Nína Þorkelsdóttir
Nína Þorkelsdóttir

Things to Do and See in the Icelandic Highlands

The Icelandic Highlands is one of the largest areas in Europe that's classified as "wilderness". Here's a selection of articles and tours worth checking out if you're headed for the Highlands.


The Highlands of Iceland offer lots of beautiful sights, hiking trails, geothermal bathing and sightseeing. Before you plan your trip to the Highlands, you should be aware that the roads in this region are usually closed during the wintertime and are not passable for small cars, even in the summer. The Highlands are completely rid of populated areas, which means that there are hardly any shops, gas stations or other services you might need during your trip. 

So my advice is to plan your journey carefully and do as much research as you can. Browsing through this selection of tours and articles is a great place to start!

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Þórsmörk - A Hiking Paradise
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About the Laugavegur Highland Trek
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Laugavegur Photography Tour
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Laugavegur Trekking
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Hekla Adventure
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Exploring Iceland’s Highlands: Landmannalaugar Day Tour
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Kerlingarfjöll Hike
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Hiking In Kerlingarfjöll
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Kjolur Trail: A Fantastic Alternative to the Laugavegur Trek
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The Laugavegur Trek: All the Information You Need
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