From Landmannalaugar to Bláhnúkur Mountain

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
377 m
Descent
377 m
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The hike to Bláhnúkur in good weather is a very recommendable tour in a dreamlike landscape.
Climbing Bláhnúkur offers many fantastic views of the colourful rhyolite mountains of the Fjallabak area. In the distance you can also see the three large glacier caps Vatnajökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull.

The path is easy to recognize as a trail but partly exposed.

Author’s recommendation

In the midsummer nights climb Bláhnúkur in the late evening. Then you are alone on the summit and experience a never ending sunset.
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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
Bláhnúkur, 943 m
Lowest point
Landmannalaugar, 590 m
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Start

Landmannalaugar (600 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
63.990947, -19.060126
UTM
27V 594903 7097449

Destination

Landmannalaugar

Public transport

Public transport friendly

There are daily buses to Landmannalaugar from Reykjavik and Höfn during the summer season.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Sturdy shoes, rainwear
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Yves Loris 
April 07, 2015 · Community
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