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Through the Woods Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Norðurþing, Northeastern, Iceland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 249 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

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Wildlife

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This route starts at the Visitor Centre in Ásbyrgi and goes follows a path that lies below the eastern wall of Ásbyrgi all the way south to the pond Botnstjörn in the bottom of the canyon. The route goes through various forestry plots as during the years 1947-1977 foreign conifers were planted in Ásbyrgi. Various bird species nest in the diverse forest groves. Prior to more modern lifestyles the birch wood was used for building houses, as firewood and for the grazing of livestock. It is possible to combine this route with route Á-4 and make a ring route.

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Jeff Schuelein
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Simina Florea
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Á-3 Through the woods Distance: 4 km (one way) Walking time: 1,5 hr Starting point: Visitor Centre Path difficulty: Easy route (blue). Biking is allowed on this route. This route starts at the Visitor Centre in Ásbyrgi and goes follows a path that lies below the eastern wall of Ásbyrgi all the way south to the pond Botnstjörn in the bottom of the canyon. The route goes through various forestry plots as during the years 1947-1977 foreign conifers were planted in Ásbyrgi. Various bird species nest in the diverse forest groves. Prior to more modern lifestyles the birch wood was used for building houses, as firewood and for the grazing of livestock. It is possible to combine this route with route Á-4 and make a ring route. http://www.vatnajokulsthjodgardur.is/english/what-to-see/hiking-routes/the-jokulsargljufur-canyon/asbyrgi/

Julia Kierys
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Adam Woodard
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Alexander Villanueva
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