Volcanoes of Iceland - Mountaineering and Hiking
- Mt. Hekla
- Training on Svínafellsjökull glacier
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 an superb season in 2013, we added some more challenging climbs and training to the program for our 2014 expedition. Our 2016 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’ 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 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!
Mio & Lokey are expert mountaineers and extremely knowledgeable about the all aspects of leading climbing trips. They looked out for our safety and yet pushed us to levels we sought to achieve.
Excellent mountain hiking/climbing trip combined with visiting a ruggedly, beautiful place in the world. Our 11-person group (including the guides) blended well with one another and added to the overall value of the experience.