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Hvannadalshnúkur - Iceland's Highest Summit

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time-raw15 hours
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Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell

Stand on top of Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland´s highest peak, and cast your eyes over the Vatnajökull icecap, the largest glacier in Europe, with breathtaking panoramic views that you will never forget. After ascending to Iceland’s highest peak in one day, you can check this bucket worthy climb off your list.

What to expect?

Hiking Hvannadalshnúkur is an Iceland favorite, and Iceland 's highest hike at 2110 m - (6900 feet).

The ascent of the highest peak in Iceland, Hvannadalshnúkur (2110 m / 6900 feet) 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.

Distance: 22 km (14 miles)
Elevation: >2000 meters (6500 feet)
Estimated time: 12-15 hours

What is included?

  • Guiding services
  • Ice gear
  • Safety equipment
  • A briefing with your guide that takes place at 18:00 the evening before.

Is this experience for me?

The minimum age for this tour is 16 yrs.

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Good hiking boots
  • Lunch, energy bars and drinks.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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