Alpine Climbing

The Best Alpine Climbing Trails in Iceland

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  • Hólamannahnjúkur 31. May 2010

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Bakki, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    16.41mi
    Elevation +
    3638f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofHólamannahnjúkur 31. May 2010 Photo ofHólamannahnjúkur 31. May 2010 Photo ofHólamannahnjúkur 31. May 2010

    This is the trail to the mountain Hólamannahnjúkur which is located at the north of Iceland in the area called "tröllaskagan". The mountain is described in the book "Á fjallatindum". We did this hike 31. of May 2010 in a...

  • Hafursfell

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Rauðamelur, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.05mi
    Elevation +
    2329f
    TrailRank
    36| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofHafursfell Photo ofHafursfell Photo ofHafursfell

    Hafursfell is one of those mountains that look a lot steeper than they really are. It's not very high at 759 metres and the distance (we did a traverse) is only about 8 kilometres (we ended up having to walk back to the ...

    Fór í góðu veðri, frábært útsýni
    Ágúst Jakobsson
  • Hátindur 2012-08-13 22:10:06

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    near Álafoss, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.53mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofHátindur 2012-08-13 22:10:06 Photo ofHátindur 2012-08-13 22:10:06 Photo ofHátindur 2012-08-13 22:10:06

    Hiking circle on Esja second higest peak "Hatindur" 909 m high. In many years thought to be the highest. The middle of Esja is few meters higer but not accutally Peak like this one. Seems to be impossible cliffs but is ...

  • Skessuhorn-Skarðshorn-Heiðarhorn 08.08.2010

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Leirá, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.43mi
    Elevation +
    2792f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofSkessuhorn-Skarðshorn-Heiðarhorn 08.08.2010 Photo ofSkessuhorn-Skarðshorn-Heiðarhorn 08.08.2010 Photo ofSkessuhorn-Skarðshorn-Heiðarhorn 08.08.2010

    Started off at the farm Horn in Skorradalur and went to Mt. Skessuhorn. The summit was occasionally cloudy when we started and when we got there, there was fog. Stopped there for about 20 minutes and continued then onwar...

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  • Kirkjufell 17-JUL-12 15:04:26

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Grundarfjörþur, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.85mi
    Elevation +
    1499f
    TrailRank
    35| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofKirkjufell 17-JUL-12 15:04:26 Photo ofKirkjufell 17-JUL-12 15:04:26 Photo ofKirkjufell 17-JUL-12 15:04:26

    Brilliant hike on a cool peak. Not for everyone because of cliffs and ropes used to climb. Really important to have someone with you how knows the trail. That should be easy to arrange in near by town Grundarfjordur for ...

    very funny
    Foll91
  • 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.

  • Snæfellsjökull í júní 2015, Iceland

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Arnarstapi, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.10mi
    Elevation +
    3310f
    TrailRank
    33| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofSnæfellsjökull í júní 2015, Iceland Photo ofSnæfellsjökull í júní 2015, Iceland Photo ofSnæfellsjökull í júní 2015, Iceland

    We had one of The greatest day of our lives at the glacier that sunny day in the middle of June 2015. The ice was a bit melted which slowed us down a bit, but that was OK though.

    Nombreux départs possibles suivant l’altitude d’enneigement…
    sacharoussel
  • 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...

  • Ljósufjöll 30.04.2011

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Miklholt, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.05mi
    Elevation +
    2966f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofLjósufjöll 30.04.2011 Photo ofLjósufjöll 30.04.2011 Photo ofLjósufjöll 30.04.2011

    A practice hiking/moutaineering before Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur. Weather could have been better with regards to view, but wind was dead calm. Decided to turn back in appr. 960m.a.s. due to snowblindness, unsafe snow and lac...

  • Ernir

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Kirkjubær, Vestur-Isafjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.24mi
    Elevation +
    2539f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofErnir Photo ofErnir Photo ofErnir

    Across the fjord from the town of Ísafjörður, Ernir rises steeply from the sea. The first stage of the ascent is very easy and takes you to a cirque (bowl, corrie) where a guestbook is to be found. From there you proceed...

  • Krákur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Bergsstaðir, IS.05 (Ísland)
    Distance
    24.56mi
    Elevation +
    2920f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofKrákur Photo ofKrákur Photo ofKrákur

    At 40 kilometres this was as long a hike as I would care to make in a day - but it actually took under 12 hours. The weather was fantastic, the only drawback being the constant biting of the black flies. Click "View more...

