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Short walk from car park to the waterfall

Nice, quiet, fairly flat walk alongside the river leading to a series of small-medium sized waterfalls. I suspect the trail goes further than the map suggests - it just depends how far you want to / are allowed to go.

A nice short walk from the church but not very well marked and while the waterfall is pleasant there are better examples. Visit if you are in the area but not an essential

Interesting wreck but sadly people are not respectful - clambering all over it, graffiti etc. It dims what should be an interesting object to view and photograph. As ever a minority ruin it for the majority. It is a heavily walked route so expect crowds

Beautiful falls and easy walk

1 day ago

400kr to walk around a small lake will put some people off. It's an interesting site and an enjoyable walk around the rim but probably not on your "must see" list

A simple walk around the geysers. Enjoyable but crowded - you'll struggle to get a photo without either dozens of people or tour buses in.

Get away from the chaos of Skogafoss and enjoy this waterfall all to yourself. The hike is short with a few small climbs and the waterfalls is a modest beauty. Ignore one of the reviews below: this trail is very much open. A really lovely short and rewarding hike

Not for everyone but worth doing if you have the time. This is a walk more than a hike. It's a relatively straight and flat march across the beach to the plane crash. Don't expect any more views than what you see from the car park. Do expect lots of people clambering over the wreck, stealing parts and a lot of graffiti, which is a great shame as this is such a unique site.

1 day ago

Criminally overlooked! This is an easy hike on a quiet stretch - perfect for getting away from the crowds. It takes in great views of the lava rock formations and allows you to get right up close to them all the while taking in views of the lake

a lovely walk through very interesting lava/rock formations. you can make our troll faces so maybe a fun one for children.

lovely easy hike with beautiful views. definitely recommend this one.

Very rewarding hike. make sure you go all the way to the top for some beautiful views. I would then say the hike becomes moderate. The Trial is not marked but there are clear paths and they do seem to connect. Just keep checking your GPS on Alltrials to make sure you are on track. We did it in quite high winds (about 30mph) and maybe not recommended as the small stones whip at the top and be careful not to lose your hat!

Lovely walk along the coast with beautiful views. When we did it the car park was basically empty at Arnarstapi (where we parked) but very busy at Hellnar

Lovely short hike and really cool to clamber along the canyon (I suggest you wear waterproofs). I did not attempt the green rope climb though!

Beautiful views and not a difficult climb. interesting to see into a volcano

Very interesting walk and amazibg to see nature literally bubbling away and it makes you realise how active the ground is beneath your feet! Good information board explaining how the mud pools form

Two beautiful falls and make sure you do both. Easy walks

busy but worth it. do climb the stairs and walk through the gate and further along the views are lovely

Lovely easy hike and gets you away from the crowds. I recommend do this one. A short hike with a big reward

Wonderful loop and definitely one to do. the scenery is lovely throughout and ever changing. You will see on the trial a little extra bit do keep climbing to the top and round the corner as the views of the mountains are excellent and they vary in colour (one for morning or evening photography depending upon the time of year)

2 days ago

interesting walk around the crater. Nice views but the cost is 400kr each but under 12s are free

Lovely hike with a wonderful reward at the end. definitely bring your swimming gear!!! the temperature is lovely and perfect to relax in after a hike

Easy, short walk through the geothermal area

A pleasant walk rather than a hike. Be sure to do the church loop as it takes in the most impressive lava arch

Great views and easy to follow. Worth walking around the rim for 360 views across the lake area

2 days ago

This trail starts at the parking area and can be difficult to follow at times as there are no markings. But it offers great views and a very rewarding, if steep, climb at the very end. Keep going upstream and you'll reach the summit of the mountain for some of the best views. Also be sure to check out the waterfall hidden out of sight from the road. You'll see the river flowing from the parking area - just head down and head to the left for a beautiful and secluded falls

My favourite hike in Iceland. Takes in varied scenery and the views of the mountains with all their colour is spectacular. Be sure to continue beyond the end of the trail for another 0.5km or so for some of the best views. Ideal for an evening hike. When returning (if going anti-clockwise) follow the white trail markers next to the large thermal pool

Simple walk between two great waterfalls. Easy to navigate and nice way to avoid the crowds at Dettifoss

Enjoyable coastal walk along the cliff top. Mostly flat, clearly marked and great views in both directions

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