Alpine Climbing

The Best Alpine Climbing Trails in South (Iceland)

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Photo of Magni Fimmvörðuháls 2012-10-18 18:34:27 Photo of Vestmannaeyjar 2013-03-02 17:24:15 Photo of Ingólfsfjall Alviðra 2012-07-20
  • Magni Fimmvörðuháls 2012-10-18 18:34:27

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.23mi
    Elevation +
    3025f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofMagni Fimmvörðuháls 2012-10-18 18:34:27 Photo ofMagni Fimmvörðuháls 2012-10-18 18:34:27 Photo ofMagni Fimmvörðuháls 2012-10-18 18:34:27

    Fantastic route to the new volcanos mountains Magni and Móði at Fimmvörðuháls made after erruption in Eyjafjallajökull in March 2010. Hiking from Þórsmörk "Thorsmork" 8 km up to 1040 meters.

  • Vestmannaeyjar 2013-03-02 17:24:15

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    near Vestmannaeyjar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.63mi
    Elevation +
    3724f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofVestmannaeyjar 2013-03-02 17:24:15

    Lovely day in volcano island Vesmannaeyjar. Mild weather and good veiw all over. Rated Very difficult at some places like Heimaklettur and Blátindur.

    Did it partially today starting at the camp site. I couldn’t finish the second part with the volcanoes but I have to say...
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  • Ingólfsfjall Alviðra 2012-07-20

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Vaðlækir, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.39mi
    Elevation +
    1650f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofIngólfsfjall Alviðra 2012-07-20 Photo ofIngólfsfjall Alviðra 2012-07-20 Photo ofIngólfsfjall Alviðra 2012-07-20

    Best track up on highest point at Ingolfsfjall. Parking at Alviðra old fram now in public care. Up suprising and steep well marked trail. Chains at top for supporting and can be handy in the fall and winter when some ice...

  • Stóra Jarlhetta 10-SEP-11 16:46:12

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Haukadalur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.04mi
    Elevation +
    2510f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofStóra Jarlhetta 10-SEP-11 16:46:12 Photo ofStóra Jarlhetta 10-SEP-11 16:46:12 Photo ofStóra Jarlhetta 10-SEP-11 16:46:12

    In the wilderness of Iceland a great walk up on the small hills of Jarlhettur. Great veiw over Langjokull and highlands of Iceland. Steep hills but walkeble, but might be slipery in rain.

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  • Sandfell 26.01.2020

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    1.03mi
    Elevation +
    512f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofSandfell 26.01.2020 Photo ofSandfell 26.01.2020 Photo ofSandfell 26.01.2020

    Sandfell attempt to reach the summit ended on the right ridge. Change of weather and limited visibility to a few meters in the higher parts of mountain forced me to retreat. At this time of year the weather gives you th...

  • Ármansfell hiking to the top 16.09.2018

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    near Laugarvatn, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.92mi
    Elevation +
    2329f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofÁrmansfell hiking to the top 16.09.2018 Photo ofÁrmansfell hiking to the top 16.09.2018 Photo ofÁrmansfell hiking to the top 16.09.2018

    Ármansfell hiking to the top, there is a beautiful view on Þingvellir National Park and Langjokull Glacier.

  • Hekla leið upp 2012-10-14 14:58:08

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    near Hlíðarendi, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.12mi
    Elevation +
    2326f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofHekla leið upp 2012-10-14 14:58:08 Photo ofHekla leið upp 2012-10-14 14:58:08 Photo ofHekla leið upp 2012-10-14 14:58:08

    5km track on Hekla (one way) total 10km, from middle high parking. Starts in 800 meters and only possible in 4 wheel drive car before winter.

  • Eyjafjallajokull 05-APR-12 19:55:45

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    near Eyvindarhólar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.83mi
    Elevation +
    5085f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofEyjafjallajokull 05-APR-12 19:55:45 Photo ofEyjafjallajokull 05-APR-12 19:55:45 Photo ofEyjafjallajokull 05-APR-12 19:55:45

    Hiking to glacier Eyjafjallajökull, who erupted 14th of April 2010. 10 hours hike in rather mild wether but rainy and windy over 1200 meters. Very bad snow to walk in down the glacier.

