Hiking Trail

Ögmundur, Höttur and Rödull

A challenging journey

Conquer three summits


20 km


15 hours


Elevation gain: 400-1500m

Skill & fitness level: Challenging.

Season: June-Sept.

Highlights: Nedri-Hveradalir, Mænisjökull, Mænir, Kerlingarskyggnir, Hverabotn, Sléttaskard, Vondagil, Kerling, and Kerlingartindur.

Start point / end point: Parking lot at Nedri Hveradalir. This also covers the hike to Ásgardur, which is approximately 4 km.

Distance covered: 20 km overall. Approximately 6 km can be added to hike if passing through Hattarkluftir and Hraukaskard.

Total ascent: 400 m at Mænishringur and an additional 1100 m cumulative elevation from the signpost at Sléttaskard.

River ford crossings: Kerlingará river, if staying at Klakksskáli hut.

Lodging: Ásgarður and Klakkur


Summit three formidable mountains on a rigorous 20 km journey that crosses the Mænisjökull glacier and holds awe-inspiring panoramas of the Kerlingarfjöll wilderness.

What to bring

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


Don't embark on a solo summer hike without first consulting our safety checklist.