Type: Snow, Alpine, Grade IV
FA: unknown
Page Views: 118 total · 18/month
Shared By: Bobrunning Running on May 7, 2019
Admins: Muscrat, Matthew Clausen

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Description

The route starts at the Sandfell picnic area. Head Northwest from the picnic area. Pick up the well worn trail. This moves up the mountain towards the Vatnajökull glacier. Once you get on the glacier continue to the Öræfajökull volcano caldera. At the caldera cross the glacier to Hvannadalshnúkur. The crux is the last 600 feet. The slope steepens. The peak starts at about 100 meters and tops out at 2,109.6 metres

Location

From Reykjavík, Iceland get on highway 1, the ring road, and head toward Skaftafell. Go past the Skatafell road and take a left at the Sandfell picnic area. Park in the picnic area parking lot.

Protection

Standard Alpine protection is possible.

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