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  • Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar

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    Mountain Bike
    near Hvaleyri, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.71mi
    Elevation +
    1037f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar

    Very scenic track up in the mountains of the Reykjanes peninsula. The route takes you along a mountain ridge on the north side of Kleifarvatn. There's a bit of hike ´n bike and some cool descends but nothing too technica...

    Geggjuð leið fyrir góða hjólara á góðum degi. Við drusluðumst öfugan hring, höfðum helling fyrir því í grjóti og sandi, ...
    Valkasalka
    Fór þessa leið í leiðinlegu veðri, þannig að útsýnið var ekkert, hafði því hugsað mér að fara þetta aftur. Einnig var bl...
    vaski
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    Larusarni
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  • near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    13.45mi
    Elevation +
    2631f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Heiðaskarð and Hestskarð from Korpudal HI Hostel Photo of Heiðaskarð and Hestskarð from Korpudal HI Hostel Photo of Heiðaskarð and Hestskarð from Korpudal HI Hostel

    Amazing hike around the mountain "Hestur". The hike goes up "Korpudalur" valley through the old trade route "Álftarfjarðarheiði". At the top the trail goes behind "Hestur" mountain, through the opening "Hestsskarð" and d...

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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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  • 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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  • near Sæból, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.04mi
    Elevation +
    2221f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of Ingjaldssandur : Saebol - Round of Mt. Barði Photo of Ingjaldssandur : Saebol - Round of Mt. Barði Photo of Ingjaldssandur : Saebol - Round of Mt. Barði

    This huge, lush, remote and secluded Westfjords valley facing the Ocean, between Önundarfjörður and Dýrafjörður, is called Ingjaldssandur. It takes its name from Ingjaldur Brúnason, the settler of this area. The rough...

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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
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    Larusarni
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  • near Árneshreppur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    33.20mi
    Elevation +
    3054f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of Reykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður Photo of Reykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður Photo of Reykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður

    I had originally intended this to be a longer hike from Látravík but the weather was atrocious so I "jumped ship" in Reykjafjörður and hiked south from there. In fact the temperature dropped to 1.5° the first evening - w...

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  • Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake

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    Hiking
    near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.35mi
    Elevation +
    1453f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake Photo of Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake Photo of Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake

    A hike through the valleys over Hóll in Önundarfjord. The path goes up to the first valley named "Hvestur" from the road, then along the mountain following a sheep track. It passes the second valley "Litlidalur" and thro...

    What a great hike with an amazing view at the top. Quite a struggle at the start, but well worth it. No markings, need t...
    LorenzVdV
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  • near Horn, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.83mi
    Elevation +
    1719f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 4.22
    Photo of Hornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur Photo of Hornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur Photo of Hornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur

    I did this trip in end of July 2013 starting at the Hornvik camp site and ending up at the “camp site” in Veidileysufjördur where the boat pick up / drop off is. The hike starts at sea level, goes over a pass at 519 mete...

    We did this trail july 2020. The weather was kind of OK in the beginning (fog, little wind), but as we started ascending...
    baabek
    Trails are getting better since this was first logged. Volunteers have built more cairns, markers, bridges, etc.
    karljam
    Very beatiful trail!
    @summit
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  • Keilir + Lambafell hikes

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    Hiking
    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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  • Bólstaðahlíðarrétt

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    Hiking
    near Varmahlíð, Norðurland Vestra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.65mi
    Elevation +
    1552f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Bólstaðahlíðarrétt Photo of Bólstaðahlíðarrétt Photo of Bólstaðahlíðarrétt

    English below Deutsch unten Gangan hefst við Bólstaðahlíðarrétt. Þaðan er gömlum vegi fylgt að eyðibýlinu Þverárdalur, þar í gegnum hlið, í gegnum Þverárdal og síðan Kálfárdal meðfram Kálfárdalsá. Farið er yfir ánna ...

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  • Borgarnes - Grímstaðamúli

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    Hiking
    near Borgarnes, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    1404f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Borgarnes - Grímstaðamúli Photo of Borgarnes - Grímstaðamúli Photo of Borgarnes - Grímstaðamúli

    Grimsstadir - Grímstaðamúli This walk in Grímstaðamúli mount is located 20 km north from Borgarnes. It boasts great views of the broad Borgarfjordur fjord and Hafnarfjall mountains. Rather easy stroll. It starts fr...

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  • A trip to Gljúfrasteinn

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    25.27mi
    Elevation +
    1450f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of A trip to Gljúfrasteinn Photo of A trip to Gljúfrasteinn Photo of A trip to Gljúfrasteinn

    Gljúfrasteinn was the home of our Nobel Price winner in Literature 1955, Halldór Laxnes. The house was converted into a museum, where the author´s mome is preserved just as it was when he lived and worked there. We biked...

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  • Ingólfsfjörður-Reykjafjörður

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    Hiking
    near Ófeigsfjörður, Strandasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    36.36mi
    Elevation +
    4068f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo of Ingólfsfjörður-Reykjafjörður Photo of Ingólfsfjörður-Reykjafjörður Photo of Ingólfsfjörður-Reykjafjörður

    It's become difficult to persuade Icelanders to participate in traditional multi-day camping trips. This was a trip organised by my hiking club, Útivist, and we had hoped for far more participants than the three friends ...

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  • Móskarðshnjúkar

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    Hiking
    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.56mi
    Elevation +
    2182f
    TrailRank
    51| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Móskarðshnjúkar Photo of Móskarðshnjúkar Photo of Móskarðshnjúkar

    This a truly great walk, we recommend using sticks and good shoes. It's worth checking the weather forecast, you'll be rewarded with great view and a much more enjoyable stay at the top. The peeks have great colors (...

    Mjög fín leið að fylgja, ef maður vill fá beinustu leið upp á aðalhnúkinn.
    M T
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  • Tunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur

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    Hiking
    near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.73mi
    Elevation +
    2785f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo of Tunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur Photo of Tunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur Photo of Tunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur

    A hike into "Tungudalur" valley and up to "Tunguhvilftar" highlands. The track then goes towards "Tunguhorn". Great view appears from "Tunguhorn" out Önundarfjord. The track then goes into Ekkilsdalur, passing the two ...

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  • near Hesteyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    25.93mi
    Elevation +
    3566f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Iceland, Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Hesteyri to Latrar to Straumnes Photo of Iceland, Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Hesteyri to Latrar to Straumnes Photo of Iceland, Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Hesteyri to Latrar to Straumnes

    Day 1 = Hesteyri to Stakkadalur/Latrar. Struck out up the trail fairly late in afternoon. It was already drizzling, so we didn't stick around Hesteyri to explore. The hike was pretty simple. Routefinding is easy and the...

    I didn't go to the radar station. We just hiked to Latrar and spent the night and came back to Hesteyri. We saw at le...
    Traipse
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  • Stórurð - loop trail

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    Hiking
    near Bakkagerði, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.98mi
    Elevation +
    3127f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Stórurð - loop trail Photo of Stórurð - loop trail Photo of Stórurð - loop trail

    We connected two of the trails to Stroud to form a loop. total distancve : 14,5 km . The last two kilometers you have to walk along an asphalt road

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  • Kristínartindar Peak - Fagurhólsmýri

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    Trail Running
    near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.52mi
    Elevation +
    2917f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Kristínartindar Peak - Fagurhólsmýri Photo of Kristínartindar Peak - Fagurhólsmýri Photo of Kristínartindar Peak - Fagurhólsmýri

    Started early at 6:00am with a clear sky, no wind and mild temp and was expecting to meet many people but I completed the loop alone. Great run, magnificent views and also small creeks with clear icelandic water.

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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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