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Photo of Mad Viking’s Trail - Húsadalstindur Summit - Vestrahorn loop extension Photo of Hellismannaleid trail ( Hellismannaleið ) Rjupnavellir - Landmannalaugar Photo of The Laugavegur Trail ( Landmannalaugar - Porsmork )
  • near Höfn, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.25mi
    Elevation +
    2602f
    TrailRank
    78| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Mad Viking’s Trail - Húsadalstindur Summit - Vestrahorn loop extension Photo of Mad Viking’s Trail - Húsadalstindur Summit - Vestrahorn loop extension Photo of Mad Viking’s Trail - Húsadalstindur Summit - Vestrahorn loop extension

    Several sections across field since there’s not a clear path. The scree is serious stuff running downhill. Enjoy but remember that you are on your own and won’t find much people on this unique trail. Be safe! Details of...

    Spectacular and lonely trail. For those who pursue tranquility and silence, this is a great option in southern Iceland. ...
    Northern Mountaineer
    I know Iceland's interior a bit but I didn't expect this kind of landscapes and peaks by the coast! High in my list of h...
    Forest
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  • near Stóri Núpur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    34.82mi
    Elevation +
    6637f
    TrailRank
    76| 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 Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.66mi
    Elevation +
    1677f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021 Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021 Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021

    Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021. In the lower parts, right next to the lava, there were quite a lot of suffocating gases. Wind blows hot air. However It's worth visiting this place. Short video from this tra...

    He realizado esta ruta a finales de Agosto y hay una gran diferencia, ya que el camino anterior ha sido cubierto por el ...
    JLyC
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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.76mi
    Elevation +
    1417f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater

    Paying a visit to the Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir) is a must-do during your presence in Iceland. At least as long as the volcano is in activity. Having said that, the question is: which way to go? Since the ...

    In early September, this is still the best option. Thanks for the alternative way back to the car park - it was great to...
    xabierx
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  • near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.11mi
    Elevation +
    2484f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 4.55
    Photo of Hengill: Vörðuskeggi - hringur frá Sleggjubeinaskarði Photo of Hengill: Vörðuskeggi - hringur frá Sleggjubeinaskarði Photo of Hengill: Vörðuskeggi - hringur frá Sleggjubeinaskarði

    A truly epic tour that has it all. All-in-all the distance is only 20 km but with more than 800 m of total ascend to the top of Hengill mountain and some serious climbs this tour clearly defines the term "hike assisted b...

    Amazing view! The downhill at the end well worth the big climbing parts :)
    Gunnhildur I. Georgsdóttir
    Fantastic!
    snussi
    The authors description is accurate. For those who are happy to carry the bike on steep extended sections the rewards ar...
    Larusarni
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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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  • 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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  • Nónhorn

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Bíldudalur, Vestur-Bardastrandarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.97mi
    Elevation +
    2113f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Nónhorn Photo of Nónhorn Photo of Nónhorn

    Towering over the farm of Hvesta (where my cousin Jón is the first "hydroelectric farmer" in Iceland :-) Nónhorn affords a spectacular view. Towards the north the highest peak in the Westfjords, Kaldbakur, dominates the ...

    Thank you! It was a great hike! Be aware there are bulls in the area.
    eortner
    We only used this trail as orientation for the way from the summit of Nonhorn down to Hvesturdalur. We started at the mo...
    TrekkingBaer
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  • near Starmýri, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.78mi
    Elevation +
    866f
    TrailRank
    61
    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...

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  • Esja upp að stein

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    Hiking
    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    1880f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Esja upp að stein Photo of Esja upp að stein Photo of Esja upp að stein

    Fun and easy walk with dog and 9yo. Did not go all the way to the top because of the dog since there is a bit of climbing there.

    Easy nice walk.
    wapniaki w drodze
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  • near Árneshreppur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    19.54mi
    Elevation +
    3461f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo of Meyjará to Reykjafjörður via Hrolleifsborg Photo of Meyjará to Reykjafjörður via Hrolleifsborg Photo of Meyjará to Reykjafjörður via Hrolleifsborg

    We had tried to do this the year before but after camping on Hrolleifsborgarháls in really bad weather had given up and descended to Reykjafjörður in fog. This time the weather cooperated. We might have been able to c...

