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Photo of Volcano Eruption at Fimmvörðuháls Iceland 01.04.2010 Photo of Iceland F622 Photo of Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad
  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    16.34mi
    Elevation +
    2060f
    TrailRank
    57| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Volcano Eruption at Fimmvörðuháls Iceland 01.04.2010 Photo of Volcano Eruption at Fimmvörðuháls Iceland 01.04.2010 Photo of Volcano Eruption at Fimmvörðuháls Iceland 01.04.2010

    Awesome trip to Fimmvörðuháls where volcanic activity is ongoing these days. Took a jeep by Extreme Iceland ( http://www.extremeiceland.is/ ) up Myrdalsjökull glacier and to the eruption. Magnificent weather and view, w...

    Impressive photos. Should be a great experience to be there when that happened. Thanks for sharing. -Fred
    Freddy Klinger
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  • Iceland F622

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    near Bíldudalur, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    32.77mi
    Elevation +
    4193f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Iceland F622 Photo of Iceland F622 Photo of Iceland F622

    Nicknamed one of the world’s most dangerous roads! Great fun! Watch out for baby chicks on the track in the summer! Only possible at low tide!

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  • Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad

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    near Laugarvatn, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    40.40mi
    Elevation +
    5440f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad Photo of Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad Photo of Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad

    3 Super jeeps offroad whole way to the top Skjaldbreiđur 1060m hight. Super adventure with great companny 4x4 enthusiasts. Thanks to Axel, best offroad driver in Selfoss. Video from this trip: https://www.youtube.com/...

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  • Lakagigar (Craters of Laki)

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    78.29mi
    Elevation +
    6883f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Lakagigar (Craters of Laki) Photo of Lakagigar (Craters of Laki) Photo of Lakagigar (Craters of Laki)

    Note that the difficulty depends a lot on the weather and water level situation. There are several rivers to cross. Best is to check the road conditions with the information center in Kirkjubæjarklaustur they are very he...

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  • Faxasund

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    18.21mi
    Elevation +
    2110f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Faxasund Photo of Faxasund Photo of Faxasund

    This track starts softly in lava sand and ends with a rocky section. Don't underestimate the soft sands as well as the climbing section(s). You'll need diff lock and low gear. In the "along the river" section there is on...

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  • Askja and Holuhraun Drive

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    142.92mi
    Elevation +
    4058f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Askja and Holuhraun Drive Photo of Askja and Holuhraun Drive Photo of Askja and Holuhraun Drive

    Askja is a caldera situated in a remote part of the central highlands of Iceland. The name Askja refers to a complex of nested calderas within the surrounding Dyngjufjöll mountains, which rise to 1,510 m (4,954 ft), askj...

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  • near Laugarvatn, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    54.99mi
    Elevation +
    3087f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Route 550 The Kaldidalsvegur and Hallmundarhraun Lava Field Photo of Route 550 The Kaldidalsvegur and Hallmundarhraun Lava Field Photo of Route 550 The Kaldidalsvegur and Hallmundarhraun Lava Field

    The Kaldidalsvegur is the shortest of the highland tracks traversing the Highlands of Iceland, therefore the nickname "highlands for beginners". Its name derives from the valley it crosses: kaldidalur means "cold dale/va...

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  • Iceland South - Eldgjá, Ófærufoss

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    26.81mi
    Elevation +
    413f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Iceland South - Eldgjá, Ófærufoss Photo of Iceland South - Eldgjá, Ófærufoss Photo of Iceland South - Eldgjá, Ófærufoss

    From Route 1 until Eldgjá, Ófærufoss Situated between Landmannalaugar and Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Eldgja is the largest volcanic canyon in the world, 270m deep, 600m at its widest and around 40 km long. The canyon lies par...

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  • Iceland South - Laki

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    29.14mi
    Elevation +
    2418f
    TrailRank
    37| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Iceland South - Laki Photo of Iceland South - Laki Photo of Iceland South - Laki

    Iceland South - Route 1 - Route 206 - Route F206 Laki or Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure. Strada impegnativa da effettuarsi con fuoristrada. Contact me for extra info.

