Ögmundur, Höttur and Rödull
A challenging journey
Conquer three summits
Elevation gain: 400-1500m
Skill & fitness level: Challenging.
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.