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Elevation 2,110 metres (6,920 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,110 metres (6,920 ft)
Listing Ultra
Country high point
Pronunciation Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈkvanːatalsˌn̥ʲuːkʏr]
Hvannadalshnúkur is located in Iceland
Location in Iceland
Location Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Range Öræfajökull volcano
Coordinates 64°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]

Hvannadalshnúkur or Hvannadalshnjúkur (pronounced [ˈkvanːatalsˌn̥ʲuːkʏr]) is a pyramidal peak on the northwestern rim of the summit crater of the Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland and is the highest point of the island. An official measurement completed in August 2005 established its height as 2,109.6 metres (6,921 ft)[3] (previously set as 2,119 m (6,952 ft)).[1]

The peak is part of the Vatnajökull National Park. The route to the top is a popular climb though numerous and frequently hidden crevasses, and, because of this, the climb calls for experienced mountain guides.


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  1. ^ a b "Hvannadalshnukur". Summitpost.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  2. ^ "Europe: Atlantic Islands - Ultra Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 03-31-2012.
  3. ^ "The highest mountain in Iceland re-measured" Vatnajokull.com Retrieved 2013-08-09.

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