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Climb Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur, Iceland’s highest peak, on this full-day hike, led by an experienced mountain guide. Receive a briefing and your supplied glacier equipment the evening before your expedition. Rise early the next day and make your ascent up rocky spurs, crevasses and steep, snow-laden slopes to the summit at 6,900 feet (2,110 meters). Then, absorb the breathtaking views over the Vatnajokull glacier and black sandy beaches of the peak before making your descent. A once-in-a-lifetime 14-mile (23-kilometer) hike suitable for outdoor enthusiasts with a high level of fitness.


  • 10- to 15-hour hike up Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur, led by an expert mountain guide
  • Experience breathtaking scenery on a challenging hike up Iceland’s highest peak
  • Cross a crevass-littered glacier plateau and climb rocky slopes and snowy inclines on route
  • Absorb panoramic views over the Vatnajökull glacier and black beaches from the top
  • Make use of supplied equipment including crampons, ropes and a harness
  • Suitable for outdoor enthusiasts with a high level of fitness

What You Can Expect

Climb to the Highest Peak of Iceland

Ascending the Summit

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