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Rauðhólar Circle is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Norðurþing, Northeastern, Iceland that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until September.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 439 ft Route type Loop

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Justin Meadows
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Amazing trail full of the most basalt formations I've ever seen. Great view of the whole canyon and river as well. Be aware of bugs at the trailhead! Some kind of giant gnat that refuses to get out of your face until you get down the trail a big. My friend took three in the mouth just trying to talk. Also, recommend you go clockwise. Gives you a steady climb to admire the basalt before delivering a great view. Also, the big red hill spur at the end is still closed but you can get close and it's cool to look at.

Simina Florea
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First to Review

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.

Tomas Dusek
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Ryan Niemes
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Jeff Schuelein
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Lisa E.
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Nala Zhang
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Leo Chen
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