Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland

Prominence: 2110 m, 6923 ft

Elevation: 2110 meters, 6923 feet

True Isolation: 714.89 km, 444.21 mi
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)64° 0' 51'' N, 16° 40' 39'' W
64.014055, -16.677437 (Dec Deg)
418001 E 7099659 N, Zone 28 (UTM)
CountryIceland (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceSuðurland (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Hvannadalshnúkur:
     World Country High Points (Rank #120)
     Europe Country High Points (Rank #26)
     Core Europe Country High Points (Rank #23)
     Europe Island High Points above 1000 meters (Rank #5)
     1500-meter Prominence Peak with Ascents (Rank #93)
     World Island High Points above 2000 meters (Rank #63)
     Europe High Points - Comprehensive List (Rank #29)
     Europe High Points with Iberian Substitution (Rank #22)
     Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks (Rank #18)
     Iceland Peaks with 600 m of Prominence (Rank #1)
     Europe UN Member High Points (Rank #26)
     UN Member State High Points (Rank #111)
     Pre-1815 World Island High Points above 2000m [Historic] (Rank #62)
     Europe Peaks with 200 km of Isolation (Rank #12)
     Iceland Region High Points (Rank #1)
     Most Isolated Peak of Europe Countries (Rank #11)
     World Peaks with 300 km of Isolation (Rank #142)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Europe's High Points (McKeating, Crolla)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2006-07-22 by James Barlow
     2010-06-25 by Eric Gilbertson
     2013-07-09 by Andrej Gerber
     2014-05-24 by Mark McAllister
     2014-06-26 by James Kaufman
     2014-08-08 by Robert Garneau (Unsuccessful)
     2015-06-17 by Rich Jar (GPS Track)
     2016-05-15 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2016-05-30 by Sergiu Vijiala (Unsuccessful)
     2017-05-20 by Lars Holme
     2017-06-19 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2017-06-28 by Matthias Fieles

View ascents of peak by registered members (54 total)

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Hvannadalsnúkur, the icy top of Iceland (2006-07-22). Photo by James Barlow.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 2110 m/6923 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 2110 m/6923 ft
  Key Col: Atlantic Ocean    0 m/0 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 714.89 km/444.21 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 69.0008, -26.8383
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Borgtinderne  (NW)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Scandinavia-European Arctic
Range3: Norwegian Sea Islands
Range4: Iceland (Highest Point)
Range5: Vatnajökull (Highest Point)
Range6: Oraefajökull (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsIslands-Atlantic-Europe
Atlantic Ocean
IslandIceland (Highest Point)
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
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James Barlow atop Hvannadalsnúkur - on top of Iceland (2006-07-22). Photo by James Barlow.
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East face, seen from our way up to Snæbreid (2017-05-20). Photo by Lars Holme.
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