Alpine Climbing

The Best Alpine Climbing Trails in East (Iceland)

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Photo of Sveinstindur, Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland Photo of Hvannadalshnjúkur 08.05.2011 Photo of Hrútsfjallstindar 14. maí 2011
  • Sveinstindur, Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Jökulsárlón, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    16.12mi
    Elevation +
    7031f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofSveinstindur, Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland Photo ofSveinstindur, Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland Photo ofSveinstindur, Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland

    Hiking to Iceland's second highest peak, 2.044 m high. starting at 25 m elevation and going through an moderate terrain, no technically difficult obstacles on the way. Just pounding with the legs. A beautiful sunny and ...

  • Hvannadalshnjúkur 08.05.2011

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Sandfell, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    15.57mi
    Elevation +
    7461f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofHvannadalshnjúkur 08.05.2011 Photo ofHvannadalshnjúkur 08.05.2011 Photo ofHvannadalshnjúkur 08.05.2011

    We were a group of 22 from travelling party GoWest that did Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur (2110 m.a.s.) on the morning of May 8th. Started hiking at 3:30 am. It was fog and temperature around 5-8°C. At appr. 600m ascending we ca...

  • Hrútsfjallstindar 14. maí 2011

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Svínafell, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    14.12mi
    Elevation +
    6348f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofHrútsfjallstindar 14. maí 2011 Photo ofHrútsfjallstindar 14. maí 2011 Photo ofHrútsfjallstindar 14. maí 2011

    In as clear sky as I and my friends had in this amazing trip I guess this is the most beautiful mountain view you can get in the whole world ... it seems like you are basically placed on the top of the world. Our guides ...

  • near Seyðisfjörður, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    14.47mi
    Elevation +
    5856f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of'Seyðisfjörður Mountain Viking' part 4 (#3 Nóntindur, #4 Hádegistindur and #5 Strandartindur) Photo of'Seyðisfjörður Mountain Viking' part 4 (#3 Nóntindur, #4 Hádegistindur and #5 Strandartindur) Photo of'Seyðisfjörður Mountain Viking' part 4 (#3 Nóntindur, #4 Hádegistindur and #5 Strandartindur)

    We decided to combine three peaks into one long trip. Starting and ending point unfortunately are about 6 km apart from each other so either you have to go all the way back to parking by following the marked trial along ...

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  • Blautindar Loop

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    15.63mi
    Elevation +
    5295f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofBlautindar Loop Photo ofBlautindar Loop Photo ofBlautindar Loop

    First winter loop: Started on the edge of morsadular, scramble up a scree hill. From there head into the bowl, with will start you up towards the ridge line that runs around the top of kjos. Snow was plentiful so getting...

  • Þverártindsegg

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    14.50mi
    Elevation +
    5174f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofÞverártindsegg Photo ofÞverártindsegg Photo ofÞverártindsegg

    Þverártindsegg hike is a wonderful alpine hike with a final peak climb. Since a snow covered glacier needs to be crossed crampons, helmet, harness and rope + team are a good safety precaution. Some falling rocks might be...

  • Thverartindsegg Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland

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    near Jöklasel, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.81mi
    Elevation +
    4787f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofThverartindsegg  Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland Photo ofThverartindsegg  Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland Photo ofThverartindsegg  Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland

    2012-05- 17.5.2012 went up to Þverártindsegg (Thverartindsegg) peak in Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland. A wonderful day in beautiful weather with a great group of mountaineers. Hard work hiking and a couple of risky passa...

  • Hvannadalshnjúkur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Sandfell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.39mi
    Elevation +
    4472f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofHvannadalshnjúkur Photo ofHvannadalshnjúkur Photo ofHvannadalshnjúkur

    A try to get on top of the highest peak in Iceland, but we had to go back at the hight of 1.850m because of weather. Will try some other time.

  • Borgarfellstindur og Breið

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Djúpivogur, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.70mi
    Elevation +
    3114f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofBorgarfellstindur og Breið Photo ofBorgarfellstindur og Breið Photo ofBorgarfellstindur og Breið

    Track from hunting trip last fall, we were hunting ptarmigan but there eher not to much of a bird around so we went to the top of Borgarfellstindur instead.

  • Sauðhamarstindur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Bjarnanes, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    12.48mi
    Elevation +
    5367f
    TrailRank
    27

    This is a somewhat epic journey involving a glacier crossing as well as fording a fast-flowing glacial torrent (thus the rating - apart from these two phenomena it's a walk in the park). The river was difficult enough on...

  • Klifatindur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Höfn, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.14mi
    Elevation +
    2142f
    TrailRank
    27

    Located in the SE of Iceland, overlooking a military radar site and the village of Höfn, is Klifatindur. To climb it you follow the old road (access from inside the tunnel would be difficult!) to the parking lot. The asc...

