Andri Kristinsson
Andri Kristinsson
Iceland

Hiking and Trekking in Iceland

Iceland is a spectacular country for hiking and trekking. Whether you are looking for a short easy stroll near the capital, Reykjavik, or an off-the-beaten path adventure in remote areas, Iceland will not disappoint.

Recommendations

The options in Iceland for hiking and trekking are countless and you can even find multiple short few hour hikes within an hour from Reykjavik. In the countryside, we highly recommend looking into these few areas depending on what you are looking for: The Laugavegur trek (named by National Geographic as the top 20 treks in the world - page 3), Fimmvörðuháls hike, Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the Westfjords, Ásbyrgi Canyon and Skaftafell (Vatnajökull Glacier National Park). However, these are just a few of many excellent options to explore.

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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Hiking | Hobby Help
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5 Hikes in Iceland for Those Short on Time
Image - Hiking Inspiration: Kerlingarfjöll in the Highlands of Iceland
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Kerlingarfjöll Hike
Image - Highland Hikes in Kerlingarfjöll Mountains
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Hiking In Kerlingarfjöll
Image - Climbing Hvannadalshnjúkur – Iceland's Highest Peak
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Climbing Iceland's Highest Summit
Image - Volcano Hiking in Vestmannaeyjar Islands
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Image - Here's All You Need to Know about the Fimmvörðuháls Hike
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Fimmvörðuháls
Image - The Fimmvörðuháls Hiking Trail
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Image - Seljavallalaug: A Secret Geothermal Pool in South Iceland
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Seljavallalaug: The Ultra "Secret" Icelandic Geothermal Swimming Pool
Image - Hiking Hornstrandir in Rain and Fog
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The Nature Reserve
Image - Hike to the Second Highest Waterfall in Iceland
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Image - Thorsmork: The Hiker's Paradise
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Hiking In Iceland: How To Plan A Trip To Thorsmork
Image - Hiking Reykjavik's Most Famous Mountain
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Hiking up Mount Esja
Image - The Laugavegur Highland Trek: An Unforgettable Experience
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Iceland — The escapism and beauty of the Laugavegur hiking trail
Image - Winter Hike Near Thingvellir National Park
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Hiking in Icelandic Winter Wonderland
Image - Hiking and Puffin-Watching in Cape Ingolfshofdi
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Icelandic Road Trip – Puffins Puffins Everywhere!
Image - The Edge of the World: Hornstrandir, Iceland
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The Edge of the World: Hornstrandir
Image - Hiking Europe's Largest Glacier
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Hiking Europe's Largest Glacier
Image - Five Relatively Easy Winter Hikes Near Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 Hikes Near Reykjavik to do in the Winter
Image - Lónsöræfi, a Colorful Wilderness Area in Southeast Iceland
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Lónsöræfi
Image - Móskarðshnjúkar: An Outdoor Heaven Right in Reykjavik's Backyard
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Móskarðshnjúkar
Image - Laugavegur Trek; What You Need to Know
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How to Plan for the Laugavegur Trek in Iceland
Image - A Guide to Laugavegur Trek
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About the Laugavegur
Image - Hornstrandir - A Nature Reserve in the Westfjords, Iceland
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The Hornstrandir peninsula - Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Image - Photos and Overview of the Fimmvörðuháls Trek
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The Fimmvörðuháls Hiking Trail | Photos and Tips
Image - Glacier Hiking in Vatnajokull Glacier: What to Expect
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Winter Wonderland: Glacier Hiking In Vatnajökull
Image - Nine Hiking Trails in Ásbyrgi Canyon, North Iceland
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Ásbyrgi canyon travel guide: 9 Hiking trails at Ásbyrgi + Route from Ásbyrgi to Dettifoss