Highest point
Elevation 2,110 metres (6,920 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,110 metres (6,920 ft)
Listing Ultra
Country high point
Coordinates 64°00′57″N 16°40′29″W / 64.01583°N 16.67472°W / 64.01583; -16.67472Coordinates: 64°00′57″N 16°40′29″W / 64.01583°N 16.67472°W / 64.01583; -16.67472[2]
Pronunciation Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈkvanːatalsˌn̥ʲuːkʏr]

Location in Iceland

Location Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Parent range Öræfajökull volcano

Hvannadalshnúkur or Hvannadalshnjúkur (pronounced [ˈkvanːatalsˌn̥ʲuːkʏr]) is a pyramidal peak on the northwestern rim of the summit crater of the Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland and is the highest point of the island.


An official measurement completed in August 2005 established the height of the mountain as 2,109.6 metres (6,921 ft)[3] (previously set as 2,119 m (6,952 ft)).[1]

The peak is part of the Vatnajökull National Park.

Access to the summit

The route to the top is a popular climb through numerous and frequently hidden crevasses, and, because of this, the climb calls for experienced mountain guides.


See also


  1. 1 2 "Hvannadalshnukur". Summitpost.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  2. "Europe: Atlantic Islands - Ultra Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 03-31-2012.
  3. "The highest mountain in Iceland re-measured" Vatnajokull.com Retrieved 2013-08-09.

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