The Best Trails in Rangarvallasysla (Iceland)

35 trails

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  • Fimmvörðuháls

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    Hiking
    near Eyvindarhólar, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    14.59mi
    Elevation +
    3885f
    TrailRank
    33| Rating 5.0

    Fimmvörðuháls ("5 Cairn Pass") is one of the most popular hiking routes in Iceland. There's a long-standing tradition to do this hike overnight at summer solstice - I've participated since 1996. In addition I've led a nu...

    Wonderful scenery! Great route.
    hlynuris@internet.is
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  • Ýmir

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ásólfsskáli, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.65mi
    Elevation +
    2254f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Ýmir Photo of Ýmir Photo of Ýmir

    The highest peak in the Tindfjöll massif is Ýmir, named after a giant ("jötunn") from Norse mythology. Three of us did this hike in March 2006 - the snow was very deep and visibility very poor so while the others took tu...

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  • near Eyvindarhólar, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    13.94mi
    Elevation +
    3878f
    TrailRank
    27

    Very popular trek between Skogar and Thorsmork (in Icelandic Skógar and Þórsmörk) in Iceland. The hike takes you past multiple waterfalls, between two glaciers and to a popular camping ground in Thorsmork. The trek is ab...

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  • Hekla

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    near Skarð, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.61mi
    Elevation +
    85f
    TrailRank
    27

    Trail to top of Hekla from parking lot. The trail is descent only, as we went slightly off course on the way up (not recommended), but this route should be used for both ascent and descent. WARNING: Hekla is an active...

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  • Hekla 01.07.2007

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Hlíðarendi, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.93mi
    Elevation +
    3412f
    TrailRank
    26

    In the middle ages Hekla was recognised throughout Europe as the gateway to hell. Today it is Iceland's most famous volcano - and erupts very frequently by Icelandic standards. Pictures can be seen by clicking the title...

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  • near Eyvindarhólar, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.51mi
    Elevation +
    1198f
    TrailRank
    26

    Laugavegurinn, day 4. There is one river to cross on the trail. - This track follows the Laugavegur trail very closely with minor deviations because of snow conditions. It was recorded in the beginning of July 2009.

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  • HEKLA volcano, Iceland

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Skarð, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.26mi
    Elevation +
    3163f
    TrailRank
    24

    Hekla is the most active volcano in Iceland with eruption events numbering from as low as 15 major eruptions to the huge number of 167 since 1104

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  • Einhyrningur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ásólfsskáli, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.73mi
    Elevation +
    1890f
    TrailRank
    23

    More of an outcrop than a mountain, Einhyrningur (direct translation "unicorn") looks, from a certain angle, like an angry rhinoceros. At first glance one might think ascending it is difficult, in fact it's very easy. We...

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  • Rjúpnafell

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ásólfsskáli, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.53mi
    Elevation +
    2434f
    TrailRank
    22

    Located in Þórsmörk, Rjúpnafell is a little difficult to access - you either need a 4x4 or walk the Laugavegur trail :-) The approach from Langidalur is also on the long side - but the area is beautiful so it would be r...

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  • Hekla 01.04.2006

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Hlíðarendi, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.38mi
    Elevation +
    3593f
    TrailRank
    20

    This is one of two Hekla tracks I have uploaded - this one represnts a trip made in sptring, a time when Hekla can be a very hostile place. We were well equipped and had no problems at all. For pictures click the title.

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  • Fimmvörðuháls - Fimmvorduhals

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Eyvindarhólar, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    12.80mi
    Elevation +
    2995f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Fimmvörðuháls - Fimmvorduhals Photo of Fimmvörðuháls - Fimmvorduhals Photo of Fimmvörðuháls - Fimmvorduhals

    Gönguleið frá Skógum yfir í Bása í Þórsmörk - Hiking track from Skogum to Basar in Thorsmork

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  • Seljav. Hámund Godast Grýtut.

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ásólfsskáli, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    13.83mi
    Elevation +
    5121f
    TrailRank
    19

    leiðin milli Hámundar að Goðsteini, er tekin af netinu, svo ég þekki ekki hvort þetta sé rétt, en mér sýnist það, en samt, farið varlega á jökli.

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  • Hekla

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    Hiking
    near Hlíðarendi, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.55mi
    Elevation +
    1831f
    TrailRank
    14
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  • Skerjaleid

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ásólfsskáli, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.40mi
    Elevation +
    4780f
    TrailRank
    13

    Skerjaleið: upp hjá Strýtu og suður fyrir skerin

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