This immense glacier covered volcano rises over 2000m straight out of the Atlantic Ocean. It towers over the great black sand desserts of the South East. The mountain is a pyramidal peak, situated in the north-western rim of Oraefajokull glacier.
The official measurement established it´s heights as 2.119,6m (6.921 ft).
How to get to Hvannadalshnjukur?
There are many tour operators that offer great hiking tours to the summit. The tour takes about a day and many have their starting point in Skaftafell National Park.
Check out our complete guide to the South Coast.