Alpine Climbing

The Best Alpine Climbing Trails in West (Iceland)

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Photo of Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11 Photo of Snæfellsjökull traverse Photo of Snæfellsjökull 14.11.2010
  • Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Rauðamelur, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.91mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11 Photo of Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11 Photo of Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11

    Great hike at Hafursfell and suprising view and walking after narrow trail. Wold be ranked as Moderate if you skip peak 2 (Stillur).

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  • Snæfellsjökull traverse

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ólafsvík, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.99mi
    Elevation +
    4751f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Snæfellsjökull traverse Photo of Snæfellsjökull traverse Photo of Snæfellsjökull traverse

    I've wanted to do this for a long time - and then I went ahead and did it :-) We had been having a heat wave for days, the temperature hovered around 20°C and there was no wind. Luckily I had plenty of liquids because...

    Hey! Thank you so much for sharing this track. Could you please tell us the current state of the road? Is it feasible wi...
    elius94
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  • Snæfellsjökull 14.11.2010

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Stapi, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.14mi
    Elevation +
    3383f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Snæfellsjökull 14.11.2010 Photo of Snæfellsjökull 14.11.2010 Photo of Snæfellsjökull 14.11.2010

    Started off from Reykjavik at 6 am and got to Snæfellsjökull Glacier about half eight just before sunrise. It was a bit clowdy in the beginning but as we approaced the summit the sky cleared and the view was outstanding,...

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  • Baula Peak (winter), West Iceland (17-03-2018)

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Reykholt, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.56mi
    Elevation +
    2913f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Baula Peak (winter), West Iceland (17-03-2018) Photo of Baula Peak (winter), West Iceland (17-03-2018) Photo of Baula Peak (winter), West Iceland (17-03-2018)

    With its iconic pyramidal shape, Baula is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland. I climbed the peak in March, at the end of the winter. I parked the car by the road in the signed parking area. I first walked nor...

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  • 4 summits vikrafell

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Reykholt, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.79mi
    Elevation +
    1716f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of 4 summits vikrafell Photo of 4 summits vikrafell Photo of 4 summits vikrafell

    We did this hike with some snow left, but it was very nice. You can easily climb up four summits. They are very close to each other. There are 2 more difficult parts, because it is kind of deep there, but in generell, as...

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  • Kirkjufell 17-JUL-12 15:04:26

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Grundarfjörþur, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.85mi
    Elevation +
    1499f
    TrailRank
    35| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Kirkjufell 17-JUL-12 15:04:26 Photo of Kirkjufell 17-JUL-12 15:04:26 Photo of Kirkjufell 17-JUL-12 15:04:26

    Brilliant hike on a cool peak. Not for everyone because of cliffs and ropes used to climb. Really important to have someone with you how knows the trail. That should be easy to arrange in near by town Grundarfjordur for ...

    very funny
    Foll91
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  • Hafursfell

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Rauðamelur, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.05mi
    Elevation +
    2329f
    TrailRank
    35| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hafursfell Photo of Hafursfell Photo of Hafursfell

    Hafursfell is one of those mountains that look a lot steeper than they really are. It's not very high at 759 metres and the distance (we did a traverse) is only about 8 kilometres (we ended up having to walk back to the ...

    Fór í góðu veðri, frábært útsýni
    Ágúst Jakobsson
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  • Skessuhorn-Skarðshorn-Heiðarhorn 08.08.2010

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Leirá, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.43mi
    Elevation +
    2792f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Skessuhorn-Skarðshorn-Heiðarhorn 08.08.2010 Photo of Skessuhorn-Skarðshorn-Heiðarhorn 08.08.2010 Photo of Skessuhorn-Skarðshorn-Heiðarhorn 08.08.2010

    Started off at the farm Horn in Skorradalur and went to Mt. Skessuhorn. The summit was occasionally cloudy when we started and when we got there, there was fog. Stopped there for about 20 minutes and continued then onwar...

