Rooftop of Iceland - Hvannadalshnjuk Summit Hike


Rooftop of Iceland - Hvannadalshnjuk Summit Hike


“For a moment, be the tallest person in Iceland..” - Jón Joel (Head Guide)

Stand on top of Iceland´s highest summit and for a moment, be the tallest person in Iceland! Hvannadalshnjuk sits on top of Europes largest glacier, Vatnajökull and when you have reached it´s very peak you will be treated to one of the most incredible views of your life… if you don´t believe us, then come find out!

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Hvannadalshnjukur (2110 m) is Iceland’s highest mountain, towering within the Vatnajökull National Park. Ascending this incredible mountain takes a full day. Although serious technical mountain climbing is not needed, guests are required to have a good level of physical/mental fitness to handle more demanding sections and the overall endurance of the day. The best time for this glacier hike is in spring (April - May) and even in these months you will experience the beauty of Ice and deep crevasses.

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  • Meeting time: Varies with the Weather
  • Duration: 12 - 16Hours
  • Difficulty (scale 1-10): 9
  • Price: 42.000 ISK per person


  • All required glacier gear which includes Climbing harness, Crampons, Ice axe, Hiking sticks, Safety line.
  • Guided in English and Scandinavian.
  • Pick-up from Skaftafell Campsite, Svínafell Campsite, Skaftafell Hotel
  • Short drive from Skaftafell to Hvannadalshnjukur trail start
  • Final mutual dinner (a solid Icelandic meat soup)


  • Sturdy hiking boots - can also be rented 1.500Isk (please ask us when you book to make sure we have your size)
  • Appropriate warm clothing, wet weather clothing
  • Please read list of suggested Personal Equipment you should bring with you on a glacier hike - Personal Equipment List
  • Transport to and from Skaftafell Area (can be arranged from Reykjavik at extra cost)
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and Water for the day


  • For details please contact us directly.

Terms and conditions:

  • The price stated is per person for a minimum of 3 people joining the tour. If less than the minimum 3 bookings are received, it will be priced as a private guided tour (equal to 3 paying guests). - You can book and we will pay you back if we do not get the minimum paying persons.
  • Icelandic weather constantly changes and therefore we reserve the right to postpone/cancel trips due to weather or other factors outside of our control. If we cancel tours, full refunds will be issued. 
  • Your glacier guides will study the weather forecast before estimated departure, adjusting the touring date/time right up to the night before.
  • A meeting with the group to discuss everything in detail including safety may occur the night before departure.

All Tours Prices include 11% VAT and a Contribution to Icelandic forestry and landcare through The Kolviður Fund / Forest