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Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
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
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
About the Guide
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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