This ice face in the photo has completely melted away since the photo was taken in 1993. The frozen lake that the climbers are standing on did not exist until the 1980'. Air photos from 1970's show the area as a glacier. But the glacier is melting back very quickly. Nevertheless, the amazing Haihte range is a great place for fine Island mountaineering.
Activities include rock and ice climbing, and also skiing. The many spires make it seem like a small version of Patagonia.
Access to the range is difficult. The lower slopes of the range drop in cliffs on all sides, with only a few access points up to the glaciers. The routes that exist are prone to avalanche activity if the snow is not stable. Because it is close to the coast, there are many cloudy days (which is exactly why there are glaciers). There are also fierce winds in the area.