Snæfell, a dormant volcano, is the highest freestanding mountain in Iceland – that is not enclosed in one of the major glaciers. The mountain was formed late in the last Ice Age, making it also the youngest volcano in East Iceland. When the weather is clear, Snæfell can be seen from a long distance and once on top of the 1833 m summit, the mountain offers magnificent views. It also offers excellent facilities for hikers with a mountain hut and accommodation at Laugarfell but the hike on the top is a relatively easy one. Not only is there a good chance to spot reindeer, but the sharp colors of rhyolite and bright green moss in the spring add to the experience.
HOW TO GET THERE
GPS: N64° 48′ 49.713″ W15° 35′ 38.869″