  • Kristínartindar

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Skaftafell, IS.06 (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.35mi
    Elevation +
    3773f
    TrailRank
    32| Rating 5.0

    Although dominated by the many glacial peaks in Öræfajökull to the east, Kristínartindar ("Christine's Peaks") are respectable mountains in their own right - the higher of them rises to 1130 metres AMSL. By picking the a...

    I lived in Skaftafell during 2017, Kristínatindar is one of the best hikes there. Most of the hike is easy during the su...
    joshua tabti
  • Eiríksjökull

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.70mi
    Elevation +
    3885f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofEiríksjökull Photo ofEiríksjökull

    A fairly easy hike - the trick is getting to the trailhead, this requires a serious 4x4 truck. I've shown the location of cairns along the way - these can help in poor visibity. Note that Eiríksjökull is an ice cap - tho...

  • Búrfell í Grafningi

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Búrfell, IS.03 (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.26mi
    Elevation +
    1601f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofBúrfell í Grafningi

    Shaped like its many namesakes, broad and square-shouldered, Búrfell dosn't betray its volcanic origin until you reach the top and are confronted by not only a crater - but a crater lake to boot! An easy and rewarding hi...

  • Hafnarfjall - Gildalshnúkur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Borgarnes, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.28mi
    Elevation +
    3301f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofHafnarfjall - Gildalshnúkur Photo ofHafnarfjall - Gildalshnúkur Photo ofHafnarfjall - Gildalshnúkur

    We hiked this up on a rather clear day in spring, just after some fresh snow had fallen the night before. The initial ascent was extremely quick and easy except for a patch of ice just before the first peak. However, the...

  • Skálafell Mosó 15.02.2011

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Reynivellir, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.27mi
    Elevation +
    1296f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofSkálafell Mosó 15.02.2011 Photo ofSkálafell Mosó 15.02.2011 Photo ofSkálafell Mosó 15.02.2011

    Snow was very difficult and physically demanding. Kind of windy and cold but great view. this is a very easy hiking in summer. Started of from an old, skiing area and came to the top after appr. 1:15 hour still only abou...

  • Snæfellsjökull upp á Þúfu júní 2014

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Arnarstapi, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.64mi
    Elevation +
    2976f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofSnæfellsjökull upp á Þúfu júní 2014 Photo ofSnæfellsjökull upp á Þúfu júní 2014 Photo ofSnæfellsjökull upp á Þúfu júní 2014

    I made this hike with a group called Fjallagarpar & Gyðjur in middle of June 2014. The weather was good but everything was covered with a fog. We made to the top 1446 meters with a big help from our guides. Amazing tri...

  • Thverartindsegg Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland

    Alpine Climbing
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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...

  • Lambatindur 15.07.2010

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Kúvíkur, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.15mi
    Elevation +
    3163f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofLambatindur 15.07.2010 Photo ofLambatindur 15.07.2010 Photo ofLambatindur 15.07.2010

    Great trail and the view is outstanding, wouldn´t want to go this route though in fog or wind. I recommend to walk on Mt. Skrælingur on the way, it´s safer than to take a short cut in the snow. Just be careful.

  • 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...

  • Baula

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Hvammur, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.42mi
    Elevation +
    2684f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofBaula Photo ofBaula

    Baula is a beautiful little mountain in western Iceland, just off the ring road. It's made up of rhyolite and its scree slopes are fairly difficult to ascend - but well worth the effort!

  • Birnudalstindur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Kálfafellsstaður, IS.06 (Ísland)
    Distance
    12.71mi
    Elevation +
    5571f
    TrailRank
    30

    A fairly long and strenuous ascent with the potential for avalanches at the time of year we did it - but offering fantastic views of the neighbouring terrain. It is probably a lot simpler to make the ascent along the rou...

  • Ýmir

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Ásólfsskáli, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.65mi
    Elevation +
    2254f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofÝmir Photo ofÝmir Photo ofÝmir

    The highest peak in the Tindfjöll massif is Ýmir, named after a giant ("jötunn") from Norse mythology. Three of us did this hike in March 2006 - the snow was very deep and visibility very poor so while the others took tu...

  • Ármansfell hiking to the top 16.09.2018

    Alpine Climbing
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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.

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