Volcanoes of Iceland

Climb Volcanoes of Iceland With Alpine Ascents

  • Mt. Hekla
  • Training on Svínafellsjökull glacier
  • Hrútfellstindar
  • Eyjafjallajökull
  • Kristínartindar

Blessed with ravishing natural beauty, Iceland’s glaciated volcanoes, towering waterfalls, and verdant sprawling landscape have attracted explorers of the land and mind (famed Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Jules Verne, to name a few) since the days of early Vikings.

After our successful 2012 inaugural trip, followed by superb season, we added some more challenging climbs and training to the program for our 2014 expedition. Our 2023 trip met with high summit success. Certainly, the beauty of Iceland is enough to entice the traveler, but few climbers tackle the local peaks and venture onto the glaciers.

Alpine Ascents’ Volcanoes of Iceland expedition weaves moderate glaciated climbs with hiking and cultural visits into an enchanting nine-day journey. We will review climbing skills on our first glacier tour (Snæfellsjökull), making this trip appropriate for experienced and novice climbers alike. All climbs are day climbs and we will stay in hotels each night. We will have time to explore the countryside as well as the capital, Reykjavik.

*This trip is operated by our local partners in Iceland and has had rave reviews for nearly 15 years –

This was a great trip! In a magical, unspoiled, diverse landscape and is a must for all explorers. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, flexible, accommodating and always smiling. He handled the schedule wonderfully and was able to fit in a rafting tour which we all enjoyed! I would definitely recommend him as a host and mountain guide!

Our guide was superb. He had the personality, patience and calmness required to give clients reassurance that they are in good hands. His focus on safety was superb and his deep knowledge of the history and terrain of Iceland made the experience so much more interesting.

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