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573 m
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16,29 km

834 maal bekeken, 17 maal gedownload

in de buurt Hnífsdalur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)

Rangalaskarð is the highest pass in Hornstrandir and I had always wanted to do it - the opportunity presented itself in July 2013. This was the first day of three, our hike ended in Reykjafjörður (where all good hikes end - in the swimming pool!).

A couple of things to bear in mind - we took the left bank of the river in Rangali - if you intend to continue along the western shore of Lónafjörður then stay on the right bank (it's much nicer). Then there is the question of tides, you need low tide from Miðkjós to Sópandi so consult tide tables!

I started the trail at the point where it diverges from that leading to Hafnarskarð - that way it won't get lost in the clutter near the camp site :-) It is worth mentioning that the first stretch (along the flat) is quite boggy - we simply took of our boots and went barefoot ...
Camping

Campsite

We found a lovely spot by the river to camp - after wading across it of course
Waypoint

Cliff

After wading past the lagoons, the final challenge is getting past this cliff face which is lapped by the waves. Not a challenge at low tide ...
Bergpas

Rangalaskarð

The high point of the trail at 574 metres above sea level.
Rivier

Skessulón

These lagoons have been formed by rock avalanches from the slopes of Einbúi. The mountain is very steep and apparently the rockfalls scooped out deep lagoons surrounded by reefs - across which you can wade at low tide.
Rivier

Strenglón

These lagoons have been formed by rock avalanches from the slopes of Einbúi. The mountain is very steep and apparently the rockfalls scooped out deep lagoons surrounded by reefs - across which you can wade at low tide.

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