This mountain protrudes up to 1444 m
(4,765 feet) above sea level close to the central edge of the
glacier tongue Dyngjujokull. In 1950 a passenger plane of Icelandair,
a DC-6, crashed
on the northwestern corner of the glacier (Mt Bardarbunga;
2000m; 6,600 feet).
plane carried its crew, a few dogs and some cargo. There were no
fatal casualties and the rescue team from Akureyri set of from the
foot of this mountain to bring everyone back to
safety. Now there is a privately
owned hut at the northern foot of the mountain and
the jeep track passes a little further to the north
Scheduled buses operate on the Sprengisandur route during summer, and
regular sightseeing tours are operated from Lake Myvatn to Askja every
summer as well.
Hikers, who want to conquer the Gaesavotn route to the east, anlong
the northern edge of icecap Vatnajokull, set off from the Gaesavotn
crossing. The Kistufell area is otherwise only accessible by
robust 4wd vehicles, and river fording experience is totally necessary.
Dyngjuhals 25 km <Mt
Urdarhals 7 km.