Reccomended: Nýidalur

  • In the heart of the Icelandic highlands is Nýidalur (New Valley).
Oct 17 2016

In the heart of the Icelandic highlands is Nýidalur (New Valley). This is the perfect place to experience the true remote, but often extreme conditions of the highlands. Positioned right of the Sprengisandur Route - Highland Road Nr. F26, Nýidalur is also in between two glaciers: Tugnafellsjökull and Hofsjökull. There are a few hikes to be taken around the Valley, and The Icelandic Touring Association have two huts there, perfect as accommodation after a day out. Besides the two huts at Nýidalur, the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue also has a small base there, as can be seen in the photo. Seeing their base always works as a reminder to stay safe when traveling the Highland since an adventure can easily go wrong when not well prepared.