Early morning departure from Reykjavík, driving east to the north side of the Hengill Volcano massive. There we will hike up on Vörðuskeggi Peak (805 m). From the top we enjoy views of Lake Þingvellir and Langjökull to the north and Eyjafjallajökull and the distant Vestmann Islands. Today we also visit the Geysir geothermal area and the waterfall of Gullfoss before reaching our accommodation. Overnight at a hostel/mountain hut beneath Mt. Hekla.
“The next two days were set aside for an expedition to Hvannadalshnjúkur. We got up at 4 am and left from Sandfell. At 1,050 m we built a campsite and practiced self-arrest, snow anchors, avalanche risk assessment and avalanche beacon search both solo and as a group. After spending the night we had glorious weather on summit day. Around noon we were all standing on the highest peak in Iceland, enjoying the blue skies and the sun.”