Hike From Snæfell to Lónsoeræfi in the Vatnajökull National Park: Position on map

Hike From Snæfell to Lónsoeræfi

From Snæfell to Lónsoeræfi


Min: 125 ft
Max: 3284 ft
Uphill: 6594 ft
Downhill: 9144 ft
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Iceland, the mystic and remote island high up north, is geographically situated in the North Atlantic and about 103,000 km² (10.3 ha) large. Regardless of the season, it's worth coming here throughout the year as each season creates its very own special atmosphere. Upon your visit, you may become a witness of how new land is created and share the fascination for this special island as many... Read more

last update on Jul 25, 2019
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Distance: 43.86 miles
Duration:5 days
Min: 125 ft
Max: 3284 ft
Uphill: 6594 ft
Downhill: 9144 ft

Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail
Experts only


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Interesting facts

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  • With an overall length of 44 miles the hike is among the 3 longest hikes on Iceland available on TouriSpo.
  • You're facing an uphill climb of 2010 vertical meters on this hike. This is quite much. You should be fit to do this track. This makes the Hike the one with the largest ascent on Iceland. The highest point of the track is 3284 ft above sea level.
  • Make sure to bring sturdy footwear on this track. Hiking boots are highly recommended.

Route description

View of Mount Snæfell
CC BY 2.0   © Tijl Vercaemer View of Mount Snæfell

The popular trail from Mt Snæfell over the glacier snout Eyjabakkajokull into the Lónsöræfi area can be hiked in different variations, taking between three and seven days. The challenging trail leads you through the beautiful landscape of Vatnajökull National Park, and offers views over the highlands - just the right thing for everyone who loves the rough nature of Iceland.

  • Day 1: Tour onto Mt Snæfell
  • Day 2: From Mt Snæfell to Geldingafell
    32 kilometres; 10 hours
  • Day 3: From Geldingafell to Kollumúlavatn (Egilssel hut)
    15 kilometres; 7 to 9 hours
  • Day 4: From Kollumúlavatn to Múlaskáli in Lónsöræfi
    8 kilometres; 3 to 4 hours
  • Day 5 and 6: From Múlaskáli to Illikambur or straight from Múlaskáli via Vidiladur Valley into Geithellndalur Valley (Stafafell farm)
Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available


Climbing Mount Snaefell in Iceland | 03:06
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