proporcionada en el centro de visitantes. Fácil excepto una subida q se complica por ...
    Angeles VP
    Climbing up is rather easy however you'd better have trekking poles and good shoes to climb down, there was a 30-40 mete...
    burakbayhan
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  • Landmannalaugar-Skógar

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    near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    53.50mi
    Elevation +
    11427f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Landmannalaugar-Skógar Photo of Landmannalaugar-Skógar Photo of Landmannalaugar-Skógar

    Hiked the Laugavegur trail (Landmannalaugar - Þórsmörk) and Fimmvörðuháls (Þórsmörk - Skógar) in four days. The first day from Landmannalaugar to Álftavatn was pretty tough as we took a detour to Háskerðingur on the way....

    Last 3 days of a bigger trek (Myvatn - Skogar) realised in late august 2011, this path looked crowded to us due to the l...
    tgruson
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  • Skógafoss - Básar (Thórsmörk)

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    15.87mi
    Elevation +
    3399f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Skógafoss - Básar (Thórsmörk) Photo of Skógafoss - Básar (Thórsmörk) Photo of Skógafoss - Básar (Thórsmörk)

    28.07.2016 - This is an update of earlier versions of the same track as published by others (eg, Ferrran7) to reflect the changes in track location after the substantial track upgrades recently made (works still ongoing)...

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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.29mi
    Elevation +
    2556f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 3.33
    Photo of Hveragerði - Reykjadalur - Ölkelduháls - Nesjavellir Photo of Hveragerði - Reykjadalur - Ölkelduháls - Nesjavellir Photo of Hveragerði - Reykjadalur - Ölkelduháls - Nesjavellir

    I did this hike with a group of hikers called Vesen & Vergangur early october 2015. The trail will guide you through a extremely hot and colorful area. There is a possibility to take a bath in a warm lake after just abou...

    Mjög falleg leið
    Bryndis Einarsdóttir
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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.86mi
    Elevation +
    2464f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hveragerði - Hellisheiði - Hellisheiðarvirkjun Photo of Hveragerði - Hellisheiði - Hellisheiðarvirkjun Photo of Hveragerði - Hellisheiði - Hellisheiðarvirkjun

    This is a 17 km. hike from Hveragerði to Sleggjubeinsdalur, home to the geothermal power plant Hellisheiðarvirkjun, through a geothermally active area. There are hot spring creeks that are ideal for bathing in on the tra...

    Mjög skemmtileg leið fjölbreytt og krefjandi
    agusta.jonsdottir
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