The highest peaks

Top five

Climbing the five tallest peaks of Kerlingarfjöll mountains in a challenging yet memorable weekend hiking adventure.

August 16-18

Five Peaks Hiking Weekend

This extraordinary trip takes us on an exciting and demanding hike across the sanctuary with the goal of conquering the area's tallest summits. Scheduled for the weekend of August 16-18, this adventure includes two meticulously planned days of hiking. On Saturday, we tackle the five highest peaks in Kerlingarfjöll, all listed among Iceland's top hundred highest mountains. These peaks include Loðmundur, Snót, Snækollur, Hverahnúkur, and Fannborg. Sunday's itinerary features a journey along the Mænishringur trail, potentially climbing Mænir/Ögmundur. We may even pay a visit to the iconic Kerling, the rock pillar that lends the mountains their name.

Participants can choose to join just the hikes or opt for a comprehensive package that includes accommodation, dining, and access to the Highland Baths, along with the hiking experience.


Here is the weekend itinerary. Note that activities at the hotel and dining options apply only to guests booking the weekend package with accommodation, dining, and extra services included.


  • 16:00 Check-in

  • 19:00 Dinner (self-arranged)

  • Introduction and preparation meeting (all participants)


  • 07:00-10:00 Breakfast

  • Departure for today‘s hike

  • 18:00-20:30 Dinner buffet

  • Highland Baths

  • Storytelling, complimentary drink, and stargazing if conditions permit


  • 07:00-10:00 Breakfast

  • Departure for today‘s hike

  • 12:00 Checkout

Please note that the schedule is subject to adjustments

Price and inclusions

Please note that guests have the option to book bus transportation for an additional fee. Contact the sales department to book a different type of room than the one specified here.

Hiking only

  • Price: ISK 32,500 per person

  • Inclusions:

    • Guided hiking by Outsiders

    • Introduction and preparation meeting on Friday evening

    • The trip spans two nights/three days, with arrivals expected in Kerlingarfjöll on Friday.

Weekend package

  • Price from ISK 121,700 per person

  • Inclusions:

    • Guided hiking by Outsiders

    • Introduction and preparation meeting on Friday evening

    • Accommodation for two nights at the hotel

    • Access to the Highland Baths

    • Breakfasts

    • Saturday evening buffet dinner

    • One packed lunch

Booking request


Participants are expected to come prepared with suitable hiking equipment, including poles, a lightweight backpack, and sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support. We also advise guests to dress according to the weather and conditions, bring a charged mobile phone, and carry water and light snacks.

The minimum participation for the trip is based on 10 booked participants. The trip is not confirmed unless this minimum participation is achieved.

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