Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers
The Snaefellsjökul National Park has a wide variety of trails. Most official routes can be done under two hours, and from the starting point, they are reachable by car.
The park is a paradise for waterfall-lovers, and runners, who enjoy running through volcanic landscapes.
Need to Know
The trail is rocky.
I started my run at the camping ground in Hellissandur. First, run to the south in the direction of the Snaefellsjökull Mountain. The trail is rocky and requires running shoes!
Once you arrive at the Eysteinsdalur Road, take the trail marked with posts to Rauðhóll lava fields. It is a short loop, which you can run each way.
Back at the road, follow it to the Klukkufoss waterfall, where you pass impressive basalt formations. Next, you can cross the street to visit the Snekkjufoss waterfall. From the waterfall, run through the rocky field back to the camping ground.
There are up to thirty-two official running trails marked on the map of the "Environment Agency of Iceland." All links in the "Need to Know" section.
Shared By: Don Caldi