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Hiking in Iceland

All you need to know about the best treks and hikes in Iceland, popular trails, how to prepare and other fun facts.

Iceland is known for being rich with beautiful and diverse landscapes, the land of "Fire and Ice". Everything from volcanoes and sizzling hot springs to stunning white glaciers and roaring waterfalls can be found in Iceland. This makes Iceland a perfect choice for outdoor lovers and hiking enthusiasts. Whether you are still dreaming of your holiday or have already started preparing for your upcoming adventure, we have provided reading material to help you along. 


Thorsmork hiking trail sign

Best Hikes of Iceland

Exploring Iceland on foot is an extraordinary way to discover the greatness of its natural beauty and there are endless options for doing so. Read about Iceland's best hiking trails including Glymur, Mt. Esja, the Laugavegur trail, Þórsmörk - Fimmvörðuháls and Hvannadalshnjúkur, the highest peak of Iceland.



Laugavegur trail sign

The Laugavegur Trail

Read about Iceland's most famous hiking trail, the Laugavegur, starting in Landmannalaugar and ending in Þórsmörk. Along the way, you will find extreme contrasts in nature as you walk through fields of lava and obsidian, see volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs and multi-colored mountains. In this guide, we go through the trail step-by-step guiding you through the trail.





Hiking in Reykjadalur Valley Iceland

Top 5 Hiking Spots in Iceland

With its mythical panoramas and extreme geological formations, Iceland is home to some of the world’s most exciting hiking trails. We created a list of the top hiking routes to help hikers plan an unforgettable adventure trip to Iceland. Read about Iceland's top 5 hiking spots including the Icelandic Highlands, the Westfjords, Reykjanes Peninsula, Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the Reykjavik Area. 




Hiking in Landmannalaugar Iceland

How to Prepare for a Day Hike in Iceland

Going on a day hike in Iceland? Here is a guide to help you prepare. Everything you need to know about the weather, safety, necessary gear & equipment and much more. You don't have to travel far from the city to find mind-blowing hiking opportunities. Following our guide, you can avoid some unpleasant surprises and truly enjoy exploring Iceland's natural treasures. Prepare for the best day hike you've ever had!




Hiking in Thorsmork Iceland

How to Choose the Right Hike in Iceland

People have spent entire lifetimes in Iceland without getting bored of the landscapes and the hiking opportunities. The endless selection of fascinating attractions and natural wonders in this unique Nordic island country make it extremely difficult to choose when you are planning a limited stay. These tips from Iceland’s own experienced hikers should make choosing a lot easier.




How to prepare for backpacking in Iceland

How to Prepare for Backpacking in Iceland

Even experienced backpackers and hikers can find themselves in surprising situations whilst hiking in Iceland. Every wilderness is different. If you are experienced on one terrain that doesn’t mean that you will be fully prepared for the others. Let us help you to plan your backpacking trip to through the wilderness of Iceland.