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  • near Garðakauptún, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    16.05mi
    Elevation +
    469f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 4.4
    Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir

    Another track full of superlatives. This one takes you from the Bláfjöll ski resort all the way down to Hafnarfjörður. Long descends and technical, great view and amazing lava formations. Add in a few jumps over deep lav...

    Moss that is not supposed to be biked on, rough lava, loose lava. Did more walking than biking. Almost no visible trail ...
    ramsjam
    Frábær leið,var mjög hissa á að við sprengdum aldrei :)
    snussi
    Great spot, description and photos. Been hiking in Iceland in the past and definitely must return with my mtb. Thanks fo...
    Anderson
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  • Vestrahorn, Iceland

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    Hiking
    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 Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.30mi
    Elevation +
    2723f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo of Korpudalur - Kroppstaðarskál - Þverdalur Photo of Korpudalur - Kroppstaðarskál - Þverdalur Photo of Korpudalur - Kroppstaðarskál - Þverdalur

    A hike up to Kroppstaðarskál from Korpudalur Hi Hostel. Then up to the mountaintop "Bæjarfjall" above Korpudalur, in to the highlands and passes down into Þverdalur valley. Then circles back to Korpudalur HI Hostel.

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  • Marardalur

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    Mountain Bike
    near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.29mi
    Elevation +
    863f
    TrailRank
    57| Rating 4.17
    Photo of Marardalur Photo of Marardalur Photo of Marardalur

    Why bother with Moab? This route is quite technical and a lot of fun. There's a bit of hiking and carrying involved (nothing too dramatic) but instead you are rewarded with a spectacular view and some very unique grippy ...

    Great ride along the tops. Sandstone section are good fun. Beware that the ride back along the valley is on sand shingle...
    ManyRevolutions
    Technically demanding and scenic. The said sandstone is truly grippy and fun to ride.
    Larusarni
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  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    16.34mi
    Elevation +
    2060f
    TrailRank
    56| 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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  • 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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  • Látrabjarg 19.07.2010

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    Hiking
    near Hvallátur, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.50mi
    Elevation +
    2205f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010 Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010 Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010

    Walking on the edge of Latrabjarg up to the "peak" is a kind of labor work. But one can enjoy wathcing the birds and sheep hanging in the clifs. Amazing to see the sheep risk their lives for a mouthfull of, what must be ...

    It is a nice walk indeed and very simple to follow... The further you get away from the tourist parking space, the fewer...
    Thore
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  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.75mi
    Elevation +
    1125f
    TrailRank
    55| 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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  • Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar

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    Mountain Bike
    near Hvaleyri, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.71mi
    Elevation +
    1037f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar

    Very scenic track up in the mountains of the Reykjanes peninsula. The route takes you along a mountain ridge on the north side of Kleifarvatn. There's a bit of hike ´n bike and some cool descends but nothing too technica...

    Geggjuð leið fyrir góða hjólara á góðum degi. Við drusluðumst öfugan hring, höfðum helling fyrir því í grjóti og sandi, ...
    Valkasalka
    Fór þessa leið í leiðinlegu veðri, þannig að útsýnið var ekkert, hafði því hugsað mér að fara þetta aftur. Einnig var bl...
    vaski
    Approved!
    Larusarni
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  • Iceland F622

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    Off Road
    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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  • near Varmahlíð, Norðurland Vestra (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.31mi
    Elevation +
    1224f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Skagafjordur: Bolugil waterfalls and canyon Photo of Skagafjordur: Bolugil waterfalls and canyon Photo of Skagafjordur: Bolugil waterfalls and canyon

    The "Bólugil canyon" is located 18 km south east off Varmahlíð, in the Skagafjordur. The waterfall is visible from the circular road 1. It is a beautiful gorge where the river Bóluá falls from about 180m height and sh...

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