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    • Reykjahlíð, Iceland

      Bathe in Myvatn Nature Baths

      Myvatn Natural Hot Springs are an alternative hot spring to the well-known Blue Lagoon in Iceland. The $18 student tickets are much more affordable than the prices of $75 for other nature baths.Because Myvatn is located on the other side of the country than the main airport, it is less crowded, y...
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    • Hverfjall Trailhead, Iceland

      Hike Hverfjall and Dimmuborgir

      2.2 mi / 400 ft gain
      Mt. Hverfjall (Hverfell) is an old tephra crater that is estimated to be 2500 years old. The crater is about 1 km in diameter and 400 feet deep. Hikers can hike to the top via two marked routes which are easily identifiable. Travel to and from the crater rim is strictly limited to these two route...
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    • Þjóðvegur, Iceland

      Explore Hverir Geothermal Field

      Not far from one the more popular hot springs in North Iceland, the Hverir Geothermal Field is one of the most spectacular (and overlooked) places in all of Iceland. The fields consist of mud pots that bubble and produce high temperature steam from the extreme heat underneath being released into ...
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    • Mývatnsvegur, Iceland

      Hike around Höfði

      2 mi / 50 ft gain
      Lake Mývatn translates to "Midge Lake" and if you visit here in the summer there will be swarms and swarms of midges. You might want to wear something to cover your face. From the parking area, which is located just off Road 848 past the turn off for Dimmuborgir if heading away from Reykjahlíð, t...
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    • Vindbelgur, Iceland

      Hike up Vindbelgjarfjall

      3.2 mi / 1735 ft gain
      Vindbelgjarfjall is a 529-meter mountain located in Lake Mývatn area, North Iceland, whose formation dates back to the Ice Age. It is part of Krafla volcanic system and is one of the most iconic mountains of the region.The ascent up Vindbelgjarfjall is ideal for those wishing to have a bird-eye v...
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    • Leirhnjúkur, Iceland

      Hike to Leirhnjúkur

      3.1 mi / 200 ft gain
      The trailhead for this hike is located near Lake Mývatn .  Take Road 863 towards Krafla power plant. After you pass under the power station's piping system, the parking area is up the hill and on your left.  If you reach the parking area for Viti Crater, you've gone too far.  The trail starts in ...
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    • Viti Trail, Iceland, Iceland

      Explore Viti Crater

      Viti is a large crater, located near lake Myvatn in Northern Iceland. It is filled with bright blue water that changes into a different shade of blue at every perspective. Viti is surrounded by lava fields and a very colorful geothermal area, reminding you how incredible Iceland's landscape is. I...
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    • Goðafoss Waterfall, Iceland

      Photograph Goðafoss

      The parking lot for Goðafoss is clearly signed and you'll be able to see the falls from the parking lot. Just take a quick jaunt up to the falls and find your perfect angle!Since it was on the backend of winter when I visited, there was ice frozen into spirals on the rock which was really awesome...
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    • Dettifoss, Iceland

      Hike Dettifoss and Selfoss

      1.6 mi
      Dettifoss and Selfoss are two waterfalls located closely together, separated only by about one kilometer of easy walking along a cliff top. From the parking lot it is easy to find the start the trail. Just to the right of bathroom, or the water closet (WC) is the beginning to get to both Dettifos...
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    • Akureyri, Iceland

      Trail Run in Kjarnaskógur

      9.3 mi / 656.2 ft gain
      Kjarnaskógur is the local forest and recreation area in Akureyri and is located just South of the Airport. Great for running, hiking, mountain biking and x-country skiing when there is snow. There is a main 10km loop trail which starts from the carpark and is also lit with lamps during the dark m...
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    • Súluvegur, Iceland

      Hike Mount Sulur

      6.2 mi / 2887.1 ft gain
      From the parking lot the trail will almost immediately fork and you will want to go left.  There will be a small sign for Sulur.  There is a small stream crossing before you continue the gradual climb up hill.  The first few kilometers of the hike will move through a significant of marsh land whi...
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    • Súluvegur, Iceland

      Hike Súlur

      9.3 mi / 3116.8 ft gain
      The trailhead is located at a parking lot south of Akureyri - mark it on your map and it'll be easy to find. Similar to other trails in Iceland, the way up Súlur is marked with wooden stakes which makes trail finding a breeze! If you're doing this before a lot of snow has melted, some of the stak...
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