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Waterfall—Coast Loop

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Hike along the beautiful coast in the national park.


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12.0

Miles

19.4

KM

Loop

164' 50 m

High

0' 0 m

Low

337' 103 m

Up

324' 99 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Commonly Backpacked · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The Snaefellsjökul National Park has a wide variety of trails. Most official routes can be done under two hours, and from the starting point, they are reachable by car.

The park is a paradise for waterfall-lovers, and hikers, who enjoy hiking through volcanic landscapes.

There are dream beaches along the coast with crystal clear blue sea.

Need to Know

Camping Ground in Hellissandur: west.is/en/inspiration/serv…

Snaefellsjökull National Park: west.is/en/inspiration/snae…

Map of Trails: ust.is/library/Skrar/utgefi…

Description

I started my hike at the camping ground in Hellissandur. First, I followed the main road to the north-west. The trail leads along the beach of the national park.

On the way, you encounter the old "Well of the Irish," a historical attraction. Next to it is the parking area Írskabrunnur.

From there, the route passes a sheltered cove with golden sand and beautiful beaches to take a selfie. There are fishing relics at Öndverðarnes. You encounter many birds, and it is possible to spot whales.

Take the route in the south back to the road 579.

Flora & Fauna

A lot of Seagulls along the coast.

History & Background

The Well of the Irish and fishing relics.

Shared By:

Don Caldi

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Camping Hellissandur
Jul 22, 2020 near Ólafsvík, IS
Coast
Jul 22, 2020 near Ólafsvík, IS
Hike along the coast in Snaefellsjökkul National Park.
Jul 22, 2020 near Ólafsvík, IS
Coast
Jul 22, 2020 near Ólafsvík, IS
Hiking Map
Jul 22, 2020 near Ólafsvík, IS

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