Hiking in Iceland - Information

A Guide to 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

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 it 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. 




Hiking in Reykjadalur Valley Iceland


Top 5 Hiking Spots in Iceland

A list of the top 5 hiking spots in Iceland 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.