The Best Trails in Southern Peninsula (Iceland)

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Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021 Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater Photo of Iceland Golden circle and Landmannalaugar
  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.66mi
    Elevation +
    1677f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021 Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021 Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021

    Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021. In the lower parts, right next to the lava, there were quite a lot of suffocating gases. Wind blows hot air. However It's worth visiting this place. Short video from this tra...

    He realizado esta ruta a finales de Agosto y hay una gran diferencia, ya que el camino anterior ha sido cubierto por el ...
    JLyC
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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.76mi
    Elevation +
    1417f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater

    Paying a visit to the Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir) is a must-do during your presence in Iceland. At least as long as the volcano is in activity. Having said that, the question is: which way to go? Since the ...

    In early September, this is still the best option. Thanks for the alternative way back to the car park - it was great to...
    xabierx
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  • near Hafnir, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    892.57mi
    Elevation +
    26447f
    TrailRank
    54
    Photo of Iceland Golden circle and Landmannalaugar Photo of Iceland Golden circle and Landmannalaugar Photo of Iceland Golden circle and Landmannalaugar

    A car trip through golden circle of Iceland attractions and 2 days hiking in Landmannalaugar mountains. The trip starts at Keflavik International airport (car booked at Geysir rental company located nearby). Hiking part ...

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  • Keilir + Lambafell hikes

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    near Vogar, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.02mi
    Elevation +
    2051f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Keilir + Lambafell hikes Photo of Keilir + Lambafell hikes Photo of Keilir + Lambafell hikes

    Track contains : Keilir - 7,7 km hike + 1,6 km drive to next parking spot + Lambafell hike 2 km. The Keilir trail is very bad marked , Lambafell isn't marked but in both places paths are very clear.

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  • near Stóra-Vatnsléysa, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.46mi
    Elevation +
    856f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Djúpavatn - Sog - Trölladyngja - Grænavatn - Krókamýri Photo of Djúpavatn - Sog - Trölladyngja - Grænavatn - Krókamýri Photo of Djúpavatn - Sog - Trölladyngja - Grænavatn - Krókamýri

    Technically demanding sections and one or two hiking bits. Gravel roads lead to both sides of the mountains so the trip can start by either Djúpavatn or Sog. The tack follows old jeep tracks, some single track and gravel...

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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.13mi
    Elevation +
    1726f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Eruption in Reykjanes-peninsula 26.03.2021 Photo of Eruption in Reykjanes-peninsula 26.03.2021 Photo of Eruption in Reykjanes-peninsula 26.03.2021

    Hiking to the Eruption in Geldingadalir, Reykjanes-peninsula First of all, although this is close to Reykjavik this is a mountain hiking, specially in wintertime and full gear is needed since although the hiking itself ...

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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.28mi
    Elevation +
    1257f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of New volcano Fagradalsfjall Reykjanes track B Photo of New volcano Fagradalsfjall Reykjanes track B Photo of New volcano Fagradalsfjall Reykjanes track B

    Left hand track to the Western side of the crater row. On track B there is a steep slope. A rope helps to walk up. The track is more difficult than track A. I would recommend not to go back on track B. It is possible to...

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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.43mi
    Elevation +
    2520f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Geldingagos - to the volcano and back Photo of Geldingagos - to the volcano and back Photo of Geldingagos - to the volcano and back

    hike to the volcano from grindavik. first part over the road, then crossing a moss lava field, up the mountain and then onwards! be safe! about 4-5 hours walking total.

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  • fagradalsfjall volcano: path A

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    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.35mi
    Elevation +
    1076f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of fagradalsfjall volcano: path A Photo of fagradalsfjall volcano: path A Photo of fagradalsfjall volcano: path A

    path A trail from lower parking directly off main road, 427,(not parking lots off the gravel road). good view points, can take the trail a bit further than I did to reach where the live trail camera is. much easier trail...

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  • Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

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    Hiking
    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.60mi
    Elevation +
    761f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike Photo of Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike Photo of Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

    Started by red shipping container on June 8 2021. Initial hill was a bit tiring and the final hill was steep at some parts, but easy to moderate and so worth the views of the oozing volcano at the top.

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  • Keilir

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    Hiking
    near Vogar, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.54mi
    Elevation +
    919f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Keilir Photo of Keilir Photo of Keilir

    Keilir is a great hike but the road to starting point is horrible would not reccommend drive that on a small cars but the hike is great to the mountain The ascent quite step but not defficult just lose sand and small roc...

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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.88mi
    Elevation +
    1030f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of To the top of Fagradalsfjall volcano Photo of To the top of Fagradalsfjall volcano Photo of To the top of Fagradalsfjall volcano

    The Fagradalsfjall volcano is one of the active volcanoes in Iceland. But even when the volcano is not active, it is worth going to the peak of this volcano. Along the way you will come across beautiful lava fields where...

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  • Reykjavik circle 10.09.2011

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    Mountain Bike
    near Álftanes, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    38.69mi
    Elevation +
    1079f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Reykjavik circle 10.09.2011 Photo of Reykjavik circle 10.09.2011 Photo of Reykjavik circle 10.09.2011

    Started of from Alftanes, to Grotta lighthouse, Downtown Reykjavik, Then along the shore more or less to Grafarvogur bay, up to Lake Ellidavatn into Kopavogur and finally back on original track towards Alftanes again. Gr...

