Trips to the top of Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur (aka Hvannadalshnúkur), have proven popular this year, according to Icelandic Mountain Guides. Hvannadalshnjúkur is a peak on Öræfajökull in South Iceland measuring 2,109 meters in height.
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“Trips up Hvannadalshnjúkur have gone well with a good turnout. We haven’t had any accidents in recent years as far as I remember,” head guide Ívar Finnbogason told mbl.is.
Ívar said that they have changed their rules on the number of hikers per guide. “Now we have one guide per six hikers whereas we used to have one per eight. That is too many if something happens.”
According to Ívar, Icelanders make up most of the hikers during winter while foreign tourists tend to make the trip during summer.