The first part of the trail starts in Vatnajökull National Park at Sveinstindur (1089m), possibly one of the best panoramic viewpoints in Iceland, overlooking the great Langisjór lake, 25km (15miles) long. The trail leads on along the great Skaftá river, and through bright green moss the trail will lead to the Eldgjá volcanic fissure, created in one of the greatest eruptions in historical times, starting around 934 AD.
Beat the crowd
The best part of all of this is that there are FAR fewer people in these regions than in the popular highland spots such as Landmannalaugar. If you are looking to get lost (in the good way, not the bad way) then this is the way to go.
This terrain covers an altitude of 400 – 1050 meters (1300 - 3450 feet) with a maximum ascent of 450 meters (1480 feet). This 40-42 kilometre journey is punctuated with mountain huts, allowing you to get well rested for the next day's adventure.
If you feel like the volcanic trails might be up your mountain (see what we did there?) but you have a few more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.