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Hljóðaklettar Circle is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Norðurþing, Northeastern, Iceland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until September.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 193 ft Route type Loop

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Hiljóðaklettar (Echo Rocks) were created by ancient volcanoes that were then eroded by the Jökulsá river. Bask in the fascinating geology and the roaring of the river. Hljóðaklettar (Echo Rocks) are the remains of ancient volcanoes which have been heavily eroded by the Jökulsá river, leaving only the volcanic plugs behind. It is interesting to listen to the cliff acoustic near the river and walk between the unique geological phenomena: basalt columns in various shapes, cliffs, honeycomb weathering and caves. A part of the circular route is difficult to cross. It is possible to make the route easier and shorter (~ 1 km) by going only to the first rock, Tröllið (“the Troll”) and turn around there (route V-2).

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Christine Ronde
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Hiking

scenic, Pretty colors, good elevation gain

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Stephan A.
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Miriam Wugmeister
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Hiking

Nice walk with amazing volcanic formations and caves. Parts of the trail was closed due to flooding

Simina Florea
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Hiking

V-3 Hljóðaklettar circle Distance: 3 km (circle) Walking time: 1-1,5 hr Starting point: Hljóðaklettar parking area Route difficulty: Challenging route (red). Hljóðaklettar (Echo Rocks) are the remains of ancient volcanoes which have been heavily eroded by the Jökulsá river, leaving only the volcanic plugs behind. It is interesting to listen to the cliff acoustic near the river and walk between the unique geological phenomena: basalt columns in various shapes, cliffs, honeycomb weathering and caves. A part of the circular route is difficult to cross. It is possible to make the route easier and shorter (~ 1 km) by going only to the first rock, Tröllið (“the Troll”) and turn around there (route V-2). http://www.vatnajokulsthjodgardur.is/english/what-to-see/hiking-routes/the-jokulsargljufur-canyon/vesturdalur/

Petur Helgason
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James Bavelas
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