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Kjós is a colorful glacier valley surrounded with 1000 meter high mountains.

From Skaftafell Visitor Centre head towards Sjónarsker and continue to Morsárdalur. Continue across the footbridge over Morsá river and straight on the marked trail that leads to the birch woods in Bæjarstaðarskógur. Turn right when you arrive at the signpost in the woods. There is no well-defined trail leading to Kjós, instead you have to find a suitable route yourself. Continue until you arrive in Kjós. The same route will take you back towards Grjóthóll but instead of crossing the bridge you should continue on the trail next to the river until you arrive at the footbridge by Götugil. Cross the bridge and follow the marked trail to Skaftafell Visitor Centre.

30 km
Estimated time
8-10 hours
150 m
Starting point
Skaftafellsstofa Visitor centre

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