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The walk is a little bit boring. The black sand beach is beautiful. The plane is nothing extraordinary.

So many waterfalls and changing landscapes. Made it to the second hut in roughly 4.5 hrs. Highly recommend, not a challenging hike but breathtaking!!!

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

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.

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.

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

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)

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

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

walking
12 days ago

This is a must-see waterfall, especially while traveling in Iceland's famous Golden Circle. This is an easy short walk with spectacular rewards!

One of my favorite waterfalls in Iceland! Powerful and tons of rainbows

walking
16 days ago

Although not as beautiful as Yellowstone, they are very pretty. There are geysers & hot springs. This is more of a gentle walk but there are a lot of tourists (as expected).

Very scenic hiking area at the coastal line of Snaefellsness

Very long hike of about 90min Loop to see a plane wreck

nature trips
16 days ago

Very nice waterfall but it became quite touristic the last years

hiking
17 days ago

Great unique hike with endless amazing views. I recommend hiking poles for declines. Check the weather forecast before you go and prepare for the elements. I rate this Hard (and not moderate).

Impressive waterfall, easy walk. And you can get right up to it. I imagine it would be beautiful in winter with all the ice.

Super quick to walk to. It erupts every 5-10 min and some blasts are better than others. So it’s worth sticking around for a couple eruptions to see it. Also, watch where the wind is blowing. A huge shot of water came up and blew lukewarm water right at us.

I wish people were respectful and would not climb the wreck... Nice walk regardless, went there for sunset

Definitely worth stopping.

Simple rocky path along the coast. Great views

26 days ago

Great hike, the highlight of our 10 days in Iceland. Started at Skoga and stayed at a dorm style Hostel in Basar. Did some more hiking the next day in Thorsmork. We had great weather and the falls along the Skogar river and in Thorsmork were outstanding.

Incredible hike. All of Iceland in one hike. I’d say a bit harder than moderate depending on how experienced you are. We took our tent and camping gear and camped at Basar at the end of the hike. Took an 8 am bus down the next day, you have to connect at the lava center if you camped in Skógar. We got back to Skogar at 1120 am. The information center at Skogar will book tickets for the bus in advance if you need. Wouldn’t recommend driving up there unless you have a good 4WD car. We did see a few older SUVs but mostly ranger rovers and Jeeps. The drive to Basar is across a pretty barren rock field with poor tracks and a few river crossings.

This was the worst thing I did during my week in Iceland. The wind is incessant and punishing - easily averaging 40-50 mph with much stronger gusts - and the prize is really not worth it. At the end you'll find a few dozen tourists climbing over an increasingly rusted and decrepit aircraft. It provides only a brief respite before you have to brave the winds on the trek back to the parking lot. You're better off looking at pictures of the plane online. Seriously, go do something else, Iceland has so much more to offer.

Nice hike to a beautiful waterfall. And not very busy. The trail is wrong, since you actually have to make a detour via the small town, since the trail shown would lead over private property. So it is roughly 500 m longer each way.

We didn’t want to overnight this one so started in Skógar at 6am and hiked about 8.5 miles to the first hut and then turned around to hike back. Didn’t see the last Valley but was still worth the day trip to see everything else. The hike has it all.

Was quite rainy and windy when I went, had to use positive self-talk to motivate myself to keep going. A long trek out for a few quick photo ops. Glad I did it (for the geocache); doubt I'd redo it. Bonus for the cruddy weather - not as many tourist out there.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Highly recommend the glacier tours. Well worth the money to climb on this beautiful piece of nature.

Recommend going early in the morning in order to have the place to yourself. Stunning views even if the pool is a bit "slimy."

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