The Best Trails in Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Iceland)

35 trails

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Photo of Laugavegur - variant Photo of Landmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda peak (Iceland) Photo of Dór
  • Laugavegur - variant

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    Hiking
    near Skeiðflötur, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    33.66mi
    Elevation +
    6204f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Laugavegur - variant Photo of Laugavegur - variant

    When I was asked to upload the Laugavegur trail I found that although I've hiked this route often in recent years I have never actually followed the "official" trail over its entire length. Rather than stitch together a ...

    One of the most beautiful trails I've done. Everchanging, unique scenery, great trail planning. Weather conditions affe...
    partyzan
    yay!
    Problema
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  • near Skeiðflötur, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.30mi
    Elevation +
    1257f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Landmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda peak (Iceland) Photo of Landmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda peak (Iceland) Photo of Landmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda peak (Iceland)

    Easy hike from the landmannalaugar base camp to the summit of Brenninsteinsalda mountain. The trail goes through a lava field and steam and hot water pouring rock formations. The views from the summit are gorgeous (if we...

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  • Dór

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    near Kálfafell, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.39mi
    Elevation +
    1398f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Dór

    On September 22nd 2007 we hiked from the Jökulheimar cabin to the rock formation Dór. Although Dór is interesting enough, I'm not sure I'd recommend a hike this long to view it - there's a perfectly good 4x4 track that r...

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  • near Skeiðflötur, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.68mi
    Elevation +
    846f
    TrailRank
    25

    Laugavegurinn, day 3. There are two rivers 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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  • near Skeiðflötur, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.81mi
    Elevation +
    850f
    TrailRank
    25

    Laugavegurinn, day 2. 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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  • near Skeiðflötur, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.85mi
    Elevation +
    1929f
    TrailRank
    24

    Laugavegurinn, day 1. There is very little drinkable water 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 Jul...

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  • Löðmundur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Skeiðflötur, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.30mi
    Elevation +
    2421f
    TrailRank
    24

    Located close to te road to Landmannalaugar, Löðmundur offers a view over the Fjallabak area as well as Hekla - and a bunch of other mountains! We were there on a beautiful autumn day as confirmed by the photographs - hi...

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  • Kerlingar

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Kálfafell, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    21.25mi
    Elevation +
    2228f
    TrailRank
    19

    On the 1st of March 2008 a group of us, five in all, skied from the cabin at Jökulheimar, across the Tungnaárjökull glacier to the foot of the easternmost of the two "kerlingar" ("old hags"). Once there we tied on our cr...

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  • Meyjarstrútur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Grafarkirkja, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    1.92mi
    Elevation +
    184f
    TrailRank
    15

    Although this lovely mountain is always referred to as "Strútur" I figured I'd better use the full name to prevent confusion - there is another mountain named Strútur (for which I have uploaded a track). The Google map o...

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  • Cap dyrholey

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    Hiking
    near Vík, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.07mi
    Elevation +
    1257f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Cap dyrholey Photo of Cap dyrholey Photo of Cap dyrholey

    Parcour facile sur une route avec vue sur Vik et sa plage ainsi que la falaise. Possibilité d'observer des macareux lors de la saison de nidification.

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  • Reynisfjara

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    Hiking
    near Reynir, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.94mi
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Reynisfjara Photo of Reynisfjara Photo of Reynisfjara

    Ballade sur une des 10 plus belles plage du monde. Sable noir volcanique.

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  • Strútstígur

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    near Grafarkirkja, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.83mi
    Elevation +
    404f
    TrailRank
    18

    This is the hiking trail called "Strútsstígur" between Hólaskjól and Þórsmörk.

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  • Strútsstígur

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    near Grafarkirkja, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    30.97mi
    Elevation +
    3832f
    TrailRank
    17

    Hólaskjól - Álftavatn

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