    Easy standard track with signs and all, shallow water crossing (20-40cm)
    bambam4171
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  • Iceland South - Heinabergsjökull

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    near Jöklasel, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.40mi
    Elevation +
    217f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Iceland South - Heinabergsjökull Photo of Iceland South - Heinabergsjökull Photo of Iceland South - Heinabergsjökull

    Iceland South - Route 1 - Heinabergsjökull View of Heinabergsjökull Glacier Heinabergsjökull is an outlet glacier on the southeast side of the Vatnajökull ice cap in southeast Iceland. The glacier is associated with ...

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  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    84.92mi
    Elevation +
    5715f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of DAY 3 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION Photo of DAY 3 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION Photo of DAY 3 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION

    DAY 3 - Landmannalaugar to Grafarkirkja Wake up early and have a bath in the river again if you feel like it. Keep following "main" road until you exit it after 1h of driving. From there things get off-road. About 2 k...

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  • Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil

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    near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    13.24mi
    Elevation +
    486f
    TrailRank
    33
    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

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  • near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    185.41mi
    Elevation +
    5328f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Iceland Askja caldera  and Viti 29-AUG-11 Photo of Iceland Askja caldera  and Viti 29-AUG-11 Photo of Iceland Askja caldera  and Viti 29-AUG-11

    Way to Askja caldera and visit to Viti crater. You are forced to use a Monster 4x4, and depend of the weather and water. We made it with a Turist Company. The Waypoint 010 indicates the way by walk to the Viti crater. In...

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  • Alftavatn circle

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    near Hvolsvöllur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    89.02mi
    Elevation +
    6365f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Alftavatn circle Photo of Alftavatn circle Photo of Alftavatn circle

    Car track from F1 just west of Hvolsvollur through Alftavatn and back through Fljotshlid. Can only be done on 4x4 jeeps, big tires help a lot (35" or bigger) due to rivers on the way, first Markarfljot, (smaller version ...

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  • Rountrip Iceland

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    near Ytri-Njarðvík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    1205.77mi
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    31| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Rountrip Iceland Photo of Rountrip Iceland Photo of Rountrip Iceland

    I have been doing a roundtrip around Iceland in 7 days with a Suzuki Jimmy 4x4 with my daughter. Really great trip!!! Visit http://picasaweb.google.com/113471560704708465108 to see pictures...

    I have done this trail on June 2016
    fedonx
    Thanks! :)
    LR_Woods
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  • near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    183.75mi
    Elevation +
    11093f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of DAY 5 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION Photo of DAY 5 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION Photo of DAY 5 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION

    DAY 5 - Vík to KEF Today we started the day going to the Skógafoss waterfall, this one is pretty amazing. After this, we were planning to go up Eyjafjallajökull and see the new craters from last eruption Magni and Móð...

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  • Starmýri

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    near Starmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.56mi
    Elevation +
    289f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Starmýri Photo of Starmýri Photo of Starmýri

    A nice and remote track into a valley with challenging sections: loose gravel crawling and dry river bed crossings. There is one wider river bed where you'll need to walk to find the right path. The track in general is m...

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  • Tröllkonuhlaup W

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    near Stóri Núpur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.03mi
    Elevation +
    171f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Tröllkonuhlaup W Photo of Tröllkonuhlaup W Photo of Tröllkonuhlaup W

    Tröllkonuhlaup Waterfall from the west side. Only when there is water in the old Þjórsá river bed. PLEASE stay on the track!

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  • near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    246.71mi
    Elevation +
    12201f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of DAY 4 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION Photo of DAY 4 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION Photo of DAY 4 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION

    DAY 4 - Grafarkirkja to Vík Long day ahead (many tarmac kms). Start day driving towards the Ring Road and take a left. From here, it is mainly tarmac today. Fill the car up in Kirkjubæjarklaustur if you need to (recom...

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  • Skalingar

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    12.76mi
    Elevation +
    2054f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Skalingar

    A challenging track at certain sections but mainly moderate through stunning nature. Highlight is the path at the edge of the lake. The water is not deep but you need to drive closely near the land.

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  • near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.64mi
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Iceland South - Reynisfjara - Black Sand Beach

    Iceland South - Route 1 - Route 215 The road from Route 1 to Reynisfjara Reynisfjara - Black Sand Beach - Cliff - Promontory - Bird Watching Contact me for extra info

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  • Lofthellir

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.92mi
    Elevation +
    223f
    TrailRank
    24

    A visit to the cave Lofthellir a 3500 year old lavacave, a world of ice and darknes, located in the north-east part of Iceland near lake Mývatn. The cave boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an I...

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