About the hike

 is a small mountain located just south and east of the White River next to Iða, which is the very same water running in Gullfoss waterfall. Vörðufell is a triangular shaped mountain and is located both in Biskupstungur and Skeiðum municipality. On the top of the mountain is a small lake, Úlfsvatn, where some Icelandic people tried to introduce arctic char but without any success. Its drainage is around a rugged rock, called Úlfsgil. The mountain is made of basalt and its sharpest corner is the northernmost. It stands on the seismic belt between Hekla and Ölfuss and has surely changed every time an earthquake has shaken the area.

We will begin the hike at the base of the mountain and then proceed to climb the full way up to the summit of 350 m. The total distance covered will be about 10 km.

What do we mean by snacks?

When hiking, especially in cold conditions, your energy needs double: Men: 5000 kcal / Women 4000 kcal
Eat at every break! As for energy bars – Snickers are the best! They are cheaper and usually taste better than proper energy bars. The caramel and chocolate give immediate energy while the nuts provide a good source of long-lasting energy.
Dark chocolate is another great option for an immediate energy boost. Don’t forget that chocolate also releases endorphins in your body which is a great mood booster too!


5 - 6 Hours


Pickup available or meet on location.

Level of Difficulty


Miscelleneus 28 final

Hike Duration

10 km


What to Bring

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

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