|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1891|
|First successful climber(s):||Frederick W.W. Howell, Pall Jonsson, Thorlakur Thorlaksson|
|Nearest major airport:||Reykjavik, Iceland|
|Convenient Center:||Sandfell or Skaftafell, Iceland|
Hvannadalshnukur is the highest mountain of Iceland, rising from the rim of an old, eroded volcanic crater, along with several other peaks of comparable height. Iceland's southern coast is just south of the mountain, as is the coastal highway, which simplifies the approach to Hvannadalshnukur. To the north of the mountain, Vatnajokull, Iceland's largest glacier, stretches across much of southeastern Iceland.