Hike Hvannadalshnukur | Iceland’s Highest Summit

An unforgettable hike with breathtaking panoramic views stretching over the rugged outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull glacier or over the vast sandy plains of the glaciated rivers that drain off that great glacier.
Available: April - Aug
Difficulty: Demanding
Duration: 12 - 15 hours
Minimum Age: 16 years
Pick Up: Not included
Price From: ISK 43.900

Tour Highlights

✅ An unforgettable hike with breathtaking panoramic views stretching over the rugged outlet glaciers of Vatnajokull Glacier
✅ Iceland’s highest summit, Hvannadalshnukur (2110 m / 6900 feet)
✅ A total distance of 22km (14 miles)
✅ Small-Groups (Max 6 persons per guide)
✅ Guiding services, ice gear, and safety equipment.
✅ No special technical skills are required, however, the hike is both physically and mentally challenging

Tour Details

Departures: April 1st – August 15th: Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Duration: 12-15 hours approximately
Meeting point: Briefing is at Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center). Exact starting time decided by the guide at the briefing for each departure (A briefing with your guide takes place at 18:00 the evening before)
Minimum Age: 16 years
Group size: Minimum 2 persons. 6 persons per guide.
Included: Guiding services, ice gear, and safety equipment. A briefing with your guide takes place at 18:00 the evening before.
Bring with you: Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, lunch, energy bars and drinks. The equipment list below.
Distance: 22 km (14 miles)
Elevation: >2000 meters (6500 feet)
Estimated time: 12-15 hours
Please Note: There is a meeting with the guide at our log cabin at 18:00 the night prior to departure. Please contact our office for further information.

Tour Description

Hiking Hvannadalshnukur is an Iceland favorite, and Iceland’s highest hike at 2110 m – (6900 feet). The ascent of the highest peak in Iceland, Hvannadalshnukur is a once-in-a-lifetime must.

The peak is located in the north-western rim of the Öræfajökull volcano and promises an unforgettable hike with breathtaking panoramic views stretching over the rugged outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull glacier or over the vast sandy plains of the glaciated rivers that drain off that great glacier.

No special technical skills are required, however, the hike is both physically and mentally challenging: Please note our low client-per-guide ratio (Usually 6 pers.per guide).

Please note that a minimum of two participants and a guide meets our standard of ascending and descending the summit in the safest way possible. We recommend that our customers leave a few days free before and after the scheduled departure date in case we need to cancel or make changes to a departure due to lack of participation or weather conditions.

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