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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From $1,655
Laugavegur Trekking
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From $395
Hekla Adventure
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Image - Benoit Branger (3rd) at the finish line - Laugavegur, Ultra marathon
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Laugavegur Ultra Marathon
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From $224
Askja Day Tour
Image - Hiking Inspiration: Kerlingarfjöll in the Highlands of Iceland
Image - Hiking in Kerlingarjöll in Iceland
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Image - Highland Hikes in Kerlingarfjöll Mountains
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