Þumall (The thumb) Alpine rock climbing

Duration - 2 days

Þumall is a sheer sided mountain that sits proudly against the southern edge of the mighty Vatnajokull icecap.
Getting there is a great adventure in itself which involves hiking through glacial carved valleys, scaling giant scree slopes, camping up high close to the ice cap and walking on a glacier. The rock climb isn't so easy either but the challenge is key and the views are of course second to none.


Day 1
Gear check and briefing
Hike through Morsárdalur and marvel at the many colours of Kjós
Ascend up Vestrameingil to our camping spot in Hnútudalur
Dinner, prep for the climb and bed

Day 2
Early start
Continue up to the Ice cap then traverse around the flank of the mountain to the western side.
Climb Þumall
rappel off the mountain
Hike back to camp
Pick up camp and hike back to Skaftafell.


These are two big days and being fairly fit is a necessity


It is good to have some climbing experience


An experienced guide
All technical gear
cooking equipment

Not Included

Food (can be arranged)
personal gear


The season runs from June into September
We cannot guarantee summiting

Please get in contact for more details and a gear list

Þumall - Alpine rock climbing