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Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker Hut

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  • Hrafntinnusker Hut where you will spend your first night on the trail
    / Hrafntinnusker Hut where you will spend your first night on the trail
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Arriving in the highland location of Landmannalaugar, have some lunch amongst the surrounding colourful rhyolite mountains.
moderate
Distance 10 km
4:00 h
532 m
67 m
1,075 m
601 m
Lace-up your boots for the walk to Hrafntinnusker Mountain Hut, passing by small gorges, steaming hot springs and yellow mountain ridges. By the time you reach tonight’s mountain hut accommodation in the late afternoon, you will have fallen for this harsh yet beautiful volcanic landscape.
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Author
Macs Adventure
Update: June 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,075 m
Lowest point
601 m

Start

Landmannalaugar (601 m)
Coordinates:
DD
63.990710, -19.061190
DMS
63°59'26.6"N 19°03'40.3"W
UTM
27V 594851 7097421
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Destination

Hrafntinnusker Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

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
63.990710, -19.061190
DMS
63°59'26.6"N 19°03'40.3"W
UTM
27V 594851 7097421
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
532 m
Descent
67 m
Highest point
1,075 m
Lowest point
601 m

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