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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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  • near Ás, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    17.02mi
    Elevation +
    4806f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Ok volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18) Photo of Ok volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18) Photo of Ok volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18)

    The Ok is a typical shield volcano with a very wide base compared to its height. This basically means that you have to walk a lot to get to the top, although the slopes are normally very gentle. The steepest part of this...

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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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  • Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Rauðamelur, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.91mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11 Photo of Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11 Photo of Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11

    Great hike at Hafursfell and suprising view and walking after narrow trail. Wold be ranked as Moderate if you skip peak 2 (Stillur).

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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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  • near Seyðisfjörður, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.67mi
    Elevation +
    807f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Seyðisfjörður walk above town beautiful views Photo of Seyðisfjörður walk above town beautiful views Photo of Seyðisfjörður walk above town beautiful views

    Easy but beautiful walk above town with great views and waterfalls. If you stay here then certainly walk this walk. The only steep parts are the 50 meters after musical art monument Tsvingonur and two river beddings 300 ...

    Really great 2 hr walk above the port through beautiful countryside and great bird watching like black tailed godwit and...
    Pete Flynn 1
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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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  • Hólshyrna

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    Hiking
    near Siglufjörður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.09mi
    Elevation +
    2251f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Hólshyrna Photo of Hólshyrna Photo of Hólshyrna

    Hólshyrna is the characteristic moutain for Siglufjörður, right in the bottom of the fjord, between the two valleys Skútudalur to the east and Hólsdalur to the west. We start the hike at the parking lot just in front of ...

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  • Snæfellsjökull traverse

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ólafsvík, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.99mi
    Elevation +
    4751f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Snæfellsjökull traverse Photo of Snæfellsjökull traverse Photo of Snæfellsjökull traverse

    I've wanted to do this for a long time - and then I went ahead and did it :-) We had been having a heat wave for days, the temperature hovered around 20°C and there was no wind. Luckily I had plenty of liquids because...

    Hey! Thank you so much for sharing this track. Could you please tell us the current state of the road? Is it feasible wi...
    elius94
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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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  • Skaftafell, Kristínartindar

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    Hiking
    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.37mi
    Elevation +
    2835f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Skaftafell, Kristínartindar Photo of Skaftafell, Kristínartindar Photo of Skaftafell, Kristínartindar

    Great hike with fantastic views of the Skaftafell and Morsar glaciers and of the Svartifoss waterfall. The S5 and S3 parts of the trail is moderate. However, the S4 part of the trail is difficult and probably not for sui...

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  • near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.32mi
    Elevation +
    1001f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Landmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda Photo of Landmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda Photo of Landmannalaugar - Brennisteinsalda

    The hike to the summit of Brennisteinsalda is breathtaking, passing through fields of volcanic rock and sulphuric steam vents-all surrounded by mountains of yellow, red, blue, and green. I captured some video every ha...

    Bonito lugar en un paramo desolado de Islandia
    Angaragon
    Realice la ruta con la información proporcionada en el centro de visitantes. Fácil excepto una subida q se complica por ...
    Angeles VP
    Climbing up is rather easy however you'd better have trekking poles and good shoes to climb down, there was a 30-40 mete...
    burakbayhan
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  • Skaftafell

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    Hiking
    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.90mi
    Elevation +
    1001f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Skaftafell Photo of Skaftafell Photo of Skaftafell

    Skaftafell National Park was a national park, situated between Kirkjubæjarklaustur, typically referred to as Klaustur, and Höfn in the south of Iceland. On 7 June 2008, it became a part of the larger Vatnajökull National...

    Good trail
    sverrir
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  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.23mi
    Elevation +
    3465f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.56
    Photo of Hiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar Photo of Hiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar Photo of Hiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar

    Mon Jul 14 2014 Hiking from the Skaftafell campsite to the peaks of Kristínartindar The hike starts and ends at the Skaftafell campsite. During the first half, you have an amazing view of the glacier. The last part...

