alpine climb

About the tour

Hrútfjallstindar is a magnificent mountain with four peaks. They rise from1756 to 1875meters above sealevel and the give you
an big alpine feeling, all around you have big peaks and massive outlet glaciers.

This is not the tallest peak in the country but its one of the most spectacular one. Hrútfjallstindar are locaded on the south edge of Vatnajökull glacier the biggest galcier in Europe.

Hiking up to the peak is not a technical climb but it‘s require good stamina, hiking time is from 12-16 hours depends on conditions.

for those who want a more extream tour we also offer an climbing tour up the west face of the mountain.

for more info on this tour send us an mail or give us an call.


Duration / Walking: 10 – 16 hours

Level of difficulty: 4/5

Age Min: 13 years

Pax: min 2pax – max 6pax

Time of year: Summer

Meet on location:

You can meet us in Skaftafell national park next to the information center, car with North Ice logo on it, you can also meet us at hotel skaftafell


Pickup is a extra 7.000 kr per person

We provide:

  • Glacier gear
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Ropes
  • Carabiners
  • Harness
  • Local Glacier 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
  • Hiking poles

You can rent some of this gear from us if you don‘t have it.

It‘s nice to take 3 days to do this hike,

Day 1: Drive to Skaftafell
Day 2: Summit day 10-16 hours
Day 3: Sleep, recover and drive back. We don’t recommend to drive back to Reykjavík the same day as the hike is.

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: