Bootcamp- camping + hiking

Skogafoss Travel Blog

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Last weekend (28+29 june) I decided to hike Fimmvorduhals with 190 bootcampers from Reykjavík... we started at the waterfall Skógafoss, which is situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded into the sea,  the cliffs stayed behind parallel to the coast over hundreds of kilometers creating together with some mountains a clear border between the Lowlands and the Highlands of Iceland

Skógafoss is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls of the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbowis normally visible on sunny days, but that day was not enough sun to make the rainbow :( but last time I went there I saw it :)

According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall.

A local boy found the chest years later, but was only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again.

At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull and hiking Tindafjallajökull which is a part of Eyjafjallajokull . It goes down to Þórsmörk on the other side and continues as the famous Laugavegur to Landmannalaugar.

next trip will be the Laugarvegur... about 55km and there is a famous "marathon" called Laugavegurinn where the runners run this offroad 55km :)

Anouksreizen says:
These pictures brings almost tears in my eyes. I really do miss Iceland.
Posted on: Jul 05, 2008
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photo by: Avaria