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Skessuhorn

Skessuhorn classic alpine climb

Borgarnes
12 hours
Demanding

Starting at 49.000 ISK

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  About the tour

Skessuhorn is one of the most fun mountains to climb close to Reykjavík. The north west ridge is a beautiful climb with an alpine feeling.

We start with one hour drive from Reykjavík heading north-west to the valley Skorradalur. When we get to the destination, we will go over the task for the day. When we are ready, we begin the approach to the base of Mt. Skessuhorn.
Approach takes from 3 to 4 hours over swamps, rocks and beautiful landscape. We have a few rivers to go over on the way, but they are small and usually not hard to pass.

Under the mountain we gear up for the climb and have some lunch. After a bite we’ll go over how to climb and how to use some of the climbing gear.

For the hard parts of the climb our guide will climb up 15-30meters and bring you up, so you are always climbing on top rope. Climbing the ridge takes from 2-3 hours and is one of the most fun ridges to climb in Iceland.

This is not a super difficult one but a fun one.
On the summit we grab some photos and enjoy the view before going back down. There are two options one the way back. we can hike back the normal hiking trail or rappel back down the ridge, our guide will take that decision and let you know.

When we are off the mountain we walk back to the car. After long day of hiking and climbing it's nice to get to the car and have some drinks.

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What's included?

Local guides, climbing gear, ropes, helmets,
carabiners harness.


  

Exclusions

You should bring:

Warm clothes,

rain gear; pants & jacket,

down-or primaloft jacket (can be nice on lunch brake),

good hiking boots,

hat & gloves,

backpack 20-30l,

food & water for the day,

sunglasses,

hiking poles.  

What do I need to bring?

You should bring:

Warm clothes,

rain gear; pants & jacket,

down-or primaloft jacket (can be nice on lunch brake),

good hiking boots,

hat & gloves,

backpack 20-30l,

food & water for the day,

sunglasses,

hiking poles.  

Itinerary

Day 1: How to get to Skessuhorn

Drive road numer 1 
before going into the town Borgarnes take a right turn or road 50 heading to the town Hvanneyri.

next take a nother right turn on the road 507 drive that road for 10-20minutes  after that time you see car markt North Ice

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