The Best Trails in Northeast (Iceland)

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  • Herðubreið AUG-07-09

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Skútustaðir, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.00mi
    Elevation +
    3274f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Herðubreið AUG-07-09 Photo of Herðubreið AUG-07-09 Photo of Herðubreið AUG-07-09

    Hiking the most butiful moutain Herðubreið 1682m elected as the moutain of Iceland 2002. First climbed first 1908. This is a steep hike up, in loose rocks and only for experient hikers and with protection hat. About 6-7...

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  • Ásbyrgi

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    Hiking
    near Kópasker, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.83mi
    Elevation +
    735f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Ásbyrgi Photo of Ásbyrgi Photo of Ásbyrgi

    ÁsbyrgiStart time: 06/28/2014 12:29Finish time: 06/28/2014 15:42Distance: 9.4 km (03:12)Moving time: 02:03Average speed: 2.9 km/hAvg. Speed Mov.: 4.6 km/hMax. Speed: 7.3 km/hMinimum altitude: 15 mMaximum altitude: 132 mA...

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  • Hólshyrna

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    Hiking
    near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.09mi
    Elevation +
    2251f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Hólshyrna Photo of Hólshyrna Photo of Hólshyrna

    Hólshyrna is the characteristic moutain for Siglufjörður, right in the bottom of the fjord, between the two valleys Skútudalur to the east and Hólsdalur to the west. We start the hike at the parking lot just in front of ...

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  • near Húsavík, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    31.40mi
    Elevation +
    2339f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Bláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi Photo of Bláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi Photo of Bláskógavegur trail: Húsavík to Ásbyrgi

    This is a route from the whale watching town of Húsavík to Ásbyrgi, where there are many hikes in the Jökulsárgljufur National park. The first section is along a quiet tarmac road leading to a geothermal power station, i...

    Great photos. Looks like a wonderful hike. Well done.
    Bruce Bundt
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  • Askja and Holuhraun Drive

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    Off Road
    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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  • Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti

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    Hiking
    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.43mi
    Elevation +
    2316f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti Photo of Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti Photo of Dreki - Öskjuvatn/Viti

    A marked track leading from the Dreki-hut westward over the massif Dyngjufjöll to the caldera of Askja. Descending from the mountain you have a fascinating view over Öskjuvatn and Víti. In summer 2014 this path was tempo...

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  • near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.88mi
    Elevation +
    79f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Dyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4) Photo of Dyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4) Photo of Dyngjufell - Botni (Askja-Trail, day 4)

    The track leads from Dyngjufell-hut to Botni; at the beginning on a marked jeep-track through an area of grey ash and pebbles, later over expanded fields of Pāhoehoe-Lava, where it is sometimes hard to find the track, wh...

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  • near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.99mi
    Elevation +
    679f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Askja - Dyngjufell (Askja-Trail, day 3) Photo of Askja - Dyngjufell (Askja-Trail, day 3) Photo of Askja - Dyngjufell (Askja-Trail, day 3)

    This trail starts at Askja-parking (Vikraborgir), crosses the Askja caldera, climbs up to the pass Jónsskarð. After the pass the way proceeds down to Dyngufell-hut, leads over several terraces, broad snowfields, boulders...

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  • Circle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss

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    Hiking
    near Víðirhóll, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.89mi
    Elevation +
    610f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Circle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss Photo of Circle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss Photo of Circle Dettifoss Hafragilsfoss

    Circle hike starting at Dettifoss, along the river to Hafragilsfoss and a bit further. Returning part not at the river but further inland (very "bleak" atmosphere). The part alongside the river is part of the hike Dettif...

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  • Dreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009

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    Hiking
    near Skútustaðir, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.02mi
    Elevation +
    2241f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Dreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009 Photo of Dreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009 Photo of Dreki to Víti: 08 AUG 2009

    Hiking from FÍ hut Dreki over the mountains "Dyngjufjöll" with great view over Öskjuvatn and Askja. Hiked to Víti and from there to the parking lot.

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  • near Laufás, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    54.11mi
    Elevation +
    5699f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of biking up Flateyjarvalley and back through Hvalvatnsfjordur Photo of biking up Flateyjarvalley and back through Hvalvatnsfjordur Photo of biking up Flateyjarvalley and back through Hvalvatnsfjordur

    marked this as difficult since carrying the bikes up the mountains to get over to the next valley is quite challenging. once up to the mountain ridge of "bjarnarfjall" i reccommend going all the way up to the top and ...

