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Anyone hiked in Iceland? Need help

Postby somethingrandom » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:43 am

Hey all-

I am headed to Iceland in a couple weeks and would love to get some amazing hiking/climbing in but the info is quite sparse.

It looks like there are a couple companies that do guided routes up Hvannadalshn├║kur (highest point) but the info, even on SP is limited to say the least and it looks like the main guide company charges a FORTUNE for it ($700-800USD for a day).

Anyone been climbing in the country or have any info on it you can share?

Thanks a ton!

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Re: Anyone hiked in Iceland? Need help

Postby teedublya » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:23 pm

It might be too early in the year for it but I thought the laugarvegur trek was pretty amazing. It goes from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork.

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Re: Anyone hiked in Iceland? Need help

Postby BenfromtheEast » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:41 pm

Hey Teedub, are you Tiger Woods? Just curious.

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Re: Anyone hiked in Iceland? Need help

Postby ules2025 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:52 pm

I've been to Iceland three times over the past few years. For Hvannadalshn├║kur, I've had good success with the Icelandic Mountain Guides. They charge about 27000 krona for a climb, which is cheaper than most. It's a difficult mountain to solo, given all the crevasses.

Check this out: http://www.mountainguides.is/DayTours/MountainClimbing/

I've done some cool hikes in the interior, near Askja. To get there, you can fly to Akureyri or take a bus/rental car along the Ring Road. AMAZING scenery! Not many people check out the eastern and interior parts of the island, so I would definitely recommend it.

You can PM me at ules2025@gmail.com, if you want to talk more.

best wishes!

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