Högnhöfði Hike

ISK 22.500

About the hike

Högnhöfði is a majestic mountain in the Golden circle route. Reaching up 1002 m, it is quite the challenge. The name implies the head of a male cat, and you can see the ears of the cat when looking in the west direction, standing on the peak of Högnhöfði. The terrain at Högnhöfði is unique, first hiking through a elevated slope and then lean prairie to the highest peak in the northeast.  We might just hike the small mountain Strokkur to get a better view over Brúarárskörð. Brúarárskörð is a great canyon between Högnhöfði and Rauðafell. The canyon is about 3-4 km long and the vertical drop from the start to the end is about 200 m (660ft) which puts it among the deepest canyons on Iceland. The river Búará, which originates in the canyon, cascades down the steep rocky surface

You can expect at least 6 hours hiking through different terrain and then we explore the beautiful Brúarárskörð on the way up. Bring water(2L), as we don´t pass any rivers, also snacks and lunch.

Bring proper hiking clothing, gloves and a hat just to make sure you don´t get cold. A camera, cause you will be amazed by the view we get. 

Duration

6 - 7 Hours

Departure

Daily from Reykjavík at 8:00 (am)

Level of Difficulty

Advanced

Miscelleneus 28 final

Hike Duration

15 km, from 256 to 1018m (1004m). Elevation: 762m.

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What to Bring

Hiking boots and clothing (not cotton), waterproof clothes in case the weather changes, snacks and water.

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