Hiking & Trekking Tours

Whether you seek to explore a specific area for a few hours or spend several days travelling through the unfathomable beauty of Iceland's highlands, hiking tours provide the very best way of connecting with Iceland's natural world.

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Hiking & Trekking Tours

Whether you seek to explore a specific area for a few hours or spend several days travelling through the unfathomable beauty of Iceland's highlands, hiking tours provide the very best way of connecting with Iceland's natural world.
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9 Day Winter Package | Minibus Excursion of the Ring Road of Iceland

Embrace the Icelandic winter on this 9-day tour package, where you’ll see the most iconic sights of the island while sitting back and allowing the experts to plan the journey and drive the icy roads. This package, which includes a guided bus tour, will see you hunt for the Northern Lights while taking you along the South Coast and through the Eastfjords to the wonders of Lake Mývatn, and finally completing the full Ring Road of Iceland. This excursion is perfect for adventurous travellers that want to experience the wonderland that is Iceland in winter with ease and comfort. Your journey begins with an included pickup at the airport and an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon, after which you will be transported to the capital city, Reykjavík. You will then embark on a thoroughly planned journey around the island, starting with the Golden Circle, before reaching Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the remote Eastfjords, and Akureyri town. Your journey ends back in Reykjavík where you'll spend your final night in the land of ice and fire. You can make your Ring Road adventure more exciting by adding additional activities during the booking process, such as going horse riding, glacier hiking or visiting geothermal baths or an authentic ice cave.  Each day will end with a possible display of the magnificent phenomena that is the Northern Lights—although they can never be fully guaranteed, travelling around Iceland in winter provides the best chance of spotting their incredible and colourful display. This package includes all the comforts of a winter journey and takes you to some of the most famed highlights of the island, as well as lesser-known hidden gems off the beaten track. Don’t hesitate in booking your Iceland adventure now—check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
4 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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14 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & The Westfjords

Book this two-week tour of Iceland’s Ring Road and the Westfjords and experience the very the best that Iceland has to offer. Aside from the most popular areas in the country, you will zigzag through the remote regions, and see many charming, lesser-known locations most visitors do not get the chance to. You'll travel in full comfort, even in the remote and wild Westfjords, always with private facilities and breakfast included at your accommodation.  Many visitors come to Iceland to savour time in the fresh air and take in the magnificence of this country's landscapes without the crowds. Guide to Iceland will, therefore, provide you with a custom itinerary after you book, allowing you to escape back to nature and discover places most have never heard of. With accommodation in the best locations, you can enjoy Iceland to the fullest.  Not only this, but you will also see all the famous sights. This tour includes a trip around the Golden Circle, and a journey of the beautiful South Coast, to the Jökulsárlon glacier lagoon. This way, you get to experience a perfect blend of Iceland's most popular destinations, and its least known secrets.  You can add extra activities during booking so that you won't miss any fun during your stay. As you pass through the Golden Circle, you can stop to snorkel in Silfra fissure in Þingvellir national park. If you're captivated by the glaciers, you can take a hike up one, descend into an ice cave on another or snowmobile across their ancient ice. Or if you want to relax, you can book a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon spa. You can spin around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on a boat, or go sea angling or whale watching in the North. To take it easy, you can trail ride on an Icelandic horse or sail the coast in search of puffins. The opportunities are endless and if you book in combination with this tour, you can look forward to reduced costs than if you booked on the day. Reserve this trip now for a complete experience of the wonders of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
24 reviews

Duration:
14days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Landmannalaugar & Hekla Volcano Super Jeep Tour

