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Sandra Gestsdóttir reviewed Móskarðshnjúkar
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Such an awesome trail.

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Agata Ryszkowska reviewed Móskarðshnjúkar
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Slightly challenging but so rewarding! Walking sticks are really helpful :)

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Karolina Cholewa reviewed Laugavegur Trail
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CampingGreat!

(I did this hike in August of 2018) The best backpacking trip I ever had so far. Unreal views. Awesome to hike through all types of terrain...mountains, snow, forest, desert. Absolutely loved it. Please do this hike

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Queenie Leung reviewed Laugavegur Trail
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HikingGreat!

Did this trail back in July 2014 starting from Landmannalauger and ending in Skogar (coming down the stairs at Skogafoss). We hiked it over a course of 6 days spending nights in the mountain huts. There’s the option to depart from Thorsmork but I’d recommend continuing through to Skogar. Could have also done it in a shorter amount of time given how long summer days last in Iceland (still bright at 9pm at night). Absolutely loved it - you get a taste of several Iceland landscapes - the gorgeous hills, the volcanic desert, the glaciers, hiking the cats spine ridge on the way to Skogar, and following the 20+ waterfalls that all feed into the final Skogafoss. A wonderful and unforgettable experience!

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Unlike anything else on the planet.

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Marta Szczerba reviewed Sudurnámur
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This was an absolutely gorgeous and pleasant day hike which we did in c.4 hours with many stops for photos and lunch break. We loved the variety of landscapes including a semi-maze made by rivers. Route is clearly marked via poles.

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Rapha Ela reviewed Sudurnámur
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Tolle Route, aber definitiv nicht einsam sondern sehr frequentiert und wettertechnisch wechselhaft

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HikingGreat!

Des cascades ... en cascade !

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First to Review

great hike. challenging. unbelievable views

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Erik Y reviewed Laugavegur Trail
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Menno Lammerts-van-Bueren reviewed Laugavegur Trail
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HikingGreat!

Very beautiful and diverse hike. Technically easy and easy distances per day.

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Hiking

probably the best hike You could do in your life but prepare Yourself well!

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Taylor McLeod reviewed Laugavegur Trail
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Did this trek in July of 2019. Absolutely the most beautiful hike I have ever completed! Amazing hike with a variety of beautiful landscapes! Do your research and be prepared for rain, snow, sun and alot of wind. Have a good waterproof tent and outer layers, as well as river crossing shoes. Trail is very well marked. Took us 4 days to complete.

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Jason Baer reviewed Laugavegur Trail
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Recommend for sure! Variety of Landscapes

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Johanna Thorkelsdottir reviewed Móskarðshnjúkar
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Michelle Wielgosz reviewed Laugavegur Trail
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I did his trail in 2016 and it really is incredible. The terrain is constantly changing and the scenery is unlike anything I've ever seen. There are definitely challenging spots, but as a whole I thought it was a very doable and very well marked as well. The second part Fimmvörðuháls was the more challenging part, but you will not be disappointed. We lucked out with the weather and only got trapped in rain a couple times. Definitely make sure you have a good rain jacket, good layers, and they are not lying when they say river crossing shoes!

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Hiking

Very beautiful trail. Diversity of waterfalls, snow, vulcano landscape and forest. Long hike but definately worth it

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Ellen Smith reviewed Laugavegur Trail
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Awesome, otherworldly trail. We broke this into four nights and camped in tents. Biggest advice, as will become obvious if you’re planning a trip, would be preparing for unpleasant conditions. Though we hiked in late August, it snowed at the top of the mountain pass and temperatures dropped well below freezing. Warm sleeping bags and clothing are an absolute must. The wind was fierce most of the way, too, often reaching 40 mph, and there is no real coverage from the gusts—especially if you’re camping. Brush up on how to pitch tents in wind gusts before you head out! Other thing I’d recommend is bypassing the campsite at Alftavatn and continuing on to Hvanngil. It was a beautiful site and my favorite stop along the way. Most people continue past it, it seemed. Most sites allowed hikers to hang out in sheltered seating areas to escape the elements. This was perfect for warming up, preparing food, and playing card games. Trails were busy and it is good to get moving early to claim a spot if you’re camping!

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Ian Tabor reviewed Móskarðshnjúkar
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Very fun trail! Glad I found it while staying in Reykjavík for vacation. Don’t be surprised if you don’t make it up the primary incline. Its quite steep and definitely not your average hike. Beautiful views the entire way. I would recommend to think twice about this trail unless you have experience on sustained steep trails and walking on snowpack

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Unrivalled views, endless waterfalls walking along a canyon for several miles. Very little traffic as well! Such a beautiful hike

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Andris Kalvans reviewed Móskarðshnjúkar
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Completed 18 September by myself. Start at Skogafoss waterfall. Trail is clearly marked with blue painted stakes. No need to be experienced to complete this one. Spent a lot of time stopping for pictures and finished under 8 hours. trekking poles not necessary but could be handy depending on weather. it was raining the whole time for me. Dress in layers and bring water, snacks, and electrolytes and you will enjoy it.

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Aza Raskin reviewed Eyjafjördur
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Fantastic hike though with a fair amount of bushwhacking. Pretty intense. Waterfalls to the sea and wild blueberries the entire way. Magic shrouds of clouds.

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Great hike. I started at Skógafoss and worked my way up. The waterfalls leading up to the pass are incredible and look more like a fairytale than reality. Make sure to take time to stop and smell the roses (waterfalls). Trail is clearly marked so you should have no problem with that.

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Such a beautiful hike. I recommend starting at Skogar because the descent into Thorsmork at the end is unreal. Definitely need a certain fitness level to tackle this in one day, but if weather is good, then no need to be an experienced hiker - the markers were clear the whole way when I went today (Sept 6). There are steep climbs and descents, so watch your step and take those at a pace you can handle safely. This hike was one of the best things I’ve ever done - put it on your bucket list if you enjoy hiking and like a challenge!

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Wout Spoorenberg reviewed Laugavegur Trail
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This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful if not the most beautiful hike I have ever done. The most scenic views throughout the entire hike. Did the trail 3-5 sept with 2 nights in huts. Day 1: 12k, day 2: 28k, day 3: 15k. The trail is well marked and overall of moderate difficulty. If you use this app to check if you are still going the right way you will be fine (also works in flight mode). Weather conditions can change quickly, so come prepared. Water shoes or sandals are a must since you have to cross about 4 rivers, varying from ankle to knee deep. Good luck!

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