About the tour

Skessuhorn is one of the most fun mountains to climb close to Reykjavík.
The north west ridge is a beautiful climb with an alpine feeling.

We start with one hour drive from Reykjavík heading north-west to the valley Skorradalur. When we get to our destination we will go over the task for the day. After the chat we begin the approach to the base of Skessuhorn.
Approach takes from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hour over swamps, rocks and beautiful landscape. We have a few rivers to go over on the way, but thay are small and usually not hard to pass.

Under the mountain we gear up for the climb and have some lunch. After a bite we’ll go over how to climb and how to use some of the climbing gear. Climbing the ridge takes from 2-3 hours and is one of the most fun ridges to climb in Iceland. This is not a super difficult one but a fun one.
On the summit we grab some photos an enjoy the view before going back down.

Descent from the summit takes about 1 hour, then around 2-3 hours back to the car.
After long day of hiking and climbing it’s nice to get to the car and have some drinks.


Duration / Walking: 10 – 12 hour

Level of difficulty: 4/5

Age Min: 13 years

Pax: min 2pax – max 4pax

Time of year: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Meet on location:

You can meet us at N1 gas station in Borgarnes or get a pickup from Reykjavík.

We provide:

  • Rock climbing gear
  • Helmet
  • Ropes
  • Carabiners
  • Harness
  • Local guide

You Bring:

  • Rain gear pants & jacket
  • Down or primaloft jacket ( can be nice on lunch brake)
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Hat & gloves
  • 20-30L backpack
  • Food & water for the day
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Poles

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


Contact us if you have any questions: