Mænir and Kerlingarskyggnir
Steaming valleys. Glacial peaks.
Skill & fitness level: Challenging.
Highlights: Hveradalir, Snorrahver, Hverabotn, Mænisjökull, and Mænisfönn.
Start point / end point: Parking lot at Nedri Hveradalir. This also covers the hike to Highland Base, approximately 4 km.
River ford crossings: No wading but crossing of bridges over Innri-Ásgardsá river at Nedri-Hveradalir.
Lodging: Highland Base
Moving from geothermal to glacial, this demanding 8-hour hike crosses steaming valleys and ascends to the snow-capped peaks of Mænis and Kerlingarskyggnir.
What to bring
Warm clothes and socks, wind- and waterproof jacket, sturdy boots, gloves, buff, hat, and sunglasses. Water, snacks, and a light lunch.