The Best Trails in IS.05 (Iceland)

11 trails

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  • Krákur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Bergsstaðir, IS.05 (Ísland)
    Distance
    24.56mi
    Elevation +
    2920f
    TrailRank
    30
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    At 40 kilometres this was as long a hike as I would care to make in a day - but it actually took under 12 hours. The weather was fantastic, the only drawback being the constant biting of the black flies. Click "View more...

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  • Jörundarfell

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Undirfell, IS.05 (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.86mi
    Elevation +
    3392f
    TrailRank
    25

    This was our second attempt at climbing this mountain - we had been here last spring but been turned away by the farmer on the (reasonable) grounds that his sheep, just released into summer pastures on the slopes, might ...

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  • Rauðkollur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Bergsstaðir, IS.05 (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.73mi
    Elevation +
    1509f
    TrailRank
    24

    Dominating the Þjófadalir ("Thiefs' Valley") area, Rauðkollur also offers views of Langjökull and Hrútfell, as well as Kerlingarfjöll (where we'd been the day before). An easy and rewarding hike.

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  • Kjalfell

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Bergsstaðir, IS.05 (Ísland)
    Distance
    15.43mi
    Elevation +
    2051f
    TrailRank
    23

    This rather long (ca. 25 km) circuit is "by the book" in that it duplicates the description in the book "Icelandic Mountains, hiking trails to 151 Peaks". There are certainly shorter alternatives available - the shortest...

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