Discover one of Iceland's natural gems, the Landmannalaugar geothermal area, on this luxurious super jeep tour. See stunning waterfalls and otherworldly crater lakes before taking a dip in a naturally heated pool. This tour shouldn’t be missed by anyone wanting to experience the best of Icelandic nature while travelling in comfort and style. Landmannalaugar is a vast area of unique beauty, located in the heart of Iceland’s southern highlands. Nestled between the jet-black Laugahraun lava field, Landmannalaugar is made up of windswept rhyolite mountains, a type of volcanic rock that creates a full spectrum of dazzling colour on the mountainside. Your adventure starts in Reykjavík, where you will be picked up in the morning by a super jeep. This large and luxurious vehicle is specially built to go off the beaten track, to areas not accessible by normal buses, so you will get an exclusive and unique experience as you traverse the highlands of Iceland. Your first stop of the day will be in Þjórsárdalur valley where you find Hjálparfoss waterfall. Situated in the lava field north of the stratovolcano Hekla, this is a twin cascade where two streams from the river Fossá, merge in the basin of the waterfall. Travelling from the beautiful waterfall, you’ll stop at two scenic lakes before you reach Landmannalaugar. The first lake is Ljótipollur, a crater lake with high edges in an unbelievable shade of red that contrast the azure blue water. The second is Frostaðavatn lake, a wide and beautiful lake popular among photographers around the world. The rhyolite mountains at Landmannalaugar appear in shades of red, pink, green and golden yellow, bestowing an otherworldly feel upon the whole area. You will get a chance to hike up one of the area’s many hiking trails before taking a dip in the naturally heated geothermal pool and relax after a day of travelling. Before you head back to the city, you will make a quick stop in Dómadalur valley where you will find the waterfall, Þjófafoss. You will be thankful for the superjeep as it is one of the few vehicles that can easily access the route to this gorgeous waterfall. You will also visit the magnificent volcano Hekla, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel the geothermal and volcanic landscapes of Iceland’s highlands. See areas not visited by many on this exclusive superjeep tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
51 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
All year
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Highland Day Tour | Departure from Akureyri

Immerse yourself in the wild Icelandic nature on this hiking tour of the rhyolitic mountains of Kerlingarfjöll in the highlands. Hike through the otherworldly landscapes, through geothermal valleys and up kaleidoscopic hills, and take a dip in a natural, warm hot spring. Those travelling to the northern town of Akureyri and want to spice up their holiday should not let this opportunity pass them by. On the morning of your tour, you’ll meet your guide in Akureyri and board a large 4x4 jeep. You will then be driven out of town and into the barren Icelandic highlands where a day of adventures and stunning natural beauty awaits you.  You’ll drive the rough road Kjölur that leads from Akureyri into the highlands. The 600-700 metre high mountain pass will take you past rivers, lakes and mountains, providing a bare and desolate scenery, reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic movie.  Your destinations, Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll, are located between the glaciers Langjökull in the west and Hofsjökull in the east. The geothermal area of Hveravellir is like an oasis situated between barren sands and mountains. It is dotted with colourful sinters, smoking fumaroles and a hot pool with warm sky-blue water.  You’ll get a chance to bathe in the warm, geothermal waters of the pool in Hveravellir. Both hot and cold water flow in the pool, creating the perfect bathing temperature. The experience is only heightened by the beautiful views of Kjalhraun lava field and Langjökull glacier.  On this tour, you will also get to visit the hidden gem of Kerlingarfjöll geothermal area, located in the centre of the highlands. You’ll hike through the untouched wilderness of the region, past hot springs and still pools, while colourful mountains of rhyolite rocks tower over you. Get to know the unique Icelandic nature on this exciting jeep tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.0
1 review

Duration:
12hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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5 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Northern Lights, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Discover the unforgettable, snowy landscapes of Iceland for yourself with this winter self-drive tour. Relax in the Blue Lagoon, see the Golden Circle and drive the South Coast all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you can visit an authentic ice cave, all in just five days. This tour is designed for those who desire the freedom to explore Iceland’s winter scene in their own time. Upon booking you’ll receive a personal itinerary, pointing you in the direction of interesting locations, but you are behind the wheel, so you decide where you go and how long you stay. There are no impatient tour guides rushing you from place to place, so you can take your time at each location, capturing the perfect photo of Gullfoss waterfall or watching the ocean waves crash upon the shore at Reynisfjara black sand beach. Your only set destinations are your accommodations each night, which have been arranged for you before the journey begins. If you want to spice up your holiday with an adventure or two, you can add on tours during the booking process where you ride around the countryside on the Icelandic horse or snorkel in crystal-clear glacial water. You will also have the option adding a snowmobiling tour on top of a glacier, visiting two ice caves, one of those is only accessible during the winter months, and soaking in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy the beautiful Icelandic nature in the winter with this 5-day self-drive tour. Visit the country’s most iconic attractions as the Northern Lights dance in the sky above. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
28 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Askja Caldera & Viti Crater | East Highlands Day Tour

