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Region: Highland
Coordinates: 63.6807° N 19.4826° W


The Hamraskogar Forest is a patch of wood to the north of the so-called Husadalur and Langidalur Plains, which were almost eroded past repair, but were miraculously rescued by a volunteer sowing and fertilizing project during the last two or three decades of the 20th century.

This wooded area stretches north to River Thronga, where the Almenningar summer pastures take over. In the lowest part of the wooded area seven birch trees form a group called “The Seven Sisters”. A short distant further east the wild gorge Tindfjallagil opens up near River Thronga. The hiking trail “Laugavegur” between Thorsmork and Landmannalaugar passes through the Hamraskogar Forest.

The Hamraskogar Forest is a popular goal among the hikers. This small, wooded area is situated to the north of the Langidalur Valley and its northern boundary is River Thronga. Just north of the river are the ruins of still another ancient farm called Steinfinnsstadir. The reddish looking scoria craters Fauskheidi tempt a detour for a closer inspection.

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