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Kerid Crater Lake
Volcanic landscapes and waterfalls
The first part of the trek takes you through one of the greatest volcanic regions of the southern Icelandic highlands, the area of Skaftá river and Eldgjá “Fire Canyon”. Our journey begins in the Vatnajökull National Park at Sveinstindur mountain by the magical 25km (15M) long Langisjór lake located at the southwestern edge of Vatnajökull glacier. The trail leads on along the great Skaftá river through bright green moss-covered lava formations, impressive waterfalls, canyons, and amazing craters. We then continue to the Eldgjá volcanic fissure created in one of the greatest eruptions in historical times, starting around 934 AD. Beautiful waterfalls, crystal clear streams, and traditional mountain huts add to the experience and help make this one of the best treks you can find on the planet. On the last day, the bus back to Reykjavík goes via the highland oasis Landmannalaugar where you have a chance to dip into a natural pool.
As environmental stewards in Iceland, we take a proactive approach to preserve the trail and the surrounding nature by allocating 1% of the tour price for each passenger to our Environmental Fund. With us, you get to experience this amazing trail and minimize your environmental impact.
Total distance: 40-42 kilometers (25-26 miles)
Altitude: 400 – 1050 meters (1300 - 3450 feet)
Maximum ascent: 450 meters (1480 feet)
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