12 km (7.45 miles)
Leaving the views are immediately beautiful as you travel through the Laugahraun lava field and past the first of many colourful rhyolite hills.
Continue travelling surrounded by beauty before arriving at Stórihver with its violently steaming vents and hot springs.
From there, the trail climbs again to a stark plateau with amazing views of a glacier and some of the coolest patterns ever made between the contrast of the snow and the brown hills.
You will then arrive at your destination for section one - Hrafntinnusker Hut. Grab yourself a nice warm cup of tea and something to eat! Very well deserved!