Andri Kristinsson
Andri Kristinsson

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.


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.

Image - Climbing Hvannadalshnjúkur – Iceland's Highest Peak
Image - Hiking Inspiration: Kerlingarfjöll in the Highlands of Iceland
Image - Highland Hikes in Kerlingarfjöll Mountains
Image - Here's All You Need to Know about the Fimmvörðuháls Hike
Image - How to Hike Fimmvörðuháls without a Guide
Image - Hiking Hornstrandir in Rain and Fog
Image - Hiking in Skaftafell National Park
Image - Hiking Reykjavik's Most Famous Mountain
Image - A Secret Waterfall in Winter Wonderland
Image - The Edge of the World: Hornstrandir, Iceland
Image - Hiking Europe's Largest Glacier
Image - Lónsöræfi, a Colorful Wilderness Area in Southeast Iceland
Image - Móskarðshnjúkar: An Outdoor Heaven Right in Reykjavik's Backyard
Image - A Guide to Laugavegur Trek
Image - Visiting Heiðmörk Woods in the Autumn
Image - How to hike Hornstrandir on your own without a guide
Image - The 5 best mountains to hike around Reykjavik