Hrafntinnusker Mountain Range - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Hotel in Iceland

Hrafntinnusker Mountain Range

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Drive from hotel

3 hrs


4×4 Car



The English name of this 1128 m high mountain is The Obsidian Skerry. It is situated some distance east of the infamous volcano Hekla. It is accessible by 4WD vehicles from the north and south. On a fine day the view from the mountain is excellent. The surroundings of the mountain are a very colourful rhyolite area with many hot springs, steam vents, boiling mud pits and ice caves, where there is geothermal activity under the ice. During the winter months Hrafntinnusker is only accessible by Super Jeeps.

Facts about Hrafntinnusker

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Hrafntinnusker is a mountain in the Icelandic highlands, few hour hike from Landmannalaugar. It derives it name from the black glass rock, obsidian, that is formed when rhyolite magma cools down very fast in an eruption. 

Yes you can can in the summer in a 4×4 car. We do however recommend booking a guided tour with a local tour company. 

Distances to Hrafntinnusker

It takes approximately 3 hrs. to drive from Hotel Rangá to Hrafntinnusker. It is only accessible by super jeep. 

It takes approximately 4 hrs. to drive from Reykjavík to Hrafntinnusker. It is only accessible by super jeep. 

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