Walk in the footsteps of the first men on the moon on the Askja Lunar tour. Leaving from Lake Mývatn, this incredible trip takes you into the desolate, rugged Highlands of Iceland, and incorporates visits to volcanoes, craters, a stunning nature reserve and a geothermally heated lake that you are invited to bask in. You will be picked up at Reykjahlíð in the Lake Mývatn area in the morning, in a four-wheel-drive bus. Once your group is aboard, you will begin your journey into the Highlands. This wilderness is unimaginably beautiful, and a sight very few are lucky enough to be able to see. It is advised to keep your camera in hand for the duration of your drive, for there will be many striking features en route that you will want to photograph. On your way to Askja, you will stop in the stretches of lava and black sands where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin prepared for the 1960s moon landing. The appeal of this region to NASA is instantly apparent; its bleak desolation gives you the feeling of walking on a different planet. The area, however, is not entirely lifeless; you will stop at the nature reserve Herðubreiðarlindir, which is an oasis of plants and birdlife maintained by freshwater springs through the old lava. This beautiful reserve has the incredible backdrop of the subglacial volcano Herðubreið, nicknamed the Queen of Iceland’s Mountains. At 1682 metres (5354 ft) tall, it is Iceland’s fifth tallest peak; covered in the glistening ice of Vatnajökull glacier. Following your time at the nature reserve, you will head over to the massive Askja Volcano. When it erupted in 1875, the amount of poisonous ash released into the air prompted a large exodus from the country. The force of this eruption blasted a new caldera inside the old one, and after the cooling period, this new basin filled with water. Now, you can see a stunning lake within the crater, 11 km squared and 220 metres (722 ft) deep.  You will walk right up to its rim, then to another nearby crater lake, called Víti, which translates to ‘hell’, but bathing in its milky blue geothermally heated waters is heaven. Once you are fully recharged from your refreshing bath, you will head back to the bus to return to Lake Mývatn, aiming to be back ten or eleven hours after departing. The incredible, desolate beauty of this tour promises to stay with you for life; you can return knowing you have seen landscapes and features most visitors to Iceland never have the chance to witness. So don’t hesitate any longer; immerse yourself in the beauty of the Highlands, and visit the mighty Askja Volcano. Check availability by choosing a date.
3.6
5 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Super Jeep Day Tour to Thorsmork Valley

Join an exciting Super Jeep tour to Þórsmörk Nature Reserve, a place so beautiful that its name means 'the Valley of Thor'. This family-friendly tour runs throughout the year and should not be missed by anyone looking to bask in the natural beauty of Iceland. Þórsmörk is an incredibly scenic valley in the heart of South Iceland, surrounded by majestic mountain ridges and filled with contrasting forests and lava fields. It is also nestled amongst three awe-inspiring glaciers: Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull. To reach this secluded valley, your guide will drive you down rough Highland F-roads and cross several un-bridged and gushing glacial rivers, making getting to Þórsmörk as much of an adventure as being there. Thankfully, the 4x4 Super Jeeps are fully equipped for such challenges. On your way to Þórsmörk, you stop by at the roots of Gígjökull outlet glacier to observe the effects of the terrible 2010 eruption from Eyjafjallajökull. This eruption stopped the air traffic around the whole of Europe and threatened surrounding farms with floods and ash. Your guides are locals with a burning passion for the Icelandic nature and absolutely love their job. They will make sure you are enjoying your day from pick-up to drop-off and provide you with fun stories and interesting facts from the area. Þórsmörk has a unique and special vibe that you will note as soon as you arrive; the surroundings look much like they have been pulled straight from the pages of Tolkien. As well as enjoying the amazing views from the car window, you make stops to snap photos and hike shorter trails. The longest hike on this tour is about 30 minutes, but note that there is the option of skipping it and, instead, driving a gorgeous trail from Langidalur valley over to Húsadalur valley. You follow a trail deep down into the magical valley.  You then meet another guide at the Volcano Huts, located in Húsadalur. From this location, which boasts beautiful views, you will enjoy a lovely meal, included in the price. Make your Iceland adventure an unforgettable experience! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
5 reviews

Duration:
6hours
Available:
All year
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Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour of Reykjavik | Main sights & Hidden Spots

