Hiking on old paths of an important Icelandic north-south connection

July 19 – 24, 2019

The Kjalvegur is one of the main roads in the Icelandic highlands and connects the northwest with the southwest. In modern times, this is a highland road with the road number F35, which is only passable in summer, at least there are now bridges everywhere, in earlier times, the cars had to ford.
The highland road is also called Kjölur, this name is given to the plateau where the passage runs. The passage is historically significant and in earlier times it was an important north-south connection for groups of riders. Today, a popular hiking and riding trail – largely off the F35 track – runs through the plateau, which is bordered by the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers.
Kjalvegur 2019: Prologue, route and arrival
The Kjölur plateau between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers
by Elisabeth & Markus