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Scaling Iceland’s highest peak, guided tours to the top starts in April

By Staff

  • Hvannadalshnjúkur peak in Vatnajökul glacier rises 2,110 meters above sea level. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

If you want to scale Iceland’s highest peak, the prime season for guided tours to the mountaintop starts in April. Hvannadalshnjúkur peak in Vatnajökul glacier rises 2,110 meters above sea level, a height that is feasible for competent hikers. The trip up and back can be done in a day.

But don’t underestimate the glacier. The weather can change in an instant. Local guides are absolutely mandatory. 

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