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  • River And Gardens

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    Walking
    near Akureyri, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.25mi
    Elevation +
    233f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 5.0
    Photo of River And Gardens Photo of River And Gardens Photo of River And Gardens

    One of the best things about cities and towns in Iceland is that you never feel too far from nature. Even walking through the town of Akureyri, the second-biggest settlement in Iceland, you’re still able to find plenty o...

    Perfect for relaxing walk with kids.
    karkowski.martin
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  • Herðubreið by ski

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.79mi
    Elevation +
    3891f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Herðubreið by ski Photo of Herðubreið by ski Photo of Herðubreið by ski

    Herdubreid by ski - gps-track contains only the going up - on the 23.6.2014 - due to a snowfield, the hike as well as the track starts 9km south-east of the entry point for the west-ascent to herdubreid. - this time...

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  • Siglunes

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    Hiking
    near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    14.65mi
    Elevation +
    2910f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Siglunes Photo of Siglunes Photo of Siglunes

    This hike starts at the bottom of Siglufjörður. We follow the eastern shoreline to the lighthouse in Selvík. The path to the lighthouse passes the ruins of the Evanger herring factory that was destroyed in an avalanche 1...

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  • near Stafn, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    13.89mi
    Elevation +
    384f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Botni - Sellandafjall (Askja-Trail, day 5) Photo of Botni - Sellandafjall (Askja-Trail, day 5) Photo of Botni - Sellandafjall (Askja-Trail, day 5)

    The track leads from Botni-hut to Sellandafjall and (the following day) further on to Myvatn. After leaving the hut in north-west direction, following the river Suðurá, you leave the marked path to Svartakot after about ...

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  • Kerling 23.09.2010

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Grund, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.70mi
    Elevation +
    5397f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Kerling 23.09.2010 Photo of Kerling 23.09.2010 Photo of Kerling 23.09.2010

    Went up Mt. Kerling in Eyjafjordur in an excellent weather with an old schoolmate, Unni. We planned to do the last climbing on the right (east) side to the top, but I had to turn back due to cramps during climbing the cl...

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  • near Kópasker, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.67mi
    Elevation +
    210f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Asbyrgi Canyon. Eyjan rocky island Photo of Asbyrgi Canyon. Eyjan rocky island Photo of Asbyrgi Canyon. Eyjan rocky island

    Easy hike that ascends to the rocky island of Eyjan from the visitor center Asbyrgi. From the summit there is a good view of the north side of the canyon.

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  • near Ólafsfjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.16mi
    Elevation +
    2923f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of HVANNDALIR-GJAIN-FOSSDALUR-KLEIFAR Photo of HVANNDALIR-GJAIN-FOSSDALUR-KLEIFAR Photo of HVANNDALIR-GJAIN-FOSSDALUR-KLEIFAR

    This is the last trail of a three days hike from Siglufjörður via Siglunes, Nesdalur, Pútuskörð, Víkurbyrða, Hvanndalir, Gjáin, Fossdalur to Kleifar in Ólafsfjörður. There are two ways to pass the mountains that surround...

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  • Vesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle

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    Hiking
    near Skinnastaður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.61mi
    Elevation +
    499f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Vesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle Photo of Vesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle Photo of Vesturdalur Kallbjarg Circle

    This is more a walk than a hike. Starting at the parking place of Vesturdalur, going south along the river. The "excursion" of descend to Karl og Kerling is quite steep but nor required. The rest of the track is quite fl...

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  • Bakrangi 13.04.2011

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    Hiking
    near Laxamýri, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.33mi
    Elevation +
    2418f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Bakrangi 13.04.2011 Photo of Bakrangi 13.04.2011 Photo of Bakrangi 13.04.2011

    This mountain has many names, I´ve heard they´re up to 14, all depending upon from where you´re looking at it. Few to be named are Galti (seen from the ocean), Ógöngufjall (seen from east), Bakrangi (north west) Bæjarfja...

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  • Hólamannahnjúkur 31. May 2010

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Bakki, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    16.41mi
    Elevation +
    3638f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Hólamannahnjúkur 31. May 2010 Photo of Hólamannahnjúkur 31. May 2010 Photo of Hólamannahnjúkur 31. May 2010

    This is the trail to the mountain Hólamannahnjúkur which is located at the north of Iceland in the area called "tröllaskagan". The mountain is described in the book "Á fjallatindum". We did this hike 31. of May 2010 in a...

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  • Botnaleið Sigló-Fljót

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    near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.03mi
    Elevation +
    2218f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Botnaleið Sigló-Fljót Photo of Botnaleið Sigló-Fljót Photo of Botnaleið Sigló-Fljót

    Starting at the water reserve area in Hólsdalur Siglufjörður, we follow the river Blekkilsá up to a sort of basin in the mountain slope, called Botnar. Today there was snow there although we're well into August. We conti...

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