Hiking Trail

Loðmundur Mountain Mission

Guided Hike

Out of this world views


10 km


9 hours


600 m

Age limit

12 years


Operated by: Outsiders Iceland

Season: March-Oct

Private departures only:  Please send us a request at info@highlandbase.is

Transport: Meet your guide at the hotel. Arrange your own transport to access the hike departure site.

Elevation gain: 500-600 m

Gear included: Ice axe, crampons, helmet, harness

Skill & fitness level: Explorer. Good fitness required.

This tour is guided on a maximum 1:4 ratio, meaning one guide per four guests.


Loðmundur is the towering iconic north summit of Kerlingarfjöll mountain range, pyramidal in shape and a mountain all peak baggers should have on their list.

The hike itself is a challenging journey over a glacier and along high mountain ridges. Furthermore, to reach the top itself one must take on a steep but short scramble with the assistance of a rope.

Our professional guides will lead the way and secure the route with ropes and anchors.

This is not a hike for the faint of heart but the reward is a euphoric feeling of triumph and out of this world views.

This tour adapts to the current snow and ice conditions.

What to bring

Warm clothes and socks, wind- and waterproof jacket, sturdy boots, gloves, buff, hat, and sunglasses. Water, snacks, and a light lunch.