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Strangakvísl - Eldgjá

To avoid driving over Ströngukvísl river it is possible to park the car south of the river and start hiking from there and go over a hiking bridge. The trail follows the river Nyðri Ófæra and into Eldgjá and is quite scenic.

2 km
Estimated time
1 hour
Trail difficulty factor
Starting point
Car park south of Ströngukvísl river

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7 km
3-4 h

This route lies from the car park at Eldgjá, to the Ófærufoss waterfall, and then upp on the eastern edge of the gorge and onto the Gjátindur mountain (943 m a.s.l.). From there on a good day, there is a wonderful view of the gorge and Skaftá area. The return may be the same way or via the gorge bottom, notice path to the bottom is steep and difficult.


Eldgjá - Ófærufoss

2,5 km
2,5 h

From the car park at Eldgjá, this is an easy path along the gorge bottom, to the Ófærufoss waterfall, giving a good idea of the size of the gorge.

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