Highlights of the Tour
- Three peaks in six days mixed with hiking
- Breathtaking mountian scenery
- South coast highlights and the golden circle
A superb mountain climbing expedition in the Land of Fire and Ice
The breathtaking variety of Icelandic mountain scenery makes this one of the most unusual tours on offer. On the agenda are three different peaks mixed with walks in the magnificent landscape ofLandmannalaugar and around Skaftafell National Park. With each peak our climbing objectives get more challenging. We start with an easy hike of Mt Hengill (805/2640ft) overlooking Þingvellir National Park. and the lake. The world famous volcano Hekla is our next objective, where, to reach the peak (1491m/4890 ft) of this highly active volcano, we have to make our way over the gray pumice, rough lava and sometimes snow, before reaching the fissured summit*. In Skaftafell NP right under the great Vatnajökull glacier is the home ofHvannadalshnúkur (2110m/ 6921 ft) Iceland’s highest summit and our ultimate climbing objective!Together with all this excellent climbing and hiking in the 24 hour daylight, an opportunity to bathe in a hot river, some amazing views of landscape and birdlife make this tour an amazing adventure holiday.
Hiking: 4 days. Summit climbing: 3 days
Walking per day: 4-14 hours
Max. height gain: More than 2000m (6500’)
Supplement: for 4 to 5 participants.
Included: Qualified moutain guide for 6 days, transportation for 6 days, food for 6 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 6), sleeping bag accommodation (mountain huts), and cooking gear, safety equipment for glacier travel when needed, bird watching tour to Ingólfshöfði.
Please Note: Participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the tour starts in Reykjavik and dropped off at accommodation in Reykjavík at the end of the tour.
Minimum age: 16 years
The accent of Hvannadalshnúkur involves roped glacier travel and the use of crampons. No special technical skills are required but the hike is phiscally demanding due to the long accent and decent.
*Mt Hekla is a highly active Volcano and it is possible that our itinerary will have to be changed if civil authorities advise so. In that case another comparable summit will be climbed.
This tour is run in cooperation with KE Adventures.