The Icelandic Touring Association (FÍ) has launched the “One Mountain Per Week” initiative, which includes a program with organized hikes to 52 mountains this year, one mountain every week.
Úlfarsfell. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“We will begin by combing all mountains in the Reykjavík area. Later in the year we will move on to the countryside and climb Hekla, Hvannadalshnjúkur and Snaefellsjökull. Herdubreid is up in the late summer,” managing director of FÍ Páll Gudmundsson told Morgunbladid.
Gudmundsson will guide all of the 52 hikes. Each tour will have a maximum of 52 hikers; if more hikers are interested in participating, new groups with a new guide will be made.
“Our idea is to encourage people to spend time outside and travel. One hike per week, which is two to four hours long, is a good lifestyle which we would like to raise the profile of,” Gudmundsson said.