  • Kálfstindar

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    near Úlfljótsvatn, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.64mi
    Elevation +
    2172f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofKálfstindar

    A circuit of Kálfstindar - return via Laugarvatnsvellir. If you follow this path, don't cut the slope during the ascent like I did, just walk to directly north of the peak and go straight up - it's the path most free of ...

  • Sandfell 409m hiking to the top 01.02.2020

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    2.70mi
    Elevation +
    991f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofSandfell 409m hiking to the top 01.02.2020 Photo ofSandfell 409m hiking to the top 01.02.2020 Photo ofSandfell 409m hiking to the top 01.02.2020

    Sandfell hiking to the top 01.02.2020 Second attempt, this time the weather was perfect, little frosty, but there was no any wind. Great visibility, on the entire southern region of Iceland. Video from this trail: h...

  • Klakkur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Geysir, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.44mi
    Elevation +
    2169f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofKlakkur Photo ofKlakkur Photo ofKlakkur

    Klakkur stands on the edge of the Langjökull glacier. To do this hike you need a modified 4X4 car, the mountain track that leeds to the start of the hike is very difficult to drive, another option is to hike from the F33...

  • Hekla 16.05.09

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    near Skarð, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    14.22mi
    Elevation +
    4911f
    TrailRank
    26

    The first part is by 4x4 jeep and then by foot. Alternative track in winter and spring when the road to the north of Hekla is closed. Note that the 4x4 track might be unpassabe because of snow during the winter and by mu...

  • ELDGJA-LANDMANNALAUGAR 1608

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    31.34mi
    Elevation +
    4675f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofELDGJA-LANDMANNALAUGAR 1608

    2.5 day trip from Eldgjá in east to Strútur and Strútslaug hot spring and over east side of Torfajökull into Landmannalaugar. Lots of river crossings.

  • Eyjafjallajökull crevasse and fun

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.15mi
    Elevation +
    2635f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofEyjafjallajökull crevasse and fun Photo ofEyjafjallajökull crevasse and fun Photo ofEyjafjallajökull crevasse and fun

    Fun day of the mountaineering 101 course playing in the crevasses with rescue training and a sweet final summit. For this trail a rope team is needed and appropriate gear since it crosses a crevasse field on the glacier.

  • Rauðufossafjöll

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.10mi
    Elevation +
    1473f
    TrailRank
    25

    Located about half-way between Hekla and Hrafntinnusker, Rauðufossafjöll is the collective name given to a cluster of four peaks. two are most easily accessible from the 4x4 track, the westernmost and the southernmost on...

  • Ingólfsfjall

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    near Selfoss, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.17mi
    Elevation +
    2323f
    TrailRank
    24

    On a beautiful spring day I led a group of 21 "fellow-travellers" on an interesting circuit of this mountain. finding a way down turned out to be trickier thatn expected - but we got there in the end. For pictures click ...

  • Hrafntinnusker-Háalda-Landmannalaugar

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.98mi
    Elevation +
    2123f
    TrailRank
    23

    After staying the night in Hraftntinnusker we walked back to Landmannalaugar on an alternative track, visited the hot spring Storihver and followed the small river to a strange valley. Finally, we climbed mountain Háalda...

  • Blafell

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Haukadalur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.40mi
    Elevation +
    2129f
    TrailRank
    20

    Bláfell á Kili Hiking start at 560m and higest point 1200m. Length 8.5 km. Elapsed time about 4 hour.

  • Búrfell í Þingvöllum

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    near Þingvellir, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.95mi
    Elevation +
    2467f
    TrailRank
    19

    Most of this trip was like a walk in the park. However, we started fairly late in the day and it had been thawing for a few days so the second creek's crossing turned out to be a lot more difficult than it should have be...

  • From Glacier to Glacier - Iceland 2012

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    221.10mi
    Elevation +
    31112f
    TrailRank
    18

    From Glacier to Glacier - Iceland 2012 This is the complete GPS Log for my Expedition in Iceland. This is not an easy Track and shouldn't be taken lightly. The preparations for this Journey took almost 2 years. I...

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