6 days group climbing in Iceland, to Mt. Hengill, Hekla, and impressive Hvannadalshnúkur, with one of the certified guides in the Icelandic Mountain Guides team.
Jun, Jul, Aug
Join us on this 6-day trip group climbing expedition in Iceland. We will go up 3 progressive peaks, finishing with Hvannadalshnúkur, the highest peak in the country. In between, we will enjoy the variety of landscapes of the South Coast of the island.
Starting from Reykjavik, we will start with an easy ascent of Mt. Hengill (805 m), from where we will appreciate the views of Þingvellir National Park. We will then move on to the very active Hekla volcano (1491 m). During this ascent we will go through rough lava and maybe even snow,before getting to the summit. The last objective of the trip is to climb the highest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnúkur, at 2110 m. Located in Skaftafell National Park, raising above the huge glacier of Vatnajökull, this beautiful mountain is the ultimate challenge of this program.
Between ascents, we will enjoy the breathtaking landscapes that surround Skaftafell and Landamannalaugar. We will also have time to bathe in hot springs and discover Iceland’s distinct birdlife.
The trip starts and ends in Reykjavik, and is open to everyone above 16 years old and in optimal physical shape. Hiking time per day varies in between 4 and 14 hours. Climbing Hvannadalshnúkur requires using crampons and ropes for glacier traverse, and although it doesn’t require previous technical knowledge, the round trip takes 14 hours and is physically demanding.
Contact us if you want to go climbing in Iceland. This is the ideal program to discover mountaineering here. You’ll be amazed by some of the incredible landscapes you’ll see!
In addition, if you’re looking for other outdoors trips in Iceland you can check out our ice climbing trip.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transportation start and back
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer
Pick up from hotel in Reykjavik, and drive to Mt. Hengill, where we will go up the 805 meter Vorðuskeggi Peak, from where we will see Þingvellir Lake and even the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. We will then complete the Golden Circle circuit visiting Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall. Night accommodation in Mt. Hekla mountain hut/hostel.
This climb will take us to the steaming crater of highly active Mt. Hekla volcano.
Note: It may happen that the civil authorities advise not to climb Hekla, due to its activity. If this happens, we will replace this ascent with a similar one for day 2.
Driving through the natural reserve of Fjallabak we will get to the amazing valley of Landmannalaugar. Here we have a couple of options, like taking a bath in a hot river, or hiking up to the blue peak of Bláhnúkur volcano. We then aim to our last destination, Vatnajökull National Park, in Skaftafell, where we will arrive driving through the canyon of Eldgjá.
Long but rewarding day to get to the top of the highest summit in Iceland, of 2119 meters.
After the big physical challenge of day 4, we’ll have a resting day visiting a couple locations in the mind-blowing Skaftafell NP: Ingólfshöfði bird colony, and the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón, where the icebergs break off from Vatnajökull glacier and flow down through the lagoon all the way to the sea.
The route that goes along the south coast, which will take us back to the west, is one of the most scenic in the world. Just to name a few highlights, we will visit the iconic waterfall of Skógarfoss, and pass beneath Eyjafjallajökull, before arriving back to Reykjavik in the afternoon.
In mountain huts, sleeping bag accommodation.
This program can take up to 12 participants.
Icelandic Mountain Guides has been setting the standard in terms of safety, expertise and environmental protection in Iceland since its creation in 1994. Our outdoor adventure company is owned and operated by mountain guides and was the first to offer the Glacier Walk in Iceland, which was key to the industry's exponential growth.
You will find our company's headquarters in Reykjavik and our base camp in the stunning Skaftafell National Park. Whether you want to go hiking, skiing or climbing or whether you are looking for a day tour or a multi-day tour, we can help you. Come with us to discover everything Iceland and Greenland have to offer.
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The hike together with group was super nice and fun with lots of laughter. We had all what Iceland could offer - snow, ice, rain, wind, sun, dramatically beautiful nature and delicious food. Our guide Ágúst was super! He has a lot of energy and knowledge. Additionally he is a good people person and very good cook. I enjoyed the 5 day hike in Laugavegur together with group very much and would recommend it to anyone!
The guide was perfect, nice place And nice Experience
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These guides love what they do and that shows. Without such an experienced mountain guide it would have been impossible to reach the summit in such dangerous conditions of the glacier.
Everything worked and was very well organized. We are very proud of our guide Ursula and the help guide Gary.
My tour was cancelled ! Icelandic Mountain replace it with an another
Excellent guide, very professional and experienced. Nice person too! Exceeded expectations
The guide wasn’t great and it was a great experience
I actually didn't have Ivar I had Martin Hess. He was outstanding. Pay him more money.
My trip to the Icelandic region of Hörnstrandir was simply amazing. On a four day trip trough its natural reserve, we have not only walked through beautiful Fjords and stood upon massive cliffs, we have also seen Northern Humpback wales, sealyons, Puffins, and many foxes! The stunning scenery, great weather and chill guide made for a perfect trip!
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