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nálægt Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
A nice place for lunch. If it rains note that the lava on the southern side actually forms an overhanging shelter
The second river to cross, this one is normally very shallow. The ford shown is that on the route via Álftavatn, on this occasion we forded the river far upstream.
This is where one normally wades across Grashagakvísl on the way to Álftavatn. If heading for Hvanngil you may want to check out the upstreaam location ("Grashagakvísl 2") where we managed to jump across though the river was in flood.
This is where we made our "stepping stone" way across Grashagakvísl despite it being in flood. Risky but rewarding .....
This hut is where most people spend their first night (if hiking north to south), usually taking an evening stroll to the ice caves on the other side of Hrafntinnusker. We made a brief stop on our way past in the pouring rain ...
Although my track ends on the northern shore of Krossá I felt I should indicate the location of the bridge - it isn't obvious.
There are only two ways to cross this river - across the bridge or on the glacier where it originates. Any variations on the Laugavegur theme are constrained by this fact.
Like its sibling, the Northern Emstruá, this river can only be crossed via the bridge - in this case a pedestrian-only affair with interesting approaches on both sides.
The name means "big (hot) spring" - this place is about right for a lunchbreak if you started your hike at Landmannalaugar and intend to spend the night at Hrafntinnusker.