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Super look over the sea and the port and what a nice city!!!

The wind was quite strong the day we went which made the cold hard to bare. It is an interesting stop. I would not go twice though

easy walk with more to see than the waterfall

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14 days ago

Beautiful loop - crowd thins after Svartifoss - awesome overlook on to Skaftafellsjokull glacier and icebergs. I recommend instead starting on the S3 (left side) to waterfall and onto s6 for less traffic than main central corridor path. Take Sjonaripa from the Falls across to breathtaking lunch spot overlooking the glacier. then go down on the Austurbrekkur.. Nice 6 mile loop. glacier views,, waterfalls, wildflower meadows... easy to moderate

hiking
1 month ago

A very easy loop. It might be worth to add sjonarnipa. If you have the legs, then the must do in the area is kristinartindar!

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1 month ago

Error, wrong trail, this is for the fimm... trail, trying to fix ASAP


Here is a guide if weather unfortunately was not on the same schedule as your hike. My day started cloudy with a light drizzle starting at Stogafoss. (I recommend starting from this points as you will see all the waterfalls ahead of you as you trek up. Now my weather predicament only went from okay to bad to worse. Granted I was well prepared and being cold not wet was an issue, however at 8.6km once the trail splits into 2 ( red and blue). On bright sunny days I highly recommend the red, but you must have proper waterproof shoes for this hike! You will encounter much more snow in the earlier months and you will have to keep a close eye on the trail recorder as at some points in the snow the poles are completely buried after a heavy winter. Unfortunately in my case, I was completely lost and without direction in the middle of a storm; complete whiteout. If this is your weather for the trek, I HIGHLY recommend to stick to the blue trail as it marked much more adequately and a safer choice in harsher conditions.

If the weather works out, but you don’t have any to to catch the bus at the end part of he trail, I believe a loop up the red trail and down the blue trail would be a fantastic choice. 30km +- give or take, should take you less than 10hrs total; remember I did this in a storm and was horribly lost at some points. In great weather and proper equipment, you can finish this hike in 8-9 hours if you are fit.

1 month ago

Easy walk down through a fissure to beautiful canyon (lots of tourists)!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views going up. Easy hike and well marked trail.

Nice walk that takes you all through town. Walked the city the day before and this took me to places I would have missed.

hiking
3 months ago

Went here in mid march, and only saw 2 other people on the trail on the way to the Svartifoss. On the way back we passed about 40 people who had come in on a bus. If you can get there early and beat the buses, then you should have the place almost to yourself.

Easy walking

Great city! Great views!

This waterfall is great! Looks like something from another planet.

Its a long walk through flat barren landscape, and was full of people when we got there so you couldn't get a good picture. A couple people had bicycles which might have made it worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is heavily trafficked to and at the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall, but only lightly trafficked to and at the intriguing Sel turf houses. Our kids enjoyed having two very different highlights in a single relatively short hike. You can chop off 0.2m by cutting back across a bridge over the river to close the loop earlier if you don't mind getting back on a heavily trafficked trail (we had the slightly longer trail to ourselves).

This gets a bad rap - it’s not a hike it’s a 4ish mile round trip walk on a path. The plane is very cool. Very spooky. And the black sand beaches are absolutely beautiful. No this is not a hike and yes it’s understandable that the tourist that come to the island and expected this to be a hike will be disappointed. However if you’re looking to see something cool and want to let your body rest from some of the grueling hikes you might have completed in the last days, this is a great way to spend an hour

Great scenery and some interesting Icelandic history to learn about along the way, but very crowded and the waterfall is underwhelming compared to others in Iceland.

Went to look at the plane. It’s a long walk out. Once I got out there, people were all over the plane, even standing on top of it. Not even a good chance to get a photo. I would recommend going elsewhere.

well paved trail and beautiful scenery nice easy hike

It was a decent view, pretty crowded but that's to be expected. Definitely a good spot to bring the family if you want to go for a little hike but not spend too much energy on it.

Was disappointed with this... with all the beauty Iceland has to offer I found this tour monotonous and anticlimactic. You hike a few miles just to get to a bare plane with tourists. If you're into aviation I'd recommend it but there are so many better places worth your time.

So neat to see the city. If you're staying for awhile it helps get your bearings straight.

Its difficult to not give this 5 stars yet when I compare this to some of the other breath taking falls here in Iceland I must say that this one is not as spectacular as Skogafoss. The trail is easy but not strollerable, have alot of storge space available on your camera or phone because I took probably 50 pics here. Well around the whole Thingvellir National park area anyways.

Quick little walk to the awesome waterfall. Worth stopping and checking it out.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Easy but pretty hike. A bit of a different experience from my usual New England hikes.

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