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Hrafntinnusker Hut to Álftavatn Hut

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Iceland sits astride the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and this morning you’ll note just how fragile the earth’s crust is here. Hundreds of steaming hot springs and mud pools stretch across this lunar-like terrain; this could only be Iceland.
moderate
Distance 10.9 km
4:00 h
80 m
599 m
Ahead, sight the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers which sit atop slumbering volcanoes; the latter’s ash cloud being infamous for causing havoc to airspace in May 2010! Arrive at the Alftavatn (translates as ‘Swan Lake’) Hut in the afternoon, for an overnight stay.
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Update: June 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,068 m
Lowest point
548 m

Start

Hrafntinnusker Hut (1,067 m)
Coordinates:
DD
63.933400, -19.167675
DMS
63°56'00.2"N 19°10'03.6"W
UTM
27V 589826 7090883
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Destination

Álftavatn 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
63.933400, -19.167675
DMS
63°56'00.2"N 19°10'03.6"W
UTM
27V 589826 7090883
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
80 m
Descent
599 m

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