Challenging 3 Day Glacier Hiking Tour of Kverkfjoll in North Iceland
A 3 day adventure tour to the remote Kverkfjöll in the north part of Vatnajökull glacier. We will visit geothermal areas up to 1.700m with a highpoint of 1.800m and explore the world of fire & ice. Truly stunning scenery!
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Note: This tour operator is located in Egilsstaðir in the northwest of Iceland.
Day 1 -
We leave Egilsstaðir early in the morning, driving road 931 through Hallormsstaður, the country´s largest forest. Then we head for the highlands and take the F931 to Kárahnúkar dam and Hálslón reservoir. Continuing with a few interesting stops on our way we arrive at Kverkfjöll for a lunch stop. A few minutes drive before taking a short walk to visit the remains of the icecave and the river Volga. To end the day we recommend a hike to Mt. Virkisfell for a great view over the scenery.
Day 2 -
This is a full day glacier adventure in the west part of the mountains. We visit the geothermal areas in Hveradalur valley before reaching the highpoint at 1.800 mtr. A truely stunning scenery ! This one is well worth the effort and simply unforgettable.
Distance: 18 km Elevation: 1.000m Time: 12 hrs.
Day 3 -
After leaving Kverkfjöll around noon we make a stop at Hvannalindir, a beautiful oasis in the desert. Taking a different route back we make a refreshment stop on our way to Egilsstaðir.
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Good to know
Kverkfjöll is the most remote place you can drive to in Iceland.