Iceland offers various interesting hiking possibilities through scenic and varied landscapes with interesting flora and birdlife. We can plan anything from several-day hiking tours to short hikes that fit into our standard driving tours. Please let us know what you have in mind, and we will advise what would be most suitable and practical for you.
It is essential to wear appropriate clothing, shoes, and other equipment for the hike, terrain, and time of year. We will advise you accordingly.
Longer hiking tours
We can arrange guided tours of several days in various parts of the country. Some of the more remote areas do not facilitate assisted tours as there are no roads or cabins and are only for experienced strong hikers.
The most common arrangement is that we plan some short hikes of 1 to 4 hours, which are fitted into driving tours. A typical day might call for 3 to 4 hours of driving, several stops at interesting natural or historical sites, and one or more hikes of 1 to 4 hours’ duration. There are also possibilities of staying two or more nights at the same hotel and doing full-day hikes near the hotel. This is also possible when you are staying in Reykjavik as there are many exciting hiking routes near the capital, both on relatively flat land and mountains with considerable elevation.
We can offer you special tours to the highest peak of Iceland, Hvannadalshnjukur, alt. 2.110 meters (7.000 feet). This is a glacial peak in the Vatnajokull glacier, and we need special gear on the glacier, crampons, climbing belt, and ice ax, which we can provide, but experience is not essential. This, however, is a long and challenging climb, starting at sea level and only for strong climbers in good physical condition. These tours are only offered in May and the first half of June, weather permitting. We can also arrange easier summit tours, for example, on the Snaefellsjokull or Eyjafjallajokull glaciers or Volcano Hekla.