Kjalvegur

Beschreibung

  1. Name Kjalvegur
  2. Länge von Wanderweg 44 km, 27 Meilen
  3. Länge in Tagen 3 Tage
  4. Anfang von Wanderweg Hveravellir
  5. Ende von Wanderweg Hvitarnes
  6. Traildino Schwierigkeit MW, Mittelschwere Wanderung mit Rucksack
  7. Schwierigkeitsgrad Berg- und Alpinwanderung T1, Wandern

Hrutfell - by Henk Kjalvegur , Hveravellir – Hvítárnes, 44 km, 3 days

To get to know the interior of Iceland, follow this ancient horse-trail across the plateau of Kjölur between the two glaciers of Langjökull in the west and Hofsjökull in the east. A lovely and not too strenuous hike, with nice huts along the way. It crosses open landscapes of wild glacier-eroded plains, and offers magnificent views of surrounding mountain ranges and glimpses of white glaciers shimmering above.

From the south, the trail starts at Hvítárnes hut, which offers breathtaking views of Langjökull glacier entering Hvitarvatn lake. Via Thverbrekknamuli hut the trail takes you to the green valley of Thjofadalir with its cosy hut. The last stretch leads you to Hveravellir, where you can relax in a hot spring bath.

The trail is waymarked, but not always very clear, so bring your compass and a written description and map from Reykjavik. Carry your own sleeping bag and enough food to last a few days. There is a bus stop at about 6 km from Hvítárnes hut, and another one at Hveravelir, so you can walk the trail in either direction.

 

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Kjalvegur, 21km

Bewertungen

Bewertung 9.0 | 2 Bewertungen | Nr. 1 in Island
  • Joke ter Weele Juli 2006
  • Bewertung 9
  • Positiv Amazing wide vistas and weird volcanic shapes and bubbling springs
  • Henk Nouws Juli 2006
  • Bewertung 9
  • Positiv Climbing some mountains, one had an unbelievably clear view over the island. Nature is unspoiled. Volcanic activity.
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Bücher

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
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Karten

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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Kjalvegur - IJsland | Sogur |
  • Sögur Publishing House, een IJslandse uitgever in Reykjavik, heeft onlangs vijf nieuwe, boeiende en gedetailleerde wandel- en ruiterkaarten uitgegeven. De kaarten zijn beschikbaar in de IJslandse en Engelse taal, en zitten in een plastic mapje, wat zowel bij het wandelen als het paardrijden handig is. Elke kaart biedt ongeveer 40 verschillende... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Kjalvegur
  • Kjalvegur area of Iceland at 1:100,000 in a series of hiking and recreational topographic maps from Sogur Utgafa, with 27 hiking and riding tracks highlighted and described in detail. The map presents detailed picture of the area’s topography, with contours at 20m intervals supplemented by spot heights and relief shading. The colouring... Read more
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  • Kjölur - Langjökull - Kerlingrafjöll
  • Kjölur - Langjökull - Kerlingrafjöll area of Iceland at 1:100,000 in a series of detailed hiking and recreational topographic maps from Mál og menning - the country`s leading cartographic publishers, with beautiful drawings of local birds and tourist information. An enlargement shows the Kerlingrafjöll area in greater detail at 1:50,000.The... Read more
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Walking holidays

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Netherlands
  • IJsland - Kjölur
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  • caarlo 2016-03-07 22:02:02
  • Kjalvegur Hiking Trail
  • Does anyone know if the buses run during late march-early april. Ill be camping around southern iceland during that time and the buses for Landmannalaugar werent running during this period.
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