Routes on Hnappavellir

154 sport 28 trad 1 boulder

We like Hnappavellir

Premier rock climbing area in Iceland! Rock quality is good. The type of rock is old basalt. There are over a hundred bolted routes to choose among in this area. Something for everyone! Be prepared for low grades on hard climbs ;)

Activities on this crag


Climbing has been limited!

The climbing is on private farmland, and usage of the climbing area and facilities is therefore limited to climbers only! All maintenance and bolting is done by volunteers from Klifurfélag Reykjavíkur and ÍSALP, which means that in order to climb and camp at Hnappavellir, climbers are required to pay the annual bolt fund fee.
This fee applies for a whole year and can be payed at Klifurhúsið (climbing gym in Reykjavík), Café Vatnajökull or by online transfer:
Amount: 1500kr per person
Account: 0111-26-100404
Kennitala: 410302-3810

Driving is only permitted up to the campsite at Miðskjól, landowners have asked climbers not to drive the roads further west.