Rauðhólar Circle

MODERATE 2 reviews
#3 of 7 trails in

Rauðhólar Circle is a 5.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kópasker, Norðurland eystra, Iceland that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September.

DISTANCE
5.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
188 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
7 months ago

The first part of the trail is the same as in route V-3 but by the cave of Kirkjan (the Church) the trail branches from the main path and rises along a gentle wooded slope leading to Rauðhólar (Red hills). Rauðhólar is a row of scoria cones. During this fascinating walk you can experience a great variety of geological phenomena and the views to the canyon in the north and Hljóðaklettar in the south are exceptional. Please note that the park authorities have had to prohibit walking up to the highest hill. Due to intrusion it was starting to flatten out.

Thursday, August 13, 2015