Mt. Snæfell Hiking Tour in East Iceland

Duration12 hours
Pickup OptionFree Pickup

If you are looking for a great guided hike up the mountain, this local-guided tour is your best option.

What to expect?

The beautiful 1833 meter (6014 ft) high Mt. Snæfell is the highest freestanding mountain in Iceland.

A great 8-9 hours hike. Fantastic view from the summit on a clear day. A relaxing time in geothermal pools with a view towards the „King of Icelandic mountains“, Mt. Snæfell. On a clear day half of Iceland can be seen from the summit!

Mt. Snaefell is an ancient volcano created rather late during the iceage. On this tour we climb the “normal” route on the west side of the mountain which is the most common. Whether you go on a regular day tour or a midnight tour, you'll experience the power of this mountain.

After a rewarding hike, we will end our day with a relaxing stop in the natural geothermal pools in Laugarfell on our way back.

Note: Reservation is necessary at least 4 days in advance during the winter and 2 days in advance during the summer. If you need pick up service to your hotel please advice when you reserve the tour. If you need to be picked up outside of Egilsstaðir please advice, additional charge may apply. Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour. Departure dates may vary depending on weather and road conditions.

  • Operated daily all year around depending on weather conditions
  • Duration: 11-12 hours total. Drive: 3 hrs. Hike: 8-9 hrs
  • Rated: Moderate/Challenging

What is included?

  • Transfer to and from Egilsstadir
  • English speaking local mountain guide
  • Use of crampons and hiking poles if needed
  • Access to the geothermal pools in Laugarfell
  • Not included:
    • Lunch and drinks.
    • Super Jeep transfer is not included in this rate. We will advice well in advance if use of super jeep is needed.

What do I need to bring?

  • Good hiking shoes, rain gear, warm clothes, backpack
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Don't forget your swimsuit and towel for the natural pools

Additional Details

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher for this experience to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation anytime prior to tour.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade works with selected local partners we trust to provide the highest standard of quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pickup from Egilsstadir in east Iceland
  • Approx 8-9 hour drive from Reykjavik