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  • Snæfellsjökull í júní 2015, Iceland

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Arnarstapi, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.10mi
    Elevation +
    3310f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Snæfellsjökull í júní 2015, Iceland Photo of Snæfellsjökull í júní 2015, Iceland Photo of Snæfellsjökull í júní 2015, Iceland

    We had one of The greatest day of our lives at the glacier that sunny day in the middle of June 2015. The ice was a bit melted which slowed us down a bit, but that was OK though.

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  • Ljósufjöll 30.04.2011

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Miklholt, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.05mi
    Elevation +
    2966f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Ljósufjöll 30.04.2011 Photo of Ljósufjöll 30.04.2011 Photo of Ljósufjöll 30.04.2011

    A practice hiking/moutaineering before Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur. Weather could have been better with regards to view, but wind was dead calm. Decided to turn back in appr. 960m.a.s. due to snowblindness, unsafe snow and lac...

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  • Hafnarfjall - Gildalshnúkur

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Borgarnes, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.28mi
    Elevation +
    3301f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Hafnarfjall - Gildalshnúkur Photo of Hafnarfjall - Gildalshnúkur Photo of Hafnarfjall - Gildalshnúkur

    We hiked this up on a rather clear day in spring, just after some fresh snow had fallen the night before. The initial ascent was extremely quick and easy except for a patch of ice just before the first peak. However, the...

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  • Snæfellsjökull upp á Þúfu júní 2014

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Arnarstapi, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.64mi
    Elevation +
    2976f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Snæfellsjökull upp á Þúfu júní 2014 Photo of Snæfellsjökull upp á Þúfu júní 2014 Photo of Snæfellsjökull upp á Þúfu júní 2014

    I made this hike with a group called Fjallagarpar & Gyðjur in middle of June 2014. The weather was good but everything was covered with a fog. We made to the top 1446 meters with a big help from our guides. Amazing tri...

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  • Snæfellsjökull

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Stapi, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.04mi
    Elevation +
    2605f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Snæfellsjökull

    Trail for our hike up on the Snæfellsjökull glacier shortly after the summer solstice. It was fabulous to observe sunset and sunrise from the peak, see the attached picture to get a tiny impression.

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  • 2011-05-31 - Heiðarhorn (Heidarhorn), Iceland

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Leirá, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.70mi
    Elevation +
    3271f
    TrailRank
    19

    6h:4m:45s | 10.8km 6h:4m:45s | 10.8km Distance - 10.8km Points - 1002 Created - 2011-05-31 19:23:13 Max. speed - 10.5km/h Min. altitude - 153m Max. altitude - 1069m

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  • 'Ok' Glacier Approximation

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Reykholt, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.12mi
    Elevation +
    2667f
    TrailRank
    12
    Photo of 'Ok' Glacier Approximation

    We missed the glacier on top of 'Ok' and had to stop the summit ascent because of the early darkness at 5:30p.m. A lot of snow along the path lowered our average hiking speed considerably.

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  • Skarðshorn-Heiðarhorn-Skarðshyrna

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Leirá, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.00mi
    Elevation +
    3802f
    TrailRank
    9

    Up through the valley of Skarðsdalur to the edge. Then east up to the summit of Skarðshorn. Back by the edge and to the west to the summit of Heiðarhorn. Then to the southwest to Skarðshyrna, down to the west and then so...

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  • near Sodulsholt, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.37mi
    Elevation +
    4344f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Smjörhnjúkur, Tröllakirkja og Lambahnjúkar í Hítardal Photo of Smjörhnjúkur, Tröllakirkja og Lambahnjúkar í Hítardal Photo of Smjörhnjúkur, Tröllakirkja og Lambahnjúkar í Hítardal

    Til að komast að þessum fjöllum er beygt til austurs rétt áður en komið er að Hítarvatni. Eða m.ö.o. beygt til hægri meðfram Hólmi, sem er hæð eða lítið fjall við suðurenda Hítarvatns. Fljótlega eftir beygju fer vegurin...

