The Best Trails in IS.06 (Iceland)

12 trails

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Photo of Lónsöræfi, Múlaskáli - Egilssel Photo of Smyrlárbjargarvirkjun - Jöklasel Photo of Grímsfjall Öræfajökull Esjufjöll Breiðamerkurjökull
  • Kristínartindar

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Skaftafell, IS.06 (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.35mi
    Elevation +
    3773f
    TrailRank
    32| Rating 5.0

    Although dominated by the many glacial peaks in Öræfajökull to the east, Kristínartindar ("Christine's Peaks") are respectable mountains in their own right - the higher of them rises to 1130 metres AMSL. By picking the a...

    I lived in Skaftafell during 2017, Kristínatindar is one of the best hikes there. Most of the hike is easy during the su...
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  • Birnudalstindur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Kálfafellsstaður, IS.06 (Ísland)
    Distance
    12.71mi
    Elevation +
    5571f
    TrailRank
    30

    A fairly long and strenuous ascent with the potential for avalanches at the time of year we did it - but offering fantastic views of the neighbouring terrain. It is probably a lot simpler to make the ascent along the rou...

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  • Hrútsfjallstindar

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Svínafell, IS.06 (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.54mi
    Elevation +
    6175f
    TrailRank
    27

    Located NW of Öræfajökull, Hrútfjallstindar is the place to go once you've done Hvannadalshnjúkur - or so they say. This was a great hike in good weather (as witnessed by the pictures) until we were almost at the top - t...

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  • Esjufjöll

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Knappavellir, IS.06 (Ísland)
    Distance
    22.62mi
    Elevation +
    2769f
    TrailRank
    22

    An interesting trip to say the least. This was one of my first cross-country skiing trips and a real eye-opener! On the upward journey it rained constantly and the glacier's surface was covered with a few inches of water...

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  • Lyngbrekkutindur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Hof, IS.06 (Ísland)
    Distance
    1.85mi
    Elevation +
    1699f
    TrailRank
    12

    Lyngbrekkutindur is a nunatak in Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. This track extends from the cabin owned by the Icelandic Glaciological Society to the peak, via a lower hillock (it was foggy - we initially thought we were he...

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