Explore the most popular hiking trails in Austurland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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9 days ago

Thats a good one! But please make the detour to svartifoss. I know it's touristy, but why not?

Absolutely beautiful!

21 days ago

Definitely go on this hike if you have a morning or half a day in Seydisfjordur! There is a new waterfall to admire every 15 minutes. The trail is marked by posts all along. We couldn’t make it the last 0.5km because the river was too wide, but the hike was still absolutely worth it.

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22 days ago

If you do not have glacial hiking experience but you love the idea of hiking a glacier, hire a guide and hike this glacier. I usually like hiking on my own accord but I don't have the means of effectively hiking a glacier on my own (equipment, know-how, etc.) This was some of the best money I ever spent. Hike a glacier, climb it, maybe even stumble upon an ice cave, but only with a specialist in tow. It's amazing.

To be precise, I'm assuming this trail (0.6 miles) is referring to observing the glacier without stepping foot on it. That is still an awesome experience; glaciers are insane to witness up close. Still, if at all possible, I recommend doing what you need to do (even if it means paying for a guide) to safely find yourself escorted onto the actual glacier itself. You won't regret it.

This was one of the best and closest views of a glacier we saw. You don't even have to hike the half mile to see a gorgeous view just over a small hill from the parking lot. Very pot holey road on the way there but SO worth it. I'd do the walk around the glacial lake. Really cool ice caves with falling chunks/dripping icebergs. Watch out for the edge by the water there's quicksand-like mud in some spots . My husbands hiking boot got submerged ! 

23 days ago

Hiked to sjonarnipa (out and back did not do the loop) and had awesome view of the glacier. Did not take the svartifoss route because we had already seen so many waterfalls in Iceland. This was not a crowded trail and the views were amazing along the way . Moderate to difficult. Steady incline with some flat parts . Took us about two hours including pictures.

Stunning views of two waterfalls! Bit of a river to cross and a steep at parts but well worth the climb!

Few / no crowds in August? Count me in! Two waterfalls, wonderful trail. Awesome example of basalt cliffs. And the upper waterfall shows off the layers of sediment / volcanic dust that built up over the centuries / millennia (?).

Trail was "up hill" but not steep.

Beautiful hike to two waterfalls! Worth the harder uphill climb

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