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  • Helgrindur á Snæfellsnesi

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Búðir, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.98mi
    Elevation +
    3268f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Helgrindur á Snæfellsnesi Photo of Helgrindur á Snæfellsnesi Photo of Helgrindur á Snæfellsnesi

    Gangan hefst við Kálfárvelli á Snæfellsnesi rétt áður en komið er að afleggjaranum yfir Fróðárheiði, sunnan megin sem sagt. Nokkuð snörp hækkun í upphafi upp í um 400 metra en síðan hægt og bítandi þar til komið er upp á...

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  • Skrarðsheiði Súlárdalur 2012-10-20 17:35:12

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Saurbær, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.73mi
    Elevation +
    4111f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Skrarðsheiði Súlárdalur 2012-10-20 17:35:12 Photo of Skrarðsheiði Súlárdalur 2012-10-20 17:35:12 Photo of Skrarðsheiði Súlárdalur 2012-10-20 17:35:12

    Súlárdalur Skarðsheiði Gengið kringum Súlárdal. Gengið uppeftir Tungukambi með útsýni að Skarðshyrnu og Heiðarhorni til vestur. Farið hæst á Skarðskamb 1.049m skv.gps. Þar gengið í austur yfir á næsta kamb sem við köllu...

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  • Ljósufjöll með Fjallafélaginu 9.4.2017

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Eyja- og Miklaholtshreppur, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.07mi
    Elevation +
    3353f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Ljósufjöll með Fjallafélaginu 9.4.2017 Photo of Ljósufjöll með Fjallafélaginu 9.4.2017 Photo of Ljósufjöll með Fjallafélaginu 9.4.2017

    Vetrarganga upp á Miðtind Ljósufjalla á Snæfellsnesi sem er um 1070 metra hár. Algjört vetrarríki strax í 600 metra hæð og jöklaáferð á síðustu 150 metrunum. Fórum í jöklabrodda í 800 metra hæð og bundum okkur saman í ör...

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  • Toppahopp á Snæfellsnesi

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Bjarnarhöfn, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    24.58mi
    Elevation +
    5574f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Toppahopp á Snæfellsnesi Photo of Toppahopp á Snæfellsnesi Photo of Toppahopp á Snæfellsnesi

    Tveggja daga ganga frá Vatnaheiðinni (Baulárvallavatni) að Arnardalsskarði og þaðan niður í Grundarfjörð (tjaldað uppi í 2 nætur). Allir fjallatoppar (sex talsins: Tröllatindar; Stóritindur; Hólahlíðareggjar; Svartihnúku...

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  • Fagraskógarfjall

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Borgarnes, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.29mi
    Elevation +
    2454f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Fagraskógarfjall Photo of Fagraskógarfjall Photo of Fagraskógarfjall

    Fagraskógarfjall í Kolbeinsstaðahreppi. Stórflott fjall sem er í skugga nágranna síns, Kolbeinstaðafjalls. Fagraskógarfjall er ansi flott og leiðin er flott líka. Eftirtektarvert er fjallið sem stendur útúr fjallinu s...

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  • near Olíustöð, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.32mi
    Elevation +
    2093f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Brekkukambur í Hvalfirði og útsýnishringur á toppnum Photo of Brekkukambur í Hvalfirði og útsýnishringur á toppnum Photo of Brekkukambur í Hvalfirði og útsýnishringur á toppnum

    Gengum feðgarnir á Brekkukamb í Hvalfirði þann 21. apríl 2013 í 25 manna hópi vaskra félaga úr gönguklúbbnum Vesen og vergangur. Glæsilegt útsýni langsum eftir firðinum yfir til Akrafjalls, eins blasa Botnsúlur við í aus...

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  • Glymur and Hvalfell

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Hvanneyri, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.62mi
    Elevation +
    2949f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Glymur and Hvalfell Photo of Glymur and Hvalfell Photo of Glymur and Hvalfell

    Einfache Bergtour am östlichen Ende des Hvalfjördurs. Aufstieg am Rande der Schlucht zum Glymur-Wasserfall, von dort weiterer wegloser Aufstieg auf den Gipfel des Hvalfell. Erster Abstiegsversuch (Basis, ein wikiloc-Trai...

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