  • near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    15.47mi
    Elevation +
    7034f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofHvannadalshnjúkur 2022 Winter Solo ascent (13.FEB.22) Photo ofHvannadalshnjúkur 2022 Winter Solo ascent (13.FEB.22) Photo ofHvannadalshnjúkur 2022 Winter Solo ascent (13.FEB.22)

    I was preparing for this for almost two years, I've been previously on this mountain a few times by different routes, and it's still very dangerous to go there in winter especially alone (do not recommend it any time). ...

  • Grasgiljatindur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Bjarnanes, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.42mi
    Elevation +
    4108f
    TrailRank
    25

    A fairly easy route to the summit of Grasgiljatindur. Finding you way up the cliffs towering over the valley can be a bit tricky, you have to follow the "road" (a rough track) and then the narrow path which replaces it. ...

  • Snæfell, 10 SEP 2011

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Eiríksstaðir, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.42mi
    Elevation +
    3615f
    TrailRank
    24

    An early September hike up onto Snæfell, the highest non-glaciated mountain in Iceland. The last few hundred meters required crampons.

  • Sandfell APR19

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Úlfstaðir, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.56mi
    Elevation +
    3077f
    TrailRank
    19
    Photo ofSandfell APR19

    You can drive about a Qtr mile past the gate and park on the side of the road. Loose rock makes the ascent challenging w/o gear.

  • Falljökull one way, from the icefall back down

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    0.96mi
    Elevation +
    92f
    TrailRank
    19
    Photo ofFalljökull one way, from the icefall back down Photo ofFalljökull one way, from the icefall back down Photo ofFalljökull one way, from the icefall back down

    Walk from the parking lot to the top of the hill where the snow gathers and then through the glacier all the way to the ice formation. Only with professional guides or if yourself are a certified guide for this type of g...

  • Hvannadalshnúkur

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    near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.50mi
    Elevation +
    4859f
    TrailRank
    16

    Winter ascent from Sandfell. Track from/to the beginning/ending of snow. Chill to -30C. Extremely hard snow/ice on glacier's surface.

  • Skaftafell - climbing Kristinartindar

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.93mi
    Elevation +
    3638f
    TrailRank
    16

    Skaftafell -> Svartifoss -> Kristinartindar -> Skaftafell Approx. 7-8h to complete. One of the most beautiful trails in this area; and a good trek. Views from the top are definitely worth going there. Breathtaking.

  • near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.93mi
    Elevation +
    3556f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofKristínartindar -1126m. desde Skaftafell (Islandia) Photo ofKristínartindar -1126m. desde Skaftafell (Islandia) Photo ofKristínartindar -1126m. desde Skaftafell (Islandia)

    Ruta IMPRESIONANTE. Vistas desde el pico Kristínartindar que te dejan anonadado. Cabe mencionar que la subida (una vez vista la cascada de Svartifoss) hasta que se coje la senda marcada, se realiza campo a traves. NO rea...

  • Kristinantidar 1126m [Skaftafell]

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.12mi
    Elevation +
    3770f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofKristinantidar 1126m [Skaftafell] Photo ofKristinantidar 1126m [Skaftafell] Photo ofKristinantidar 1126m [Skaftafell]

    Probablemente una de las mejores cumbres en Islandia para alcanzar, bien señalizada y sin necesidad de llevar equipamiento de alpinismo (al menos, en verano). La montaña se encuentra en el parque nacional de Skaftafell,...

  • Skaftafellsfjöll - Toppahopp

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Skaftafell, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    27.24mi
    Elevation +
    6463f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofSkaftafellsfjöll - Toppahopp Photo ofSkaftafellsfjöll - Toppahopp Photo ofSkaftafellsfjöll - Toppahopp

    Mögnuð en afar erfið og tæknilega krefjandi ferð. Krefst brodda og ísaxa, línu og beltis. Þessi leið er alls, alls ekki fyrir óvana eða lofthrædda. Ég hélt margoft að dagar mínir væru taldir... Við gengum fyrsta daginn ...

  • near Jökulsárlón, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    14.78mi
    Elevation +
    6365f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofSveinstindur - Læknaleiðin gengin frá Kvískerjum Photo ofSveinstindur - Læknaleiðin gengin frá Kvískerjum Photo ofSveinstindur - Læknaleiðin gengin frá Kvískerjum

    Leiðin er löng og ströng og færð og færi vissulega háð veðurfari. Gengið er upp hjá Kvískerjum og erum þá komin í snjó í líklega um 500 metra hæð... eftir það er leiðin basicallý ein löng snjóbrekka alla leið upp á Svein...

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