Vörðuskeggi

About the hike

The Hengill area is just a short walk from the suburbs of Reykjavík but is full of various delicacies for hikers. We are going to the highest peak in Hengill, Vörður-Skeggi itself, which is 805m high. The walking route there is quite steep, and in some places, you can feel a little scared of the air – but the trail is steep, safe, and relatively easy. The walk is about 5-6 hours with a short stop for a bath in the hot doctors in Innstadalur.


We will meet in the parking lot at Hellisheidi power plant at ten and then drive in a short tailgate walk to a gravel place at the mouth of Innstadalur, where you start.


From Vörða-Skeggja, there is a unique view to the north over Þingvallavatn, Ármannsfell, Skjaldbreið, and Hlöðufell and to the east, Hekla itself is visible along with Tindfjöll and Eyjafjallajökull. In the immediate vicinity are Vífilfell and Bláfjöll and to the west the capital as it lies together with Esja, Móskarðshnúkur, and Skálafell.

Duration

5 - 6 hours

Departure

Parking at Hellisheidi power plant at 10:00am

Level of Difficulty

Medium

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What to Bring

Hiking shoes and clothes (not cotton), waterproof clothing if the weather changes, walking sticks, ice tip, packed lunch and water.

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