Guided Canyon Hiking Tour in East Iceland

Duration9 hours
Pickup OptionFree Pickup

If you are into hiking in the wilderness, this is day tour is a fantastic option. You will drive from Egilsstaðir in the Eastfjords and then hike for 9–10 hours while enjoying the stunning scenery. This hike is truly a hidden gem!

What to expect?

Canyon Hiking Tour On this tour we follow the riverbed throughout the Hafrahvammar canyon discovering this amazing place from a completely new angle. After the Kárahnúkar dam was completed in 2008 a new possibility for hiking opened. During a one month period the excess water in Hálslón reservoir overflows the Kárahnjúkar dam making the canyon inaccessible.

Please note that departure dates may vary depending on water level in Hálslón reservoir and weather conditions.

Operated: Daily from June 25 - October 31 Daily upon request.

Minimum in tour: 2 adults or minimum rate.

Duration: 9-10 hrs.
Drive: 3.5 hrs.
Hike: 5–6 hrs.
Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible.
Highlights: Amazing rock formations, caves, relaxation under a natural warm waterfall in Laugavalladalur.

What is included?

  • Transfer and English speaking guide
  • Use of crampons and hiking poles if needed
  • Not Included: Lunch and drinks.

What do I need to bring?

Good hiking shoes, rain gear, warm clothes, small backpack, drinks and snacks.

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy : Free cancellation prior to tour.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Free pick up and drop-off in town of Egilsstaðir.