Andri Kristinsson
Andri Kristinsson
Iceland

Outdoor Adventures in Iceland

There’s a reason why so many international films and TV series are made in Iceland, the landscape is out of this world (think the moon...). With seemingly endless options for various types of outdoor adventures ranging from easy to extreme, you will have a blast.

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Iceland is full of adventures of all types, whether you’re looking to venture into your own or go with many of the guided tour options. A few common outdoor adventures people tend to enjoy in Iceland include: Glacier hiking, ice climbing, snowmobile trips, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), River Rafting, Volcano hiking, Heli-skiing, Snorkling between two continents, Scuba diving, speed-boat safaris, super-jeep tours to the highlands and so much more.

Image - Snorkeling and lava caving trip in Iceland
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Black and Blue: Snorkeling and lava caving
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Cuba: A Great Place To Go Scuba Diving
Image - All You Need to Know about Iceland's Swimming Pools
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How to Go Swimming in Iceland
Image - 5 Ideal Hikes Near Reykjavik City
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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 - 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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Fimmvörðuháls Hiking Trail – Iceland
Image - How to Hike Fimmvörðuháls without a Guide
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The Most Unique Hike in Iceland
Image - Itinerary: An Adventurous Long Weekend in Iceland
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Winter in Iceland: A 4 Day Itinerary
Image - 6 Extreme Things That Are Only Possible in Iceland
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6 Insane Things You Can Only Do in Iceland
Image - The Less Touristy Glacier Lagoon
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Fjallsarlon-Iceland's Other Glacier Lagoon
Image - Zodiac Boat Tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
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Photo Essay: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Boat Tour
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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I Hike For Waterfalls // Glymur, Iceland
Image - Thorsmork: The Hiker's Paradise
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Hiking In Iceland: How To Plan A Trip To Thorsmork
Image - What a Glacier Hike Tour in Iceland is Like
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Walking On Ice With An Iceland Glacier Tour
Image - Atlantic Salmon Fishing in Iceland; The Extreme Way
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Extreme Fly Fishing for Atlantic Salmon - Iceland
Image - Snowmobiling on Snæfellsjökull Glacier
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Snowmobiling in Iceland
Image - 7 Unusual Things to Do in Iceland
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How much can you do in Iceland for 7 days?
Image - Adventure Trips Near Reykjavik
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Five Mini Adventures Near Reykjavik
Image - A Winter Trip to Kvernufoss Waterfall in South Iceland
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A Snowy Visit to Kvernufoss
Image - Horseback Riding in the Icelandic Highlands
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Kjolur: Riding across Iceland
Image - Horseback Riding on the Magical Long Beaches of Iceland
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Riding the Long Beaches of Iceland
Image - A Guide to Iceland's Famous Black Beaches
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Black is the new white: beautiful black beaches of Iceland
Image - Dogsledding in Iceland
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Dogsledding in Iceland
Image - Do You Love Skiing? Top 5 Ski Areas in Iceland
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Top 5 Ski Areas in Iceland
Image - Here's Why You Should Visit Iceland in the Winter
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5 Reasons to Visit Iceland in the Winter
Image - The Edge of the World: Hornstrandir, Iceland
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The Edge of the World: Hornstrandir
Image - River rafting in East Glacial River
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Unique River Rafting Experience in Iceland with Viking Rafting
Image - One Month Cycling Journey Around Iceland
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The Travel Diary: Cycling through Iceland’s feral Fjords
Image - A Glacier Sightseeing Adventure
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Glacier Hunting in Iceland
Image - Sea Swimming in the North Atlantic Ocean
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Don't forget to breathe
Image - What You Should Know About Hiking in Iceland
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10 things you should know before going hiking in Iceland
Image - Horseback Riding Tour in Iceland
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Horseback riding in Iceland
Image - A Guide to Laugavegur Trek
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About the Laugavegur
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
Image - Scuba Diving Between Europe and America
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A neon dream: Scuba diving in Iceland