Hvannadalshnúkur - Iceland’s Highest Summit
After ascending to Iceland’s highest peak in one day, you can check this bucket worthy climb off your list.
Tour code: SKF25
Challenge Yourself To Reach Iceland's Highest Summit
The ascent of the highest peak in Iceland, Hvannadals- hnúkur (2110 m / 6900 ft) 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. To kick off your adventure packed day, you will meet your highly qualified guide at our Base in Skaftafell for a briefing. No special technical skills are required but we recommend packing the items on our equipment list. The climb will be mentally and physically grueling but it is worth it. At the summit, you will witness the rugged outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull glacier and the vast sandy plains of the rivers that drain off that great glacier. This tour combines marvelous nature and a demanding hike for an unforgettable experience.
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. The season has been shortened due to deteriorating conditions on the glacier over the years. A mandatory briefing will take place in our Base in Skaftafell at 18:00 the day before departure. It is important that you are there at that time. In the briefing you’ll receive information and gear for your summit trip. If for some reason you cannot be at the briefing the company reserves the right to cancel your trip without refund. Note, that departure time might vary because of conditions, we often leave earlier than 5 o'clock.
We are not doing this tour any more for this season. Please contact [email protected] for tours starting April 2020.
*The Skaftafell parking lot fee is not included in the tour price.
Only suitable for people physically and psychologically prepared for highly engaging experience. Expedition level. Often involves carrying your own gear.
Apr - Jul
12 - 15 hrs
Skaftafell Base (next to the National Park Visitor Center)
2 to 6 per guide
12 - 15 hrs
Iceland's Highest Summit
Once in a Life Time Must!
- Experienced and qualified guide
- Glacier gear
- Safety equipment
- Rain gear
- Hiking boots
- Warm clothing
- Rain gear (jacket or pants)
- Hiking boots