The Kverkfjöll mountain range is a cluster of peaks formed by a large central volcano on the northern edge of the Vatnajökull ice cap. It is the third highest mountain range in Iceland after Öræfajökull and Bárðarbunga.
Kverkfjöll is an ideal destination for those who want to combine the experience of visiting Iceland's highlands and glaciers, not at least due to the interesting hiking routes of the area.
To the north of Kverkfjöll is Hvannalindir; a protected oasis and supposedly a former dwelling place of Iceland's best known outlaw, Fjalla-Eyvindur.
|Ranger station||Location (GPS coordinates)
||N64° 44,850 W16° 37,890
How to get there
Road F902 leads from Road F910 south to Kverkfjöll. Road F903 also connects F902 and F910 and goes by Hvannalindir.
No public transport is for Kverkfjöll, but a three-day package which includes a visit to Askja is available from Akureyri.
Rangers and hut wardens are based in Kverkfjöll during summer. A ranger is also based in Hvannalindir. Rangers and hut wardens provide travellers with necessary and useful information about the areas.
Shops and restaurants
The Touring Association of Fljótsdalshérað operates a hut (Sigurðarskáli) and a campsite in Kverkfjöll with access to WC and showers.
Rangers and hut wardens in Kverkfjöll organise walks to the geothermal area and the glacier. Visitors are welcome to join free of charge. A short walk is from the car park in Hvannalindir to the remains of the outlaw's dwellings.