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Alpine Climbing

The Best Alpine Climbing Trails in Iceland

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  • Hrútaborg

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Kolbeinsstaðir, Snafellsnes- og Hnappadalssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.21mi
    Elevation +
    2428f
    TrailRank
    27

    Rising like a medieval fortress from the spine of Mt. Kolbeinsstaðafjall, Hrútaborg is easily noticed from far afield. The easiest access is from the road on the northern side, when you approach the cliffs at the top, ho...

  • Hlíðarfjall-Blatindur-Bunga-Stryta-Kista

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    near Akureyri, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.67mi
    Elevation +
    3921f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofHlíðarfjall-Blatindur-Bunga-Stryta-Kista Photo ofHlíðarfjall-Blatindur-Bunga-Stryta-Kista Photo ofHlíðarfjall-Blatindur-Bunga-Stryta-Kista

    There is no marked trail. Its easy to get to the Hlíðarfjall from the Ski Resort (you can take a "trail" going under a chair lift or just take a longer way going around) - starting on a right side, marked with red poles ...

  • Seldalsfjall 12.02.2011

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Bakki, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.54mi
    Elevation +
    1883f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofSeldalsfjall 12.02.2011 Photo ofSeldalsfjall 12.02.2011 Photo ofSeldalsfjall 12.02.2011

    Rather easy mountain located in the Öxnadalsheiði area. Still terrain was rather tough, hard snow and ice, and it would have been better to go deeper into the vallay before ascending, on the way back we did. Instead, on ...

  • 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...

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  • Arnarnúpur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Haukadalur, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.69mi
    Elevation +
    2136f
    TrailRank
    27| Rating 4.67

    Strictly speaking this file describes an ascent of "Eyrarfjall" because that is the name of the mountain - "Arnarnúpur" refers to the vertical northern flank of the mountain. Since the precipice is the main attraction, I...

    Facile au debut, caillasse et mousses glissante les 100 derniers mètres. Beau plateau belle vue.
    veronique duquennoy
  • Trölladyngja (Reykjanesi)

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    near Stóra-Vatnsléysa, Gullbringusysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.10mi
    Elevation +
    892f
    TrailRank
    27

    Trölladyngja is a low mountain in the vicinity of Reykjavík - it is fairly easily accessible and on a godd day the view is nice. It was however raining when I climbed it so no pictures I´m afraid.

  • Snæfellsjökull

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    near Stapi, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.04mi
    Elevation +
    2605f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofSnæfellsjökull

    Trail for our hike up on the Snæfellsjökull glacier shortly after the summer solstice. It was fabulous to observe sunset and sunrise from the peak, see the attached picture to get a tiny impression.

  • Borgarfellstindur og Breið

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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

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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...

  • Geirhnjúkur

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    near Kolbeinsstaðir, Snafellsnes- og Hnappadalssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.08mi
    Elevation +
    2697f
    TrailRank
    27

    Located between the Hnappadalur and Hítardalur valleys, Geirhnjúkur no doubt offers views of broad swathes of landscape - when I was there, however, the visibility was only abot 20 yards! I guess I'll have to go back :-)...

  • Hekla 16.05.09

    Alpine Climbing
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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...

  • 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...

  • Búrfell í Þingvallasveit

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    near Þingvellir, IS.03 (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.98mi
    Elevation +
    2290f
    TrailRank
    27

    Iceland has dozens of mountains named "Búrfell" - some say it has something to do with the shape, they all tend to be squat and broad-shouldered. If you use this track then by all means use the return version - on the as...

  • Hrútsfjallstindar

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    near Svínafell, IS.06 (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.54mi
    Elevation +
    6175f
    TrailRank
    26

    Located NW of Öræfajökull, Hrútfjallstindar is the place to go once you've done Hvannadalshnjúkur - or so they say. This was a great hike in good weather (as witnessed by the pictures) until we were almost at the top - t...

  • SKESSUHORN3AGUST2009

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Hvanneyri, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.12mi
    Elevation +
    3022f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofSKESSUHORN3AGUST2009 Photo ofSKESSUHORN3AGUST2009

    Hiking from road near to the old farm Horn up to peak Skessuhorn. Followed the cartrack few km up and went a bit west to the normal way. Easier when there is lot of grass in the beginning. Liked this way though I´ve gone...

  • Botnssúlur

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    near Miðsandur, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.64mi
    Elevation +
    3507f
    TrailRank
    26

    The Botnssúlur area offers the hiker a rich reward - mountains in all directions with glaciers dominating the north and east horizons. Highly recommended! Click the title for (a few) pictures.

  • Hlöðufell

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Úþlíð, IS.03 (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.81mi
    Elevation +
    2365f
    TrailRank
    26| Rating 5.0

    Hlöðufell is the name of a beautiful mountain not far from Reykjavik (although that doesn't mean access is easy - 4x4s only and only after mid-June at the earliest). There is only one feasible route up the scree slope - ...

    Takk fyrir mig!
    eortner
  • Strútur

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.17mi
    Elevation +
    2159f
    TrailRank
    26| Rating 5.0

    Located in the upper reaches of the Borgarfjörður region, Strútur is a smallish, cone shaped mountain which affords wonderful views of the ice capped Eiríksjökull and the NW part of the Kaldidalur area. Needless to say, ...

    Takk fyrir mig!!
    eortner
  • 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.

  • Hekla 01.07.2007

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    near Hlíðarendi, Rangarvallasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.93mi
    Elevation +
    3412f
    TrailRank
    26

    In the middle ages Hekla was recognised throughout Europe as the gateway to hell. Today it is Iceland's most famous volcano - and erupts very frequently by Icelandic standards. Pictures can be seen by clicking the title...

  • Innsta-Jarlhetta

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Haukadalur, IS.03 (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.67mi
    Elevation +
    1995f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofInnsta-Jarlhetta

    OK, so Innsta-Jarlhetta doesn't feature in the Book (its cousin Stóra-Jarlhetta does) but this is a beautiful mountain which I have long dreamt of climbing. We tried last spring (on skis from Bláfellsháls) but found the ...

  • Kaldbakshorn

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Kaldrananes, Strandasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.53mi
    Elevation +
    1831f
    TrailRank
    26| Rating 4.0

    We were on our way to Norðurfjörður to embark on a hike to Reykjafjörður - this presented us with an opportunity to bag one of the "151 peaks" en passant. It was a bit foggy when we left the cars but the weather improved...

    Takk fyrir trakkið, ég fór austan við stöðuvötnin sem stytti gönguna örlítið. Fékk ágætis útsýni nema í norður þar var s...
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  • Syðsta-Súla

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    near Þingvellir, IS.03 (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.98mi
    Elevation +
    3694f
    TrailRank
    26

    While the traditional ascent is along the ridgeline, our guide felt that in view of the snow still lying on the mountain and lack of equipment it would be safer to hook around the mountain and approach it up the valley t...

  • Heidarhorn / Heiðarhorn Iceland

    Alpine Climbing
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    near Leirá, Borgarfjardarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.45mi
    Elevation +
    3196f
    TrailRank
    26

    This is a mountain called Heidarhorn/Heiðarhorn in Iceland. The mountain is 1053m high and it is a comfortable hike and the distance is around 5.2km from the start to the top of the mountain. There are very steep cliffs ...

  • Skyrtunna

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    near Rauðamelur, Snafellsnes- og Hnappadalssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.25mi
    Elevation +
    2982f
    TrailRank
    26

    Located east of Ljósufjöll this mountain is most easily approached from the farm Dalsmynni. It's a nice hike, the mountain itself is also interesting, being shaped a little like a canine tooth! The view is fantastice (bu...

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