Hraundrangi Hike & climb

Alpine peak

About the tour

This is the chance to climb one of the most stunning peaks in Iceland. Hraundrangi is one of the most iconic mountain in Iceland. It is located in √Ėxnadalur about 40 minutes south-west of Akureyri.

Hraundrangi is a lava column that rises 1075 meters above sea level. This peak was first climbed in 1956. Up to that this peak was considered unclimbable.

Climbing this peak takes around 7-9 hours so we recommend that people are in good shape and are not scared of heights. We start the day in Akureyri and drive to the base of the mountain, the drive takes about 40minutes. When we are ready we start the approach to the climb, this can take 2-3hours. When we get to the base our guide will go over how the gear works and how the climb is going to be. This climb is 80meters and is done in 2 pitches. The summit is narrow and hard to put more than one person on the top at a time.

We absail back down the same route.

For those staying in Reykjav√≠k: Hraundrangi is 5hour drive from Reykjav√≠k so we recommend you to stay the night before and after the climbing in Akureyri town. Akureyri is the capital of North Iceland and is located on a beautiful hill in the valley Eyjafj√∂r√įur. There are many amazing expeditions to enjoy there so you wont regret spending some time of your trip in Akureyri.

We can also personlize the tour to suit your needs. Give us a call or send us an mail for more info.


Duration / Hike & climb: 7-9 hours

Level of difficulty: 5/5

Age min: 16 years

Pax:¬†min 2pax ‚Äď max 4pax

Time of year: all year around

Pick up: Akureyri, guide will contact you for more details

Meeting time:  8:00


We provide:

  • Climbing gear
  • Helmet
  • Ropes
  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Local guide

You bring:

  • Warm cloths:
    • Rain gear pants and jacket
    • Down or primaloft jacket (can be nice on lunch brake)
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Hat and gloves
  • 20-30L¬† backpack
  • Food and water for the day
  • Sunglasses

You can rent some of this gear from us if you don‚Äėt have it.

About the weather in Iceland

Weather in Iceland can change fast so if the weather is not good for this hike day we may have to cancel this trip or we can move the hike to the next day if that is better.

Contact us if you have any questions: info@northiceexpeditions.is