Mt Kristinartindar Skaftafell,

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This mountain ridge serves as a nice background of the ice free part of the National Park and the white world of ice behind it. The ridge is horse shoe shaped half way around an old crater, which opens up towards the west. Its highest peak (1126m) is an excellent spot for panoramic views on a fine day, but utmost care has to be taken when walking along the narrow ridges between the peaks.

North of them is a sheer precipice. One of the many hiking trails from the camping grounds gradually ascends the southeastern slopes through the gully Hrutagil to Sjonarnipa with its fine views on a fine day. From there the trail continues to the 650 m point and then along the slopes to the 706 m point. This would be the point of return for those who do not want to conquer the peaks.

The descent passes the 610 point on the way to Sjonarsker, where one has to decide to turn left to the Svartifoss waterfall and back to the camping grounds or continue down the road all the way to the alluvial plain below. This hike takes 5-7 hours.


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