    Fabulous trail
    Geoff Fisher
    My son and I hike this trail, June 28th 2018. It took us 5 hours to get to the top and 4 hours back, we did the loop cou...
    Dana Auman
    Realice la ruta con la información proporcionada en el centro de visitantes. Pendiente contunuada de subida que se lleva...
    Angeles VP
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  • Tindastóll - Einhyrningur syðri

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    Hiking
    near Sauðárkrókur, Norðurland Vestra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.40mi
    Elevation +
    2523f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Tindastóll - Einhyrningur syðri Photo of Tindastóll - Einhyrningur syðri Photo of Tindastóll - Einhyrningur syðri

    English below Deutsch unten Ekið af vegi 744 vestan við bæinn Skarð upp með Hraksíðuá að norðan. Ganga hefst við bílastæði, þar er gönguleiðarskilti. Á leiðinni eru hlið sem mikilvægt er að loka aftur. Gengið er efti...

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  • Jökulsárlón hike

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    Hiking
    near Jökulsárlón, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.82mi
    Elevation +
    95f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Jökulsárlón hike Photo of Jökulsárlón hike Photo of Jökulsárlón hike

    Jökulsárlón ( literally "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake aft...

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  • Skallaleið

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    Mountain Bike
    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.34mi
    Elevation +
    2008f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.92
    Photo of Skallaleið Photo of Skallaleið Photo of Skallaleið

    Landmannalaugar is perhaps the most beautiful and unique place to visit in all of Iceland. There are numerous great hiking tracks around the area but what most people don’t know are the options the region offers for sero...

    Cool bike mission in Landmannalaugar, not too much of hikeing and fun downhill parts.
    Andrés Nói Arnarsson
    OMG what a trail. Two words - ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!
    Védís
    Gagalagú skemmtilegur
    bodvar thorisson
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  • near Víðirhóll, Nordur-Tingeyjarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.73mi
    Elevation +
    1063f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Dettifoss & Selfoss (waterfall/cascadas) Photo of Dettifoss & Selfoss (waterfall/cascadas) Photo of Dettifoss & Selfoss (waterfall/cascadas)

    [EN]Easy hike that first visits the breathtaking waterfall called Dettifoss and goes on up to the smaller but not less impressive Selfoss waterfall. [ES]Ruta fàcil que pasa por la cascada Dettifoss (enorme) y continua...

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  • near Eyvindarhólar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    16.81mi
    Elevation +
    3199f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Skógar - Fimmvörðuháls - vegur og stígur Photo of Skógar - Fimmvörðuháls - vegur og stígur Photo of Skógar - Fimmvörðuháls - vegur og stígur

    Really cool track from Skógar waterfall up towards the mountain pass Fimmvörðuháls. This is one of Icelands most popular hiking tracks as the pass leads the traveler between the two glaciers Myrdalsjökull and Eyjafjalla...

    Amazing. Hard climb due to the rocky path, but the great views made it light. The way back was really complicated in som...
    albertosimal
    This is an amazing trail. The terrain is hard work at times due to the ash and dust. We kept thinking we had flat tyres....
    mrmtbire
    Superb ride. The ride up is on a gravel 4WD track, but the scenery is still stunning, especially if you can see the ice-...
    ManyRevolutions
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  • Reykjavik - Hafravatn - Moso

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    Mountain Bike
    near Reykjavic, Reykjavík (Ísland)
    Distance
    22.36mi
    Elevation +
    1598f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.17
    Photo of Reykjavik - Hafravatn - Moso Photo of Reykjavik - Hafravatn - Moso Photo of Reykjavik - Hafravatn - Moso

    Beautiful route that takes you up 2 mountains near Reykjavik. Its quite tough and requires some walking but the scenery is magnificent and its well worth the effort. There are also some technical singletracks that can be...

    Great 3-4 hours mtb experience
    vojtek.overlandpark
    Did this track clockwise after a tip from the user magnusvg. Great track with some harder parts where I had to walk. Did...
    freeshot
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