Hvannadalshnukur

Elevation (feet): 6,952
Elevation (meters): 2,119
Continent: Europe
Country: Iceland
Range/Region: Iceland
Latitude: 64.0167
Longitude: -16.6833
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Volcanic status: Extinct
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.