Hiking & Ice climbing on Skessuhorn
Hiking & Ice climbing on Skessuhorn

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Advanced
  • Spoken languages
    English, Icelandic
  • Duration
    from 10 hrs to 12 hrs
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Leave the city behind and head northwest to the valley of Skorradalur for a beautiful day of hiking and climbing on the mountain.

Skessuhorn is one of the most fun climbs you can find outside of Reykjavík! The northwest ridge exposes an incredible landscape with an alpine feeling.

The adventure begins with a one hour drive from Reykjavík to the valley Skorradalur. Upon arriving at the mountain, your guide will go over safety precautions and how to properly use your climbing equipment. The approach will take from 2 to 3 ½ hours with your guide safely leading you the entire way. The trek is an adventurous one with a few rivers to cross, smaller rocks to ascend, and an incredible view from start to finish. Under the mountain, you will have some lunch and relax before the climb.

Climbing the ridge will take another 2 to 3 hours. The ridge is not difficult and should be a fun time! Once on the summit, you will take some photos and have a moment to enjoy the fresh mountain air and incredibly scenic views. The descent back to the car will take a total of 3 ½ hours. After a long day of hiking, you will have some refreshments and drive back to Reykjavík.

Cancellation policy: 
moderate
1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made

Offers

1Pick up from Reykjavík
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2Meet on location in Borgarnes
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Meeting point
Offer n° 1
Pick up from Reykjavík, to be determined
Offer n° 2
N1 gas station in Borgarnes: Borganes 310, Iceland
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