About the hike

Drive to the car park on Landmannaleið from where we start the walk to Rauðafoss in Rauðufossakvísl.

We continue up Rauðufossakvísl, where it flows in the bright red channel in waterfalls and flows to the source where it springs out of sight in the earth, crystal clear and mirror-shiny.

We then walk a few steps further up the ridge above the river’s source, and there is a unique view in all directions, a glacier-mountain view and the queen Hekla not far away. Next, walk along the slopes of the colored lights of Hekluvikur, beautiful green moss, and ink-black pyroxene until you reach the car park from where it was laid out.

We elevate by 250 m compared to 595 m initial height.

If you are driving your car, the directions are as follows:

First, Suðurlandsvegur drives to Landvegamót, where you turn left, and there you choose road 26 until you turn right on Dómadalsleið into the highlands via road F225. He is then driven for over half an hour or just before reaching Helliskvíslinn. There, turn right into Krakatindsleið until you find the car park.


3.5 - 4 hours (9 hours in total)


Departed from Reykjavík at 8:00 am.

Level of Difficulty


Miscelleneus 28 final

Hike Duration



What to Bring

Hiking boots and clothing (not cotton), waterproof clothes in case the weather changes, snacks and water.


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