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Svartifoss Trail Question

Monterrey, Mexico
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Svartifoss Trail Question

Hi! We are planning to visit Svartifoss waterfall at the end of March and would try to use the easiest and shortest trail to get to the falls. We know there is an alternate parking lot further down the road that will let us skip the first part of the trail that is more steep. Looking at the map, we see that just after leaving the parking lot the trail splits in two (one crosses the river and runs on the east side of the river and the other trail runs west of the river). Which of these two trails do you recommend we take? Thank you very much.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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1. Re: Svartifoss Trail Question

You would be walking on the East side of the river. This is the best view I have found - http://map.is/base/

I am not too sure how it's going to be walking over there in late March. I hope you'll be bringing some microspikes for your hiking boots?

Reykjavik, Iceland
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2. Re: Svartifoss Trail Question

How prepared will you be for winter hiking?

Monterrey, Mexico
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3. Re: Svartifoss Trail Question

HildurOsp: We already purchased hiking boots and micro spikes.

Cologne, Germany
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4. Re: Svartifoss Trail Question

I would suggest you talk to the people at the Skaftafell information center and ask about conditions on the trail before you start your hike.

Monterrey, Mexico
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5. Re: Svartifoss Trail Question

Thank you very much yes-Rvk, HildurOsp, and Kimm T!

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