Part III: Dreki - Bræðrafell - Herðubreiðarlindir


Back on Öskjuvegur we surrounded the black and forbidding lava flow from 1961 on bright pumice deposits. Then the trail heads north along a chain of mountains (Litlakista, Storakista, Dyngjufjallháls) towards a small hut below the perfect shield of Kollóttadyngja and the well known spires of Bræðrafell where we camped near the FFA hut. We reached the oasis of Herðubreiðarlindir after another detour three days later...

Info: The tiny old Bræðrafell hut has been substituted by a modern one in September 2016. 

Picture of the Month

Heilagsdalur, Skjaldbaka
Skjaldbaka, seen from Heilagsdalsfjall