Hvannadalshnúkur Trek

Climb Iceland's Highest Peak

Summit Hiking tour in the Southeast of Iceland

Experience the finest of Vatnajökull National Park and the South Coast. Stand on the summit of Hvannadalshnúkur, see towering white glaciers, the surreal icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the sights of the south coast. Hike to Svartifoss, the stunning black basalt waterfall. This challenging and demanding tour delivers the very best.

  • Duration
  • 4 days
  • Level
  • Challenging
  • Min. Age
  • 18 years
  • Accommodation
  • Country hotel in Skaftafell
  • Price
  • 169 990

Highlights

  • Hvannadalshnúkur - Iceland's highest peak
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Svartifoss Waterfall
  • Hiking in Iceland
  • Summit Climb
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • South Coast Highlights
  • Glacier Hiking on Vatnajokull
  • Small Group Experience

What Is Included?

  • Transport
  • Guiding service
  • Accommodation in a country hotel
  • Meals
  • Glacier gear

Tour Description

As the name implies, this tour will challenge you. The pinnacle and glorious center-piece of this hiking tour is the summit of Hvannadalshnúkur, the very highest peak in Iceland at 2110 m (6923 ft). You will be rewarded with the most stupendous sense of satisfaction, and on a clear day, absolutely magnificent scenery in all directions.

We will warm up for the climb with a glacier hike on a Vatnajökull outlet glacier with a specialist glacier guide. Vatnajökull is Europe's largest glacier in volume. We will learn all about the extraordinary forces which have shaped this majestic outlet glacier of the mighty Vatnajökull. See moulins, sharp-toothed ice ridges and the labyrinths of dramatic crevasses which riddle their way through this vibrant, moving and living glacier. Understanding the power of a great glacier and feeling the peace within this white wonderland is something no one ever forgets.

You will also see the best of the sights and natural wonders along the south coast, including the stunning black beach at Reynisfjara, where the powerful Atlantic waves crash their way onto the land; Skógafoss waterfall; Seljalandsfoss, the unique waterfall where can walk behind the cascade; the little town of Vík with the stunning church perched high on the hill; and also view Sólheimajökull glacier.

Hike from Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park to Svartifoss, a picturesque waterfall framed by stunning black basalt columns. Visit Jökulsárlón Glacial lagoon, one of the most phenomenal natural wonders in the world. See the deep glacial lake filled with incredibly shaped and often extremely large icebergs, take a walk to the Diamond Beach where these glossy Arctic beauties often come to rest on the black volcanic beach. We highly recommend that you book an optional boat trip on the lagoon (*extra fee payable when booking). Sailing between the icebergs with the enormous icecap of Vatnajökull glacier towering above you is awe-inspiring and humbling. A not to be missed experience.

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Itinerary

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day

1

SOUTH COAST HIGHLIGHTS

day

2

JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON - GLACIER HIKING

day

3

HVANNADALSHNÚKUR - THE HIGHEST SUMMIT OF ICELAND

24 km / 14.9 mi
Distance
12-14 hours
Hiking Time
2000 m / 6.500 ft
Ascent

day

4

SKAFTAFELL-SVARTIFOSS WATERFALL-REYKJAVIK