Drive from hotel
Þríhyrningur (Thrihyrningur), (“the Three-Horned-Mountain”) lies within plain view of Hotel Rangá and is only about 15km distant. It is a monument in South Iceland and visible from great distances. It is a great mountain to ascend and hike up to the top. The hike takes about 3 hours for experienced hikers – when favorable conditions exist. The ground on the trail can be a bit loose during the ascent – why good hiking boots, a hiking cane and a decent water supply are a must. No one will be denied their ultimate satisfaction after reaching the top to view the stunning panoramic outlying landscape of South Iceland.
FAQ about Mt. Þríhyrningur
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It is believed that it was formed from a volcanic eruption under a glacier ~ 12.000 yrs ago.
No it is not, it has been extinct for thousands of years.
Yes it is possible to hike to the top on your own, there is a marked trail all the way up to the top. Bear in mind that weather in Iceland can change quite rapidly so make sure to have proper clothing and good hiking boots.
Distances from Mt. Þríhyrningur
It takes 30 min to drive from Hotel Rangá to the bottom of the mountain where you can park your car, a marked trail will guide you to the top of the mountain, it can take up to 2 hrs. to walk to the top.
It takes 1 hr. 40 min to drive from Reykjavík to the bottom of the mountain where you can park your car, a marked trail will guide you to the top of the mountain, it can take up to 2 hrs. to walk to the top.