Hólaskjól – Álftavatn


  1. Name Hólaskjól – Álftavatn
  2. Length of trail 50 km, 31 miles
  3. Length in days 3 days
  4. Start of trail Hólaskjól
  5. End of trail Álftavatn
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Silfurfoss near Hólaskjól

Hólaskjól – Álftavatn, 50 km, 3 days

When you walk the popular Laugavegur, there is a branch halfway going east to Hólaskjól. It takes three days to walk this easy but spectacular hiking trail and bridle path, giving views on the glaciers and mountains of this volcanic active reagion in the south of Iceland. You have to cross some rivers, but this is usually not a problem. There are huts at regular intervals, so you don't need to carry a tent. But you do need to carry your own food of course.


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