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Waterfalls and Lava Channel Loop

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Challenging but rewarding hike through the rocky fields of the national park.


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10.9

Miles

17.6

KM

Loop

887' 270 m

High

58' 18 m

Low

1,212' 369 m

Up

1,213' 370 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

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.

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, hike to the south in the direction of the Snaefellsjökull Mountain. The trail is rocky and requires hiking shoes!

Once you arrive at the Eysteinsdalur Road, take the trail marked with posts to Rauðhóll lava fields. It is a short loop, which you can hike each way.

Back at the road, follow it to the Klukkufoss waterfall, where you pass impressive basalt formations. Next, you can cross the street to visit the Snekkjufoss waterfall. From the waterfall, hike through the rocky field back to the camping ground.

There are up to thirty-two official hiking trails marked on the map of the "Environment Agency of Iceland." All links in the "Need to Know" section.

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Don Caldi

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Mountain Snaefellsjökull
Jul 22, 2020 near Ólafsvík, IS
Waterfall
Jul 22, 2020 near Ólafsvík, IS
Hike through the National Park
Jul 22, 2020 near Ólafsvík, IS

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