Join us and hike up without technical difficulties along the alpine trekking route to Hrútfjallstindar, one of the most impressive peaks in Skaftafell. This challenging tour offers amazing views and no special mountaineering skills are required.
Hrútfjallstindar is the name of the impressive peaks dominating the skyline to the north of the Svínafellsjökull Glacier.
The peaks are four in number and the highest stands at 1.875m (6,150ft) high. For many years, the peaks have challenged serious climbers and several climbing routes are already established.
Hikers can make their way up without technical difficulties along the alpine trekking route. The Hrútsfjallstindar Peaks is on par with our popular summit of Hvannadalshnúkur (2110m), the highest mountain in Iceland, but offers more magnificent views.
The hike is demanding and lasts about 14-16 hours. The route offers amazing views of the Öræfajökull massif as well as the Skaftafellsjökull and Svínafellsjökull valley glaciers. No special mountaineering skills are required but the hike is physically demanding.
Please note that a minimum of two participants and a guide meets our standard of ascending and descending the summit in the safest way possible. We recommend that our customers leave a few days free before and after the scheduled departure date in case we need to cancel or make changes to a departure due to a lack of participation or weather conditions.
A briefing with your guide that takes place at 18:00 the evening before. Please contact our office for further information.
The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!
Only suitable for people physically and psychologically prepared for a highly engaging experience. Expedition level. Often involves carrying your own gear. This tour is not recommended for people with back, knee or other health issues.
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.
Skaftafell Base (next to the National Park Visitor Center)
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.
All prices are per vehicle. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.
Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.
What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.