Alpine Climbing

The Best Alpine Climbing Trails in Iceland

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  • 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
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    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
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    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.

  • Ljósufjöll

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    near Miklholt, Snafellsnes- og Hnappadalssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.14mi
    Elevation +
    3553f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofLjósufjöll

    Ljósufjöll is the name of a rhyolite formation in the middle of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. In the summer of 2006 a group of us did a very interesting hike from the closest access road on the South side, through the mount...

  • Drápuhlíðarfjall

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    near Helgafell, Snafellsnes- og Hnappadalssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.91mi
    Elevation +
    1775f
    TrailRank
    30

    After climbing Kirkjufell we made our way to Drápuhlíðarfjall, famous in Iceland for the slates that people used to collect there (until this was eventually banned). The mountain is compose of rhyolite and is therefore l...

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  • Hafnarfjall

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    near Borgarnes, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.90mi
    Elevation +
    3360f
    TrailRank
    30

    Overlooking the village of Borgarnes, Hafnarfjall give the inhabitants an excellent view over their homes - and is a popular hike. On this evening walk we did something a little more ambitious, a circuit of all the mount...

  • Helgrindur

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    near Búðir, Snafellsnes- og Hnappadalssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.72mi
    Elevation +
    3599f
    TrailRank
    30

    Overlooking the little fishing village of Grundarfjörður are the peaks of the Helgrindur mountains - these form part of the "spine" of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. While the north face of Helgrindur is popular with ice cli...

  • Skessuhorn

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Hvanneyri, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.20mi
    Elevation +
    3425f
    TrailRank
    29

    One of the peaks of the Skarðsheiði massif is named Skessuhorn. One evening last summer a few of us made the ascent from the north (as is normally done) but then continued across Skarðsheiði and descended the southern sl...

  • Bjarnarhafnarfjall

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    near Bjarnarhöfn, Snafellsnes- og Hnappadalssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.44mi
    Elevation +
    2362f
    TrailRank
    29

    An enjoyable spring hike done in late May 2006. The weather was nice - though it snowed a little at one point. Great visibity over a vast landscape - highly recommended. Having hit both "peaks" - the one named after the ...

  • Bjarnarfell

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    near Geysir, IS.03 (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.05mi
    Elevation +
    2021f
    TrailRank
    29

    Located in the immediate vicinity of the Geysir geothermal area and not far from the waterfall Gullfoss, Bjarnarfell offers a fantastic view over the surrounding landscape - including landmarks such as Hekla and Vestmann...

  • Keilir

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Stóra-Vatnsléysa, Gullbringusysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.01mi
    Elevation +
    978f
    TrailRank
    29

    Every spring, on the weekend closest to the spring equinox, the Útivist Hiking Club organises a trip to the top of Mount Keilir, a small cone-shaped mountain (or hill!) located halfway between Reykjavík and Keflavík. Mos...

  • Kerling - Iceland

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Grund, Eyjafjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.05mi
    Elevation +
    4140f
    TrailRank
    29

    Kerling is the highest mountain in north of Iceland. At 1538m it offers a splendid view and it is a very fun climbing/trekking trip. No technical climbing is involved, though ice axes and crampons are preferred in the wi...

  • Kerlingarfjöll

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    near Ábær (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.22mi
    Elevation +
    3071f
    TrailRank
    29

    The Kerlingarfjöll area constitutes the heavily eroded remains of an old volcano. After staying at the local cabin overnight we embarked on a circuit of the four peaks Fannborg, Snækollur, Snót and Loðmundur. The first t...

  • Mýrafell

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Mýrar, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    2.54mi
    Elevation +
    807f
    TrailRank
    29| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofMýrafell Photo ofMýrafell Photo ofMýrafell

    Located on either side of the fjord Dýrafjörður are two mountains named Sandafell and Mýrafell which, with a bit of imagination, seem to resemble upside-down boats. Growing up in Þingeyri Sandafell was my playground in c...

    Great trek really enjoyed it. I recconed in parking in the waterfall parking lot. Another thing that I used and helpe...
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  • 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.

  • Kaldbakur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Gata, Vestur-Isafjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.15mi
    Elevation +
    3251f
    TrailRank
    28

    Kaldbakur is the highest peak in the Westfjord region of Iceland and though not very tall at 998 metres the view is unimpeded in all directions and the landscape incredibly pretty (yes, I was born in the area!) so this a...

  • Kálfstindar

    Alpine Climbing
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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...

  • Hreppsendasúlur

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    near Knappstaðir, Skagafjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.72mi
    Elevation +
    2257f
    TrailRank
    28

    Having climbed Hestskarðshnjúkur in the morning I decided to finish my "tasks" in the northern half of the Tröllaskagi peninsula that afternoon by climbing this mountain. The ascent was straightforward, I must admit that...

  • Esja Kistufell-Hátindur

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    near Álafoss, Kjosarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.33mi
    Elevation +
    2785f
    TrailRank
    28

    There's no doubt about it - Esja is my favourite mountain. it only takes 20 minutes to drive there from Reykjavík, it offers an endless variety of routes - what more can I say? this was a trip I did with a friend in summ...

  • Hvalfell

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    near Miðsandur, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.01mi
    Elevation +
    2963f
    TrailRank
    28

    Climbing Hvalfell allows one to enjoy views of Iceland's highest waterfall ("Glymur") as well as the surrounding mountains, the closest of which are Botnssúlur. One the way down one should make a point of stopping at the...

  • Ármannsfell

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Þingvellir, IS.03 (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.41mi
    Elevation +
    1834f
    TrailRank
    27

    Located just north of Þingvellir, Ármannsfell offers views of that region as well as the Kaldidalur area and the glaciers north of there. If you can arrange transportation doing the hike this way is ideal - otherwise you...

  • Reykjavik - Esja

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    near Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.16mi
    Elevation +
    2415f
    TrailRank
    27

    Within easy reach of the capital, Esja is a very popular recreation area for hikers and climbers. The best known hiking paths lead to the summits Þverfellshorn (780 m) and Kerhólakambur (851 m). Þverfellshorn is also eas...

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