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Hiking Trips and Walking in Iceland

Incredibly varied and peaceful landscapes make Iceland the perfect venue for walking and hiking. With both gentle trails and wilderness tracks, Iceland’s great outdoors is just waiting to be explored on foot.

You can choose day hikes including easy walking trails, more strenuous uphill hikes and demanding mountain climbs, with a little bit of glacier hiking thrown in or opt for multi-day treks.

WALKING DAY TRIPS
One of the most popular walking day tours is the Hot Spring Hunt, walking in Reykjadalur ‘Steam Valley’, just 40 minutes from Reykjavík. A pleasant day out including around 3 hours of walking, you’ll also have time to bathe in the warm waters of a natural hot spring – very Icelandic!

You might also opt to climb to the top of arguably Iceland’s most famous volcano, on the Hekla Volcano Hike. Providing 7-8 hours of hiking, including 3-4 hours in the ascent, this is a challenging but highly rewarding day walking tour.


MULTI-DAY TREKS

Explore the real wilds of the country on a walking adventure in Iceland. One not to be missed is the famous Laugavegur trail amidst the colourful rhyolite mountains of Landmannalaugar.

In the footsteps of Elves - trekking and sightseeing trip in the east of Iceland.

Highlights of the Highlands the classic Iceland trek across 54 km of wilderness and packed with unbelievable scenery and experiences.

Details of both these treks will be available soon...


GLACIER HIKE DAY TRIPS
And don’t forget our collection of glacier hiking day trips from both Reykjavík and Skaftafell in the south east.

Blue Ice - glacier hiking and ice climbing introduction on Sólheimajökull glacier, operated from Reykjavik.

Snaefellsjokull Glacier Hike - this is essentially mountain climb to the summit of one of Iceland’s most iconic volcanic mountains, Snaellsjokull.

Glacier Grand Slam - from Skaftafell explore Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier combined with a boat trip on the glacial lagoon.