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Álftavatn Hut to Emstrur-Botnar Hut

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  • Storasula - The Green Volcano
    Storasula - The Green Volcano
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Pass by the foot of Storasula, a green cone volcano, then the trail enters the black ash deserts of Maelifellssandur. Another ancient volcano, Hattfell, rises up to greet you as you cross the pastures of the Emstrur region; farmers used to graze their sheep here in summer.
difficult
Distance 16.2 km
5:00 h
255 m
259 m
616 m
520 m
Visit the remarkable Markarfljot canyon, which plunges almost 200m down into the rocks south of Hattfell. Overnight at the Botnar Hut.
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Update: June 30, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
616 m
Lowest point
520 m

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Start

Álftavatn Hut (556 m)
Coordinates:
DD
63.860195, -19.224987
DMS
63°51'36.7"N 19°13'30.0"W
UTM
27V 587244 7082648
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Destination

Emstrur-Botnar Hut

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To help you follow the route with confidence we strongly suggest that you follow the GPS tracks (provided by Arcanum Mountain Guides, our local onsite supplier) in our Macs Adventure smartphone app. Use these in conjunction with the documentation and trekking maps (also provided by them) to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable, and problem-free day.

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Coordinates

DD
63.860195, -19.224987
DMS
63°51'36.7"N 19°13'30.0"W
UTM
27V 587244 7082648
w3w 
///thriving.caused.commentators
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.2 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
255 m
Descent
259 m
Highest point
616 m
Lowest point
520 m

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