Explore Reykjavík on your own, at your own pace, with complete flexibility so you can avoid the crowds on this self-guided audio tour. This is the perfect option for independent travellers who would like to go it alone while still enjoying the expert guidance of a local. The tour starts at arguably the most iconic sight in Reykjavik, Hallgrímskirkja, the main church visible from most points in the city, and ends on the opposite side of downtown Reykjavík by the Alþingi parliament building. Throughout your journey, you’ll be guided to many landmarks across town and provided with cultural and historical information about each point. The concept is simple; book this tour and you will receive an e-mail with all the instructions about how to download the app and redeem your tour voucher to get going. Once the tour is loaded on the app, there’s no need for the internet and the entire tour can be completed offline. You can download this tour well in advance and decide when to proceed at your leisure. This self-guided audio tour is available for both iPhone and Android. It has offline maps as well as GPS auto-play which means the tour plays audio automatically at exactly the location. Not only does your guide fill you in with information but also gives you directions. On the way, you will discover how Reykjavik went from a Viking village to a booming modern capital city. Do you wonder, why the houses are so brightly coloured? What is the main religion and why, and what is the meaning of certain statues around town? Let the guide's voice fill you in! The total walking distance is approximately 4km and takes about 1.5-2 hours without stopping. During the visit, we have also included a few local's recommendations on places to stop for coffee, beer or food. If you feel curious, pop into one of these establishments and simply resume the tour when you’re ready. If it starts raining: no problem, just pause the tour and resume it later. You have no limits! Book this great value and incredibly flexible tour experience and look forward to getting to know Reykjavík. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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The Waterfall Trail | Hiking Day Tour in East Iceland

Come along on a hiking tour in the wilderness of Iceland with this fun-filled day tour and see the impressive waterfalls found in the glacial river Jökulsá. This is the perfect tour for those visiting East Iceland and want to get to know the stunning Icelandic nature. This tour starts a short drive away from Egilsstaðir town in East Iceland. You could also request to be picked up from your accommodations in East Iceland for an additional price. You will meet your guide at the edge of Northern Europe's largest wilderness, right next to the Jökulsá river. This long river boasts around 15 waterfalls, large and small. In fact, no other river in Iceland has as many waterfalls. The river’s vertical drop is also, impressively, around 600 meters in only 30 kilometres Before the hike starts, you will experience the visually stunning Wilderness Exhibition, about life and travels in and around the wilderness. The exhibition is designed by artists, historians, and filmmakers to make you feel as if you are stepping right into the past and being immersed into the adventures of the wilderness.  After you go through the exhibition, you head outside with your experienced guide to get a feeling for the wilderness first hand. The trail takes you to the abandoned farm of Kleif, and soon after you will catch sight of the lowest of the waterfalls.  Those of you who are brave at heart can try your hand at winching themselves across the Jökulsá river in a renovated traditional cableway cart. These kind of carts were a vital mode of transportation across the river before road improvements made the remote farms more accessible, particularly in winter.  As you walk along the glacier river, the beautiful falls begin to appear one after the other. As you continue, you will follow a marked trail through the woods of native birch.  At last, the hike will take you to Laugarfell Highland Hostel. Once you reach the hostel, you can take a relaxing bath in an outside pool of warm geothermal spring water. Don't miss out on this chance to experience the East Iceland wilderness at it's very best.  Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9.5hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Hvannadalshnjukur | Hike Iceland's Highest Peak

Join this expedition for the unique opportunity to ascend the highest peak in Iceland. This tour is perfect for an experienced hiker who would like to climb past the clouds to experience Iceland from above without your feet leaving the ground. Standing at 2110-metres above sea level, Hvannadalshnjúkur is Iceland’s tallest elevation and it’s located on the glacier volcano, Öræfajökull which is a part of Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in Iceland. If you opt for a pick-up, your guide will collect you from your accommodation in Reykjavík and drive you along Iceland’s South Coast to base camp. You can choose to meet your guide on location, in which case, you will make your way to Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Once your group is gathered, there will be a short drive to Sandfell where you will begin your hike. The first leg of the journey will take you from 50-metres to approximately 1100-metres. This stretch is a gravel trail dotted with many glacial streams on the way, providing the opportunity to refill your water bottles with pure glacial water. After this journey across rocky terrain and mesmerising Icelandic nature, your group will make a stop once you meet the snow-line. At this point, you will break for some refreshments and take some photos of the countryside. Once you have taken in the views and eaten some food, it’s time to put on your glacier gear such as crampons, a harness, an ice axe and ropes. You will be shown how to safely use this gear and how to put it on or carry it. If there is heavy snow, you will also be provided with snowshoes. Your party will be connected by ropes with your guide leading at the front. Together, you will find a good pace and there will be multiple stops to rehydrate. On clear days, you will be able to marvel at astonishing views across Vatnajökull National Park. Once your party reaches the plateau of Öræfajökull, you will make a stop to eat some food and take a break. From this point, you will cross the plateau to make it to Hvannadalshnjúkur peak. The push to the summit is absolutely beautiful and your efforts will be paying off. The peak itself is littered with stunning crevasses, formed by the movement of the ice and your guide will point these out. At the summit, your group will take some time to revel in your achievement and enjoy the captivating views from the top. You will take the same route back down to the car and the total hike time is 10-14 hours. Climb the highest peak in Iceland for an adventure to remember and book this tour. Check availability by choosing a date.  
5.0
1 review

