Hvannadalshnúkur

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Hvannadalshnúkur
Oraefajokull-Vatnajokull National Park.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 2,110 metres (6,920 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,110 metres (6,920 ft)
Listing Ultra
Country high point
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]
Naming
Pronunciation Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈkvanːatalsˌn̥ʲuːkʏr]
Geography
Hvannadalshnúkur is located in Iceland
Hvannadalshnúkur
Hvannadalshnúkur
Location in Iceland
Location Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Parent range Öræfajökull volcano

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 in Iceland.

Geography[edit]

An official measurement completed in August 2005 established the height of the mountain 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.

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.

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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. ^ "The highest mountain in Iceland re-measured" Vatnajokull.com Retrieved 2013-08-09.

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