Hvannadalshnjúkur

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Hvannadalshnjúkur (Hvannadalshnúkur)
Oraefajokull-Vatnajokull National Park.JPG
Highest point
Elevation2,110 metres (6,920 ft) [1]
Prominence2,110 metres (6,920 ft)
ListingUltra
Country high point
Coordinates64°00′57″N 16°40′29″W / 64.01583°N 16.67472°W / 64.01583; -16.67472Coordinates: 64°00′57″N 16°40′29″W / 64.01583°N 16.67472°W / 64.01583; -16.67472[2]
Geography
Hvannadalshnjúkur (Hvannadalshnúkur) is located in Iceland
Hvannadalshnjúkur (Hvannadalshnúkur)
Hvannadalshnjúkur (Hvannadalshnúkur)
Location in Iceland
LocationVatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Parent rangeÖræfajökull volcano

Hvannadalshnjúkur (pronounced [ˈkʰvannaˌtalsˌn̥juːkʏr̥, ˈxʷa-]) or Hvannadalshnúkur[a] [-ˌn̥uːkʏr̥] is a pyramidal peak on the northwestern rim of the summit crater of the Öræfajökull volcano in Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland. Its summit is the highest point in the country.

Geography[edit]

An official measurement completed in August 2005 established the height of the mountain as 2,109.6 metres (6,921 ft)[4] (previously set as 2,119 m (6,952 ft)).[1]

The peak is part of the Vatnajökull National Park.

Access to the summit[edit]

The route to the top is a popular climb through numerous and frequently hidden crevasses, and, because of this, the climb calls for experienced mountain guides.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Hnjúkur" is the more common spelling in the region where Hvannadalshnjúkur is, while "hnúkur" is the more common spelling in Reykjavík. Both are equally correct.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hvannadalshnukur". Summitpost.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  2. ^ "Europe: Atlantic Islands - Ultra Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 03-31-2012.
  3. ^ "Hvort er réttara að skrifa Kárahnúkar eða Kárahnjúkar og eins Hvannadalshnúkur eða Hvannadalshnjúkur?". Vísindavefurinn (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  4. ^ "The highest mountain in Iceland re-measured" Vatnajokull.com Retrieved 2013-08-09.

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