I can’t think of a better long weekend than trekking in remote wilderness areas with a group of good friends. In that vein, I recently went trekking in the Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Range, right in the middle of the Icelandic Highlands. What a weekend.
If you are into hiking in the wilderness, this is day tour is a fantastic option. You will drive from Egilsstaðir in the Eastfjords and then hike for 9–10 hours while enjoying the stunning scenery. This hike is truly a hidden gem!
Walking on a the largest glacier in Europe is a great adventure for everyone looking to get up-close and personal with the Icelandic nature. This one is a great tour accessible for everyone fit for an easy hike.
The Fimmvörðuháls Mountain Pass is a 23 km/13 m long hiking trail in South Iceland. It's a very popular trail, probably due to the gorgeous scenery along the way. Here's an inspiring and yet informative article about this unique hike.
There are several hiking routes around Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, and each has it’s own appeal. In Skaftafell you are guaranteed to have a memorable hike, and here are some of our favorite routes.
It is hard to find a more photogenic opportunity in Iceland than the insides of a stunning blue ice cave in the largest glacier in Europe. This is a great hiking and sightseeing combo adventure tour worth checking out.
Hvannadalshnjúkur is Iceland's tallest summit. The peak, which is 6900 feet high, is located in Vatnajökull Glacier in southeast Iceland. Climbing Hvannadalshnjúkur is challenging and a professional guide is needed.
The Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail is a around 15 miles long — it is possible to split the hike between two days or complete it in one day. In my opinion, this hike is ideal to experience the best of Iceland's nature.
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is one of the most remote places in Iceland, being located at the northernmost tip of the Westfjords. Hornstrandir's dramatic cliffs and raw beauty will take your breath away while you hike along the seaside.
Ever been on a glacier? If not, going on a glacier hike in Iceland is sort of a must-do. This experience features an easy glacier walk with an option for people to try out their ice-climbing skills with an expert guide.
Iceland's youngest volcano, Eldfell, was formed in a volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar Islands in the year 1973. A visit to Vestmannaeyjar, including this rather short hike up Mount Eldfell, is unforgettable.
Autumn leaves are not a common sight in Iceland, but there are a few great options. Most people go to Thingvellir, a national park rich in history and tourists, but the alternative is Heiðmörk which is closer to Reykjavik.
Having hiked to the top of Mt. Snæfell myself, I can assure you it is well worth the effort on a good day! If you are looking for a great guided hike up the mountain, this local-guided tour is your best option.
Thjofafoss Waterfall is absolutely beautiful, despite being relatively unknown. It is situated in remote mountainous landscape in South Iceland but it is well worth a detour. More info in this blog post.
This is the first detailed article I read about the Kjolur trail, which I'm going to hike later this summer. If you want to avoid the crowds on the Laugavegur trail, Kjolur is an excellent alternative.
Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, is located on the southeast corner of Iceland. If you want to give your roadtrip around Iceland an adventurous twist, you should make a stop at Vatnajökull and go take an unforgettable hike.
Hiking in Iceland is fantastic, but the conditions here might be different to what you're used to. Good preparation and the right gear is absolutely necessary, especially if you will be hiking on your own.
Seljavallalaug is the first swimming pool that was built in Iceland. The pool, which is located near Seljalandsfoss in South Iceland and filled with warm geothermal water, is still relatively undiscovered by tourists.