Domadalur Route is actually the westernmost part of
the ancient Landmanna Route, more frequently called “Fjallabaksleid
The Domadalur Route starts east of River Thjorsa in the Solvahraun
lava area and continues to Lake Frostastadavatn in the east.
In the west it passes between Mt Saudafell and Mt Valafell, through
Klofningar (Hekla lava field from 1878).
From there, a sidetrack continues to the south to the
Skjolkviahraun lava (1970) and the northeastern shoulder of the Hekla
Klofningar an old track continues to the fissure craters of Valagja
and across the area where River Helliskvisl disappears into the sand.
A short distance further east the Domadalur Route crosses the
southernmost tongue of the Lambafitjahraun lava field (1913) and along
the hills of Krokagiljabrunir and Mt Saudleysur.
At River Raudufossakvisl the route forks. To the left the road
continues to the mountain hut at
Landmannahellir and then onwards to the Domadalur
The old route continues north of the hill Satubarn and south of
hill Langsata. Just east
of hill Satubarn a sidetrack continues up the steep slopes of Mt
Mogilshofdar to Hrafntinnusker and
The Middle Route (Fjallabaksleid Sydri
at Mt Laufafell.
North of Mt Mogilshofdar the Domadalur Route continues through the
valley Domadalur, south of and past Lake Domadalsvatn, across
the Domadalur Lava Field to Lake Frostastadavatn.
Saudleysuvatn, Herbjarnarfellsvatn, Lodmundarvatn, Lifrafjallavatn,
Domadalsvatn, Eskihlidarvatn and Frostastadavatn are good fishing
Further east is Lake Ljotipollur and further north Lake
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