Glacier & Geothermal Energy
Hrafntinnusker is a unique place in Iceland. Hrafntinnusker is the first destination when walking the Laugavegur, the country’s most popular highland hiking route, from Landmannalaugar over to  Þórsmörk. There is a 12 km well-marked footpath, quite steep, as Hrafntinnusker is the highest point of the Laugavegur, it has an altitude of 1,100 meters. At Hrafntinnusker is the Iceland Travel Association’s cabin, Höskuldarskáli, built in 1977. To the south of Hrafntinnusker the closest cabin is by Álftavatn. What makes Hrafntinnusker so unique are the colors, hot springs, glaciers and piles of snow, which are still there in the middle of September even after a good summer. In this area, by Torfajökull is one of the biggest high temperature areas in the country. There is a jeep trail to Hrafntinnusker, but it is only accessible to powerful mountain jeeps and only for a few weeks a year.

The ice cave in Hrafntinnusker

 Looking across Reykjadalir by Hrafntinnusker over to Tindfjallajökull in the southwest

Geothermal area below Hrafntinnusker

Looking down into a hot spring right by the ice cave

Rangárvallasýsla : September 2018/2022 : A7R IV, A7III, RX1R II – FE 1.4/24mm GM, FE 1.4/85mm GM, 2.0/35mm Z Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson