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Raudasandur (Rauðasandur) Beach and Seals
Raudasandur (Rauðasandur) Beach and Seals

No marker available. Rauðasandur, Iceland, Patreksfjörður

Raudasandur is a stunning sandy beach on a remote stretch of coast at the end of a winding dirt road. The 15 km detour on road 614 crosses a plateau and descends in a series of tight hairpin bends to...



Svartifoss and Glacier Viewpoint
Svartifoss and Glacier Viewpoint

No marker available. 8, Iceland, Öræfum

Duration: 1.5 hours. Difficulty: moderate, around 200m of ascent and descent. Interest waterfalls, views of the glacier. Start/End: the trail starts left of the toilets at the Visitor Centre at Skafta...



Thjorsardalur and Haifoss (Þjórsárdalur and Háifoss)
Thjorsardalur and Haifoss (Þjórsárdalur and Háifoss)

No marker available. Háifoss, Iceland, Selfoss

Haifoss is reached by a sometimes rough gravel road, following a row of pylons carrying electricity from the Þjorsa power stations to the aluminium plants outside the capital. The 122m high waterfall...



Skaftafell National Park
Skaftafell National Park

No marker available. Skaftafell, Iceland, Öræfi

Located just off road 1, Skaftafell was established as a national park in 1967 to protect its flora, fauna and spectacular glaciers.  The park became accessible to visitors when the ring road around I...



Borgarfjorður (Borgarfjördur) -Brunavik (Brúnavik)
Borgarfjorður (Borgarfjördur) -Brunavik (Brúnavik)

No marker available. Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Borgarfjörður Eystri

Duration: 5 hours. Difficulty: moderately strenuous walk crossing two passes, the first at 345m, the second at 321m. Interest: coastal and mountain views and a secluded pebble beach. Start/End: drive...



Gjatindur (Gjátindur) Peak
Gjatindur (Gjátindur) Peak

No marker available. Gjatindur, Iceland, Hella

Duration: around 5 hours. Difficulty: fairly challenging 14km hike with about 440m of ascent and descent. Interest: Ofaerufoss waterfall, the Eldgja canyon and a panoramic view from the 943m summit. S...



Oxarafoss (Öxarárfoss) Waterfall
Oxarafoss (Öxarárfoss) Waterfall

No marker available. Iceland, Selfoss

If you would like to get away from the busy trails at Thingvellir, you should follow the 'secret path'. The walk is about 1km and as the trail is uneven, walking boots are advised. See evidence of tec...



Kristinartindar (Kristínartindar) Peaks
Kristinartindar (Kristínartindar) Peaks

No marker available. Kristínartindar, Iceland, Öraefum

Duration: 6-7 hours (longer if you climb the peak). Difficulty: a steady but long 700m climb and descent. The optional ascent of the peak is more demanding and involves a scramble to 1126m. Interest:...



Crater and cave walk
Crater and cave walk

No marker available. Útnesvegur, Iceland, Snæfellsbær

From Budir you can walk to Budaklettur, an 88m hillock that is actually the side of the mossy crater that produced the lava flow surrounding it. Just west of it is Budahellir, a 40m long lava tube. Th...



Morsadalur and Kjos (Morsádalur and Kjós)
Morsadalur and Kjos (Morsádalur and Kjós)

No marker available. Skaftafell, Iceland, Skaftafell

This walk is a good choice if low cloud stops you climbing for views today. Duration: 6-7 hours to Morsarjokull and back, 10-12 hours if you go to Kjos. Difficulty: easy but long walks, about 200m asc...