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Northern Crossing (Trail #19)

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The steep, rocky, northern mountain crossing between Brúnavík and Borgarfjörður.


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2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Singletrack

1,195' 364 m

High

25' 8 m

Low

1,173' 358 m

Up

1,146' 349 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

123%

Max Grade (51°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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Need to Know

This trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Víknaslóðir Wilderness, so please exercise caution and respect other trail users. There is also a population of sheep in this area who deserve respect.

Description

This is a physically exerting and difficult trail, involving mostly hiking and bike-carrying up from the old Brúnavík Emergency hut up to the Brúnavík mountain pass. It's recommended east-west as part of the Brúnavík Loop, as you'll get a more enjoyable downhill experience.

As you start this trail, continuing from the Brúnavík Descent trail, you're immediately greeted with a steep grassy slope up to the old Brúnavík farmhouse, deserted in 1944. From there is a steep climb up to the Brúnavík mountain pass, which requires leading or carrying your bike.

Once you reach the top of the pass, you're greeted with incredible views of the fjord. From there, it is all downhill through rocky paths and grassy meadows until you reach the coastline road. For bonus points, you can go down to the Kolbeinsfjara beach and shower in the waterfall!

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Local Club: Fjord Bikes

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Fjord Bikes

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in Viknaslodir

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in Viknaslodir

#2

in Iceland

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