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  • Rountrip Iceland

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    Off Road
    near Ytri-Njarðvík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    1205.77mi
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    31| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Rountrip Iceland Photo of Rountrip Iceland Photo of Rountrip Iceland

    I have been doing a roundtrip around Iceland in 7 days with a Suzuki Jimmy 4x4 with my daughter. Really great trip!!! Visit http://picasaweb.google.com/113471560704708465108 to see pictures...

    I have done this trail on June 2016
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    Thanks! :)
    LR_Woods
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  • Djupivogur - Hafnarvegur

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    Hiking
    near Hafnir, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.36mi
    Elevation +
    131f
    TrailRank
    30| Rating 3.33
    Photo of Djupivogur - Hafnarvegur Photo of Djupivogur - Hafnarvegur Photo of Djupivogur - Hafnarvegur

    Walk along the sea and the straight back to the car. A 2 hour walk, there are no paths to follow. IF you click the header above you can see more pictures from the trip.

    Flatt og fullt af fuglalífi.
    HjalliSig
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  • Geldingardalir eruption

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    Hiking
    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.60mi
    Elevation +
    1903f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Geldingardalir eruption Photo of Geldingardalir eruption Photo of Geldingardalir eruption

    Hiking trail A to Geldingardalir eruption as of 2021-04-14. The trail is subjected to change without notice. I mark it as difficult since there is one long hill that is quite steep. But most experienced hikers should not...

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  • Keflavik - Reykjavik. lowest traffic route

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Reykjanesbær, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    37.86mi
    Elevation +
    1880f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Keflavik - Reykjavik. lowest traffic route Photo of Keflavik - Reykjavik. lowest traffic route Photo of Keflavik - Reykjavik. lowest traffic route

    Keflavik airport to Reykjavik on half loaded touring bike. I made this route to find the route with lowest possible traffic between Kef and Rvik. Some parts are on bike paths. Some parts on fairly good gravel road and r...

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  • Grindavík volcanic hike.

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    Hiking
    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.98mi
    Elevation +
    1509f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Grindavík volcanic hike. Photo of Grindavík volcanic hike. Photo of Grindavík volcanic hike.

    Just under 10k return we went as far as possible for two different views of the eruption. 4 of us including Kids 10 and 12 years old (in hiking boots) we found it worth the extra just under 2k return from the "antenna" ...

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  • Eldvörp

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    Hiking
    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.12mi
    Elevation +
    200f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Eldvörp Photo of Eldvörp Photo of Eldvörp

    Quite active geothermal area. Easy walk. But watch out in the lava. Some crevasses that are deep. Very beautiful area.

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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.82mi
    Elevation +
    1690f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Geldingadalir volcano, Reykjanes 01.04.2021 Photo of Geldingadalir volcano, Reykjanes 01.04.2021

    Geldingadalir volcano eruption, Iceland. Moderately easy walk over rough terrain with a couple of very steep parts and some very muddy areas. Good clothing and walking boots a must. Great views of the eruption. In par...

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  • Islanda Route 1 - Ring Road

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    Motorhome
    near Reykjanesbær, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    1172.36mi
    Elevation +
    63878f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Islanda Route 1 - Ring Road Photo of Islanda Route 1 - Ring Road Photo of Islanda Route 1 - Ring Road

    It's the national road in Iceland that runs around the island and connects most of the inhabited parts of the country. We drove by a VW California Beach all around for 2000 km. Main stops: Bridge America - Europe, Gey...

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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    2.18mi
    Elevation +
    892f
    TrailRank
    27| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Iceland, Reykjanes, Fagradalsfjall, new volcano track A Photo of Iceland, Reykjanes, Fagradalsfjall, new volcano track A

    Right hand track A This track leads to the eastern and south side of the crater row. In April it was possible to have a look to the flowing lava stream. This track is easier than track B. The slope is less steep and i...

    The trail is rather easy. There is no climbing to do and the whole way there is rather without rocks. However, it is mod...
    Laura Discors
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  • Hafnaberg, bird cliffs

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    Walking
    near Hafnir, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    1.56mi
    Elevation +
    177f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Hafnaberg, bird cliffs Photo of Hafnaberg, bird cliffs Photo of Hafnaberg, bird cliffs

    Name: HafnabergStart time: 07/06/2014 13:35Finish time: 07/06/2014 14:11Distance: 2.5 km (00:36)Moving time: 00:33Average speed: 4.2 km/hAvg. Speed Mov.: 4.5 km/hMax. Speed: 6.4 km/hMinimum altitude: 11 mMaximum altitude...

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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.10mi
    Elevation +
    1010f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Fagradalsfjall - Geld­inga­dalur Photo of Fagradalsfjall - Geld­inga­dalur

    On 19 March 2021, an effusive eruption started just before 9:30 PM local time in Geldingadalir to the south of Fagradalsfjall, the first known eruption on the peninsula in about 800 years. Fagradalsfjall has been dormant...

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