A spectacular and breath-taking hike up Vörðufell. This is one of Iceland’s smaller mountains and is located near the Hvítá river. This is the same river that feeds into the famous Gullfoss waterfall in the Golden Circle.
Ever dreamed of hiking in the wilds of Iceland with a local guide who can give you a real insight into this enchanting country? Look no further than this hike up the little known peak Vörðufell. Situated near the Hvítá river in the Biskupstungur and Skeiðum municipalities, Vörðufell is a small peak reaching just over 350 metres above sea level. This mountain stands on the seismic belt between Hekla and Ölfuss, so on a clear day expect to see the infamous Hekla looming on the horizon. Our hike begins at the base of the mountain and then winds its way up to the summit. Along the way your guide will point out some interesting sights and tell some stories about the local area. Expect a few stops along the way for snack/water breaks. Upon reaching the summit you are greeted first by a gorgeous panorama of the Icelandic countryside as well as Úlfsvatn, a small fresh water lake on the summit with a surprising story behind it. Be sure to pack your camera!
The total distance covered by this hike is about 10km. The total duration of the hike is about 5-6 hours when starting in Reykholt.
This is a hiking tour. Participants need to be moderately fit and ready for 5-6 hours of outdoor activities. Weather can change swiftly in Iceland, please be prepared for an adventure.