Learn about wild and rare plants and animals, and soak in the hot springs along the way. This camping trek is simple and scenic, but it will allow you to maximize your time at this special destination. You can choose to travel with just a day pack , and you can opt for a guided or self-guided tour, depending on preference. This high-octane itinerary is perfect for active adventurers. It takes you through beautiful south Iceland.
Enjoy a farewell dinner as you end your Iceland hiking adventure. The south coast of Iceland is home to some of the most stunning and unique landscapes in the country. You can join a small group to explore the south, where you will find waterfalls, black sand beaches and Vik, a fishing village. The highlight of this tour, however, is a hike across the Solheimajokull Glacier which serves unparalleled views of Iceland’s landscapes.
Surprisingly, our accommodations are more than comfortable. The local cuisine will amaze you. We offer a range of hiking tours, both short day tours for beginners and longer hikes for the more experienced. All of our hiking tours include an English-speaking guide. We can advise you on clothing and equipment needed to each tour. Thingvellir (a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site) is also the place where Iceland’s representative assembly began open-air meetings in the year 930.
The Golden Circle is the route that connects all the major sights in southwest Iceland. Golden Circle day tours are organized by several companies in Reykjavik. The best thing about this Thorsmork hiking tour is that it was created with people above the age You will be hiking for between 2-6 hours per day. However, your guide will pick relatively easy trails that allow everyone to enjoy Iceland’s wilderness.
The heart of the Westfjords offers everything you need, including short hikes with breathtaking views, day trips into remote areas, and multi-day backpacking trips where you can camp away from it all. These hikes will make your time in Westfjords unforgettable. The lodges, mountain huts, and/or campgrounds where we base our Iceland hiking trips are all available.
- Follow your guide on a route past open crevasses and frozen ice-caves, and admire breathtaking views over the landscape beyond.
- If you come in the winter it’s a gorgeous place to spot the northern lights.
- The magnificent glacier tongue is full of deep crevasses and amazing ice formations.
- Hike Iceland’s most popular trail, Laugavegur Trail.
- Continue on foot to Isafjordur (capital of the Westfjords), which is located on a peninsula that extends into Skutulsfjordur.
Here we will join a tour that takes us through a tunnel into one of the largest glaciers in the nation, for a completely different view of our surroundings. A last soak in the hot springs, then a last hike to the second highest waterfall in Iceland is on the itinerary, before we complete our tour with the return to the capital city of Reykjavik. Travel by vehicle through the fjord-saturated landscapes of northwest Iceland bound for the town of Isafjordur. En route, stop for a short hike at Dynjandi waterfall –probably the most spectacular waterfall in the Westfjords. Its name is “thunderer” and it is made up of seven cascades, each with its own name. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Arnafjordur from the highest cascade, which some consider to be the most beautiful Westfjords waterfall.
Of all the outdoor activities outlined here, hiking is the most fundamental to an Iceland vacation. With its stunning landscapes, fresh air, and wide open spaces, Iceland is a hiking utopia. The country is also blessed with short, easy hikes and tour operators that will transport your luggage from one hut to the next. Enjoy a day in the magnificent Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Travel by boat to the large bay of Adalvik, site of the now abandoned settlement of Saebol.
Icelandic hiking tours are often a practical way to transport luggage and ease logistical headaches. Organized hiking groups tend to be small, laid-back, and fun, and you can keep to yourself when you want to. Iceland is a perfect destination for trail running as its mountainous and rugged landscapes and vast wilderness areas offer great diversity of paths to explore.
Aboard a comfortable coach with an in-bus audio guide available in 10 languages, travel to some of the south coast’s most arresting natural sights. Walk behind a waterfall and cross a portion of the glacier. Then, pass the small villages and fertile farmland that make up an area rich in Viking history.