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Saga Trail Highland

Articles in Saga Trail Highland

Murders and Executions The Highlands

According to the Book of Settlements and the Sturlunga Saga, many murders,... more

Kaldidalur Saga

The Kaldidalur route F-550) was much traveled in the past, especially between... more

Domadalur Route Saga

The Domadalur Route is actually the westernmost part of the ancient Landmanna... more

Highland Saga Gaesavotn route

This route is one of the most interesting and adventurous for 4wd vehicles in... more

Practical information before enter Highlands

  Quick reference travel guide for travelling to central... more

BARDARBUNGA JUST BELOW 2000 METRES ELEVATION

Mt Bardarbunga is the second highest elevation of the country, just below 2000... more

HIGHLAND ICELAND SAGA

HIGHLAND ROUTES Outlaws - Thieves - Ghosts - Evil Spirits Old and Present... more

Travel Guide Sprengisandur Route

Region: Highland Coordinates: 648666632 ° N 181166662° W This part of... more

BARDARGATA – THE BARDUR ROUTE

Bardargata is the name of a route from the Bardardalur Valley in the north... more

FROSTASTADAVATN

This lake is mostly surrounded with lava fields and breathtakingly colourful... more

GUNNARSSONAVATN: Arnarvatnsheidi

Lake Gunnarssonavatn lies on the border of the district Myrarsysla It has an... more

LAKE HVITARVATN

Lake Hvitarvatn has an area of 29,4 km² Its greatest depth is 84 m and it is... more

Urdarhals Hill.

About Urdarhals This hill is the remainder of a glacier scraped dolomite... more

Mts Kverkfjoll

Kverkfjoll is a mountain massif underneath and on the northern edge of the... more

Thjofafoss – Trollkonuhlaup

These waterfalls just east of Mt Burfell look more like rapids when River... more

Hvannalindir

About Hvannalindir The Hvannalindir area is a vegetated oasis, 640 m above sea... more

Hveravellir

Hveravellir (The Hot Spring Fields) is a very interesting low temperature area... more

Karlsdrattur Cove

About Karlsdrattur The cove is situated just east of the northern glacier... more

Granahaugar Burial Site

About Granahaugar Short distance north of Buland in Skaftartunga lies the way... more

Fjallabak Sydra Route

The Fjallabak sydra (south) or middle route lies from the west to east just... more

Eyvindakofaver

About Eyvindarkofaver Eyvindarkofaver is a relatively well-vegetated marsh... more

Eiriksjokull Glacier

Glacier Eiriksjokull (1,675 m) has an area of about 22 km sq and rests on top... more

Kidagil

About Kidagil This gorge represents the northern boundary of the Sprengisandur... more

Landmannahellir

Cave Landmannahellir at the foot of Mt Hellisfjall south of Mt Lodmundur and... more

Landmannaleid route

About Landmannaleid Kringla This area on the Landmanna Route could be called... more

Mt. Laugarfell

About Laugarfell The mountains Laugafell and Laugafellshnjukur (892 and 987 m)... more

Marteinsflaeda

Marteinsflaeda The area called Marteinsflaeda is north of Lakes Gaesavotn, and... more

Nyidalur – Jokuldalur

Both names, The New Valley (Nyidalur) and The Glacial Valley (Jokuldalur) are... more

Thjofadalir

About Thjofadalir The Valleys of Thieves are situated between the second... more

Thjorsarver

About Thjorsarver This vast (150 km²) and sparsely vegetated area on both... more

Beinaholl Mound

About Beinaholl (Bone Mound) This topographic name refers to the vegetated... more

The Odadahraun Lava Fields

About Odadahraun This name refers to the largest lava area of the country... more

Mt. Askja – Dyngjufjoll

The Odadahraun lava desert This is the vastest lava area of the country The... more

Mt. Arnarfell

Mt Arnarfell (1143m) is almost engulfed by the southeastern part of Glacier... more

Arnardalur Valley

About Arnardalur Valley Arnardalur is located 25 km south of farm Modrudalur a... more

Vonarskard

About Vonarskard The Pass of Hope is named after an event, which took place... more

Vatnajokull Glacier – Europes Largest Icecap

Vatnajokull (2110m) was named after sub-glacial lakes in a very volcanically... more

Mt. Hekla – Volcano

  The most "renowned or infamous" volcano of Iceland, Hekla, is... more