trip duration TRIP DURATION
1 day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
2 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


The four Hrútsfjallstindar peaks form a stunning landscape rising north of the glacier Svínafellsjökull in Iceland. The peaks’ highest summit reaches 1875 meters and has inspired many climbing routes. But those who do not have technical climbing abilities can also reach the summit. We invite you to hike the peaks along the less technical alpine trekking route on a memorable day trip.

During this day trekking among the Hrútsfjallstindar peaks, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Öræfajökull massif plus the valley glaciers Skaftafellsjökull and Svínafellsjökull. The trip is comparable to the popular ascent of Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland’s highest mountain. However, this trip actually has better views. Just take a look at some of the photos from the trip! It is a truly majestic scene.

We will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience during this day in the Hrútsfjallstindar peaks. All you have to bring is warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, food, and drinks. We’ll take care of the rest, making sure you stay safe every step of the way. Ice gear and safety equipment are included in the price of the trek.

The hike lasts from 14 to 16 hours. Though you do not need to have technical mountaineering skills to complete the trek, you do have to have a high level of physical fitness. It is a long and difficult hike. But at the end of the long day you will know how rewarding it is to have climbed the Hrútsfjallstindar peaks.

We depart on this hike each Saturday from April 15th to Sep 15 (weather and conditions permitting).

For any questions, more information, or to book your place, please contact us. We’ll be waiting! 

Looking for other trips in Iceland’s beautiful wilderness? We also lead a 6-day, 3 peak challenge.

Price per person

Group of 243900ISK

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center).