Eyjafjallajökull stretches 1,666meters above sea level and is one of the most beautiful glaciers in Iceland. This is a great opportunity to explore the high volcano and the beauty of Icelandic nature.
Starting from Seljavallalaug (the old swimming pool) we are going to give you some glacier gear that you need later. The hike starts by going up to the small mountain and following an old trek, mostly gravel, and moss. The beginning of the hike is steep but after every hill, there is a small flat place to rest. The best part about this hike is that you don’t need to bring a lot of water with you due to small water streams on the way. After 2-3hours we are at the base of the glacier, where we can eat some lunch and gear up for the ice. We put on harnesses, crampons, and rope up. From there we hike a good ice slope to the summit.
After this ice slope, we get to a flat glacier, on clear days you can see the caldera on the glacier. The true summit is Goðasteinn 1666m that takes us 30minutes to climb/hike. This is a nice place for some photos, have some food and water before the hike down. We are going to take the same trek back down to the car.
Eyjafjallajökull (English Island Mountain Glacier, is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland north of Skógar and west of Mýrdallsjökull The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,666 meters (5,417 ft). The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period most recently in 2010.
Drive on the mane road number 1 for a bout 1hour 30min from Reykjavík heading east. than the road 242 heading to Seljavallarlaug easy to find on google maps. :) you can also meet us at N1 gas station in Hvolsvöllur and follow us from there to Seljarvallarlaug.
Eyjafjallajökull is a great opportunity to explore the high volcano and the beauty of Icelandic nature.
Starting from seljavallarlaug ( old swimming pool) 11:00aclock we start by going up to the small mountain and folow a old trek to the base of the glacier. Before going on the glacier its nice to have some lunche and gear up fore the ice.From there its a good ice slope to the summit 1666m.
local glacier guide
bring food for the day :)
rain gear pants and jacket,
down or primaloft jacket (can be nice on lunch break)
good hiking boots
hat & gloves
food and water for the day.
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