Information about Hvannadalshnúkur

Hvannadalshnúkur or Hvannadalshnjúkur is the highest peak of Öræfajökull volcanic glacier in Vatnajökull National Park and Iceland's highest peak. Its latest measurement finds it to be 2109 meters high.

The volcano had a massive eruption in 1362, destroying many farms and killing many people, and another less dramatic eruption in the year 1727. Today Öræfajökull is popular for hiking. You don't need much experience yourself as long as you are accompanied by seasoned guides, but the hike does require good stamina. As can be expected, the view from the top is astounding.

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