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Laugavegur Trek – Day 3

Laugavegur Day 3: Álftavatn – Emstrur (Botnar)

Let the river crossings begin!

  • Distance, Time: 15 km, 6 – 7 hours
  • Elevation: decrease 40 m
  • Continuing from Alftavatn, the trail takes you over the ridge Brattháls into Hvanngil (another hut near Alftavatn, ~30mins away
  • You’ll need to wade across the small river Bratthálskvís
  • Leaving Hvanngil, you’ll need to cross another river Kaldaklofskvísl  (this to me was the deepest river crossing, though some say that River Pronga on Day 4 was the deepest)
  • On the eastern bank of Kaldaklofskvísl the trail splits, one branch leading eastwards to Mt. Mælifellssandur (Road F 210) but the other one southwards to Emstrur
  • Luckily, the river Nyrðri Emstruá can be crossed via a bridge
  • Another few kilometers on flat land, you’ll reach reach Emstrur (Botnar) which has a beautiful grass-grown camp site

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