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The King of mountains

Mt. Snæfell

  • Operated

    All year.
    Depending on weather conditions.

  • Hiking distance

    14 km

  • Elevation gain

    1000 m. approx.

    The top is at 1.833 m.
  • Difficulty level

    3 / 5 - Moderate

  • Duration

    7-8 hours 

    Overall duration is approx. 10-11 hrs.
  • Departures from

    Egilsstaðir, Wilderness center and Laugarfell.

Trip description

Mt. Snæfell is one of Iceland´s highest mountains and infact the highest mountain outside the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. The mountain is by no means technical and the views on a clear day are breathtaking.
The tour starts in Egilsstaðir and pickups are in the Egilsstaðir area and in Laugarfell. The hike starts close to Snæfellsskáli hut following  paths at first but snow/glacier closer to the top.
In the right conditions clients can slide down the snowy fields of the mountain making the decent much easier. Dipping into the natural warm pools in Laugarfell after the hike is a must. The tour ends in Egilsstaðir or at your accommodation.

  • You need to bring:

    Good hiking shoes
    Warm clothes
    Wind & waterproofs
    Hat & gloves
    Small backpack
    Lunch & drinks
    Bathing suit & towel

  • Included in tour:

    Guided tour
    Spikes (if needed)
    Natural pools in Laugarfell



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