walking distance is about 100 km. The only major obstacle is the
shortage of drinking water en route. The hikers have to carry their
water supplies with them after all snow patches have disappeared in
Day 1 The first leg between the
huts at Herdubreidarlindir and Braedrafell is 17-19 km long.
Day 2 The next leg to the Drekagil hut is
18-20 km long.
Day 3 The third leg across the Dyngjufjoll massif via the
Drekagil gorge, Viti and Oskjuvatn and eventually through the Jon“s Pass
to the hut in the Dyngjufjoll Valley is 19-20 km long.
Day 4 The last leg
covers 22-24 km of lava and sand deserts until the small oasis Sudurarbotnar
is reached. There are a few excellent books available on
hiking routes in Iceland.
Huts on hiking trail
Herdubreidarlindir to Svartįrkot
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