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Midnight tour

Mt. Snæfell

  • Operated

    June 15th - July 25th
    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.

    Departure is at 21.00 (9 p.m.)

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, Laugarfell and at the Wilderness center. The hike starts in Eyjabakkar on the east side of the mountain and we follow the north ridge to the top. The midnight sun rises in the north between 1am and 4am during June and July. Watching the sunrise from the top is something to remember.
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. After breakfast we drive to Egilsstaðir where the tour ends.

  • You need to bring:

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

  • Included in tour:

    Guided tour
    Spikes (if needed)
    Natural pools in Laugarfell
    Breakfast in Laugarfell



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