Austurbrekkur to Sjónarnípa, Svartifoss, and Magnúsafoss

MODERATE 11 reviews

Austurbrekkur to Sjónarnípa, Svartifoss, and Magnúsafoss is a 7.1 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Skaftárhreppur, Southern, Iceland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

DISTANCE
7.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
265 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

views

waterfall

no shade

hiking
22 days ago

3/31/2019
This trail was nothing short of spectacular. I started on the Svartifoss side and continued to Snòbarnípa and finished with Austurbrekkur. Amazing waterfalls on the way up to Svartifoss. And absolutely nobody on the loop trail that connects you to the glacier viewing trail. Fairly straight forward with easy to follow paths. Some steady incline for almost the entire way no matter which side you start on but nevertheless totally worth it and totally doable for any fitness level (depending on how much time you have) I am relatively fit and finished the whole loop in approximately 2 hours 10 minutes including multiple stops for pictures and jaw dropping scenery.

hiking
6 months ago

A fantastic hike. Just do it you won’t regret it. It’s not hard at all. a few steep sections but easily doable.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike with just a few steeper sections. We set out along the ridge. This was terrific since we could see the glacier for the whole walk up. Also nice birding in the shrub area. The view at Sjonarnipa was lovely and worth taking some time to enjoy. The walk from there to the Svartifoss waterfall was delightful, and included some boardwalks to protect the wetlands. We absolutely loved this hike.

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