King Of Icelandic Mountains

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4 - 5

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1,067

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1,067

m

20

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Mt Snæfell towering to 1,833 m, is the highest mountain in Iceland outside the glacier regions.

Even so, and despite the omnipresent snow, (Snæfell = "The Snow Mountain), it is fairly accessible from Snæfellsskáli hut.

While Snæfell boasts a splendor of its own, it offers a fabulous view, partly overlooking the oasis of Eyjabakkar.

Eyjabakkar is a choice habitat for geese.

Reindeer can frequently be spotted west of Snæfell, towards Hálsalón reservoir, in addition to other territories in the East Iceland highlands.