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Tourist Association hikes to Iceland’s highest peak

Over 100 hikers took part in the Icelandic Tourist Association’s (FÍ’s) annual Whitsun trip to Hvannadalshnjúkur, Iceland’s highest peak, on Saturday. The group was split between 13 guides, who led the hikers up the mountain slope.

Hvannadalshnjúkur was hidden behind low hanging clouds and snowfall caused poor visibility, but the hikers made it to the top anyway.

“It is incredible to have achieved this and I believe many other first-timers agree,” Erna B. Einarsdóttir, who hiked to Iceland’s highest peak for the first time on Saturday, told Fréttabladid.

This is the third time FÍ has organized a hike to Hvannadalshnjúkur during the Whitsun weekend. According to Einarsdóttir, more applied for the hike than in the last two years and the available spaces were taken by the beginning of April.

Hvannadalshnjúkur is located on the north-western rim of the Öraefajökull volcano on Vatnajökull glacier in southeast Iceland. The peak is 2,109.6 meters high.

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