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Photo of Hellismannaleid trail ( Hellismannaleið ) Rjupnavellir - Landmannalaugar Photo of The Laugavegur Trail ( Landmannalaugar - Porsmork ) Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Básar)
  • near Stóri Núpur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    34.82mi
    Elevation +
    6637f
    TrailRank
    77| 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 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 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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  • 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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  • near Eyvindarhólar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    15.21mi
    Elevation +
    3845f
    TrailRank
    54| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Þórsmörk) Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Þórsmörk) Photo of Fimmvörðuháls (Skógar - Þórsmörk)

    The popular trail between Skogar and Thorsmork over Fimmvorduhals. Takes you through the magnificent waterfalls in Skógá and up between two glaciers, through the brand new lava from the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull ...

    Debido a las condiciones meteorológicas esta ruta puede ser muy fácil o imposible (frio, viento, hielo, erupciones...)
    Saltacamberas
    This trail is a good goal for anyone that's interested in walking/hiking.
    hulda2002
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  • Marardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar

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    Mountain Bike
    near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    29.71mi
    Elevation +
    1601f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Marardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar Photo of Marardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar Photo of Marardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar

    This track has it all. Great scenery, climbs and descends, technical sections, flowing singletrack. The first part has some hike n bike sections but the view makes up for the climbs. The second half is downhill more or ...

    My first MTB trip... and there was no returning after this experience. What a great way to experience the nature.
    Védís
    Approved!
    Larusarni
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  • Högnhöfði 09.10.2010

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    Hiking
    near Úþlíð, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.06mi
    Elevation +
    2165f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Högnhöfði 09.10.2010 Photo of Högnhöfði 09.10.2010 Photo of Högnhöfði 09.10.2010

    Did this one with my brother in law, Hreiðar. Mt. Högnhöfði is close to mountain road F337 and only about 4km from Mt. Hlöðufell. We had very good weather calm, clear sky and about 10°C. View was outstanding and mountain...

    Just dit it like other trails
    Elvar
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  • near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    36.53mi
    Elevation +
    5338f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Iceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork Photo of Iceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork Photo of Iceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork

    Day 1 = Landmannalaugar Park Trailhead to Hrafntinussker Hut. Do not start this trek without first visiting the hot springs at the park/trailhead. They're certain to be crowded, and many of the bathers chose to bathe au...

    Hi! Thanks for sharing! The trail is easy to follow and all the info is correct. We did it this July 2015 and had a b...
    Seneketh
    Yay! I did it! Your info was exactly what I found on the trail. I had better weather than you did in your experience, t...
    Traipse
    очень рекомендую, маршрут достаточно простой и очень живописный
    Avemondo
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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.71mi
    Elevation +
    2572f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop

    First off, this is an amazing hike just 45min drive from Reykjavik, if you have the time, definitely do it. Start the hike at the Dalakaffi parking spot. I've seen people walk to the warm river in Flip-flops but for t...

    Good trail
    Jon Bjarnason
    Really nice hike! Went to the warm river by following the “tourist-highway” . Lovely to go back the other way around. Be...
    Andreas5800
    Great hike, it's a must for everyone.
    Norbert Zoho
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  • Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel

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    Hiking
    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.24mi
    Elevation +
    1178f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel

    This track starts at the school hut of the Junior College in Reykjavík; Menntaskólasetrið. It leads up the valley Grensdalur, where there are numerous hot springs, mud puds and colorful precipitation in the soil. The tra...

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  • Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad

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    Off Road
    near Laugarvatn, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    40.40mi
    Elevation +
    5440f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad Photo of Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad Photo of Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad

    3 Super jeeps offroad whole way to the top Skjaldbreiđur 1060m hight. Super adventure with great companny 4x4 enthusiasts. Thanks to Axel, best offroad driver in Selfoss. Video from this trip: https://www.youtube.com/...

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  • Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð

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    Mountain Bike
    near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.55mi
    Elevation +
    722f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð

    Nice little track with good climbs, flowy singletrack and technical downhill section at the end. Start from the parking lot at Sleggjubeinaskarð and head back on the tarmac towards the main powerplant. Soon after take a...

    The downhill part in the end has been ruined, the path has been modified for hikers with stairs and steps so the flow is...
    Andrea Sigurðardóttir
    Interesting area and nice track but the final downhill with steep abrupt sections and loose grit looked a bit too scary ...
    mieva
    Surprising range of diversity in terms of trail material in only 14km. Gravel roads to quite technical rocky sections, m...
    Larusarni
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  • Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil

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    Hiking
    near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.89mi
    Elevation +
    1667f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil Photo of Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil Photo of Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil

    Road from Vik - Route 1 - Route 214 Parking - Camping Thakgil - Þakgil Start here many walking trials with view on Katla Volcano and Myrdalsjokull Glacier

    We started the hike a bit before Þakgil. Beautiful mountains, but cloudy so we didn't see the glacier.
    joeljons
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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.69mi
    Elevation +
    873f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.92
    Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike

    Source: afar.com ICELANDIC HOT SPRING RIVER HIKE The town of Hveragerdi, 40 minutes west of Reykjavik is known for it's intense geothermal activity. I read online (thanks wikitravel) that about an hour's hike north o...

    Great experience in the snow. Got quite lucky with the weather, clear sky. May be quite tricky if visibility isn't good.
    Fen Ferreira
    Super cadre de rando ! Et la fin avec le baignade est super !!
    Pohu
    Great hike, with a hot bath in the river...just arrive early to be alone
    Trodonski
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  • Fimmvordúhals Part 1

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    Hiking
    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.37mi
    Elevation +
    2264f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Fimmvordúhals Part 1 Photo of Fimmvordúhals Part 1 Photo of Fimmvordúhals Part 1

    Amazing hiking between Skogafoss and Thorsmork. We walked 1/3 of the way due to weather conditions, - heavy rain and fog, etc. Park the car close to the breath-taking Skogafoss waterfall and simply follow the track th...

    Top !!! Nice views .
    vandammeh
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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.00mi
    Elevation +
    1923f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur Photo of Hengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur Photo of Hengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur

    This trail starts at Sleggubeinadalur near geothermal plant at Hellisheiði. It takes you up Húsmúli to Skeggi or Vörðu-Skeggi, the highest peak in the Hengill area, 803 meters high. The trail has sticks to show you the c...

    Skemmtileg leið, auðvelt að flygja trackinu.
    Annasiggaarnar
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