Mt. Skeggi hike
Mt. Hengill highest point
On this challenging hike you will reach the highest point of rocky volcano in the Hengill area.
Mt. Hengill is an active volcano but even though it has been dormant for about 2.000 years it’s an important source of energy for the south of Iceland. On the way to the top we ascend about 500 meters through rocky volcanic environment, steep and rocky valleys and and narrow rock sills above steep cliffs. The highest peak, Mt. Skeggi (805 m.), is a high hyaloclastite and diorite mountain and from the top there’s an amazing 360° view on a clear day, over Þingvellir Lake, Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, Langjökull glacier and Lambafellshraun lava fields. On the way down we follow flatters tracks, in valleys with moss, grass, gravel and geothermal hot springs.
The hike is physically challenging, mainly on paths/tracks less traveled.
Departure: Daily from May – October at 09:00 for minimum 2 persons
Tour duration: 8-9 hours
Requirements:: for experienced and/or physically fit hikers only – Demanding hike
Included: Pick up & drop off, English speaking local hike guide & picnic lunch
Bring & wear: Appropriate hiking/ outdoor clothing, waterproof outer layer, gloves, warm hat, backpack and a water. Hiking boots are vital.
– Local guides. The tour depends on availability
– The hike is demanding and only suitable for experienced hikers and/or persons very physically fit.
– Late season the availability highly depends on trail conditions