Svinadalur Circle

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Svinadalur Circle is a 7.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kópasker, Norðurland eystra, Iceland that features a lake 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
7.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
160 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

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hiking
7 months ago

V-6 Svínadalur circle
Distance: 7 km (circle)
Walking time: 2-3hrs
Starting point: Hljóðaklettar parking area
Route difficulty: Challenging route (red).

The trail starts at the parking area at Hljóðaklettar and goes south past the old Trolls, Karl and Kerling and towards Kallbjarg. In the last century there was a pulley over the river at Kallbjarg, which was used to transport essentials from one side to the other. From Kallbjarg the route heads west to the farm Svínadalur, deserted since 1946 and then it turns north. The trail goes over Eyjan (the Island) and then it goes down into the Vesturdalur valley and goes along the Vesturdalsá River to the camp site. From there the easiest way back to the parking area is to follow the road.