Duration:
1day
Available:
May. - Jul.
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Snaefellsjokull Glacier Hike

Put on your hiking boots and join this wonderful hike on one of the most beautiful peaks in Iceland, Snæfellsjökull glacier. This tour is perfect for those who would like to spend a day hiking a famous mountain under the supervision of a local expert guide. Snæfellsjökull is located on Snæfellsnes peninsula in the West of Iceland; it is a glacier-covered volcano that rises 1446-metres above sea level. This glacier summit is one of the most beautiful peaks in Iceland with stunning views over the peninsula and on clear days, towards Reykjavík and the Westfjords. If you opted for a paid pick-up from Reykjavík, you will be collected from your accommodation at the stated time. Otherwise, you can make your own way to the town of Arnarstapi to meet your group. The hike from the base of the glacier to the summit takes about 5-6-hours. Starting from the road, your party will hike through rock and gravel paths for approximately 1-hour to get to the base of the glacier. At this point, there will be a break to put on glacier gear which includes crampons, a harness, an ice axe and ropes. Your guides will show you how each element works as well as how to use your equipment. It’s also an excellent spot for some snacks and refreshments. You will then hike for about 3 hours to reach the summit of Snæfellsjökull. On your way up, you will also see different glacial features such as crevasses which your guide will point out and explain. The hike is not challenging but some physical activity is required so its suitable for most people. At the 1400-metre mark, most people consider it a comfortable spot to take a break and appreciate the view before descending back down the mountain. It is, however, possible to complete the 1446-metres to the top of the mountain should the group be eager to do so with the help of ropes as the slope to the summit is very steep. At either mark, there will be a break to eat lunch and to take in the astonishing views. You will follow the same trail back down which usually take 1-2-hours to get back to the base where you will remove your glacier gear and head back to the car. Climb one of Iceland's most beautiful yet, accessible peaks on this exciting glacier hike tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Hiking with Elves | Borgarfjordur Eystri 5-Day Trekking Tour

Explore the remote east and join us on this 5-day hiking and trekking tour in Borgafjörður eystri fjord, east Iceland. This area is renowned for its gorgeous landscapes and serene atmosphere, due to its remote location.  Colourful, imposing mountains slope down to the magnificent coastline, giving the vicinity of Borgarfjörður a natural beauty that makes many people consider it as one of the country´s prettiest areas. Bird watching is a frequent pastime on these routes, and side-tracks will take you to now-abandoned inlets that tell us the story of a past far removed from mobile phones and Google data. You'll join local guides and be part of local living in a small fishing village. If you love coastal walks and mountain atmosphere, then this is your dream tour. The trails in this hiking paradise include incredible day hikes such as Stórurð, Brúnavík and Breiðuvík. Borgarfjörður eystri is also a spiritual place to visit, and the area known for folklore and stories of the Hidden People, and the strength of Vættir, the spirits of the land.  Each day you will be offered a hike, varying in length, but usually between five to seven hours.  The tempo will be relaxed, as the plan is not to be home early, but to enjoy the journey, and stop in different places to learn about the history and nature of the surroundings. Each day offers a new path, ranging from mountain roads to coastal walks, and each trail is tailored with heavy input from local farmers, making sure no hidden gem goes unvisited.  Throughout your tour, you will be staying in Álfheimar Country Hotel, where you can relax in the evenings, and enjoy a true country atmosphere, and enjoy local culinary treats in the tiny on-site restaurant. Don't let this fantastic opportunity to get in touch with nature pass you by. Come and hike in the solitude of Borgarfjörður eystri. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
5days
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Nupsstadaskogur to Skaftafell | 5-Day Trekking Tour in the Highlands

Join us on one of the great classic treks of Iceland. The tour offers some of Iceland's most unique landscapes on a trail not frequented by many. The trail takes you on a remarkable journey along the canyons of Núpsá river, over the Skeiðarárjökull glacier and to the gorgeous Norðurdalur valley. The path will also take you across the beautiful Skaftafell Mountains, over to Morsárdalur glacier valley and into Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. Your adventure begins early in Reykjavík where you will meet your guide at BSI Bus Terminal and be transported to the beautiful Núpsstaðaskógur Valley. Here, you will start your hike into the canyon toward the unique twin waterfalls Tvílitihylur. You will put up camp in the canyon for the night. On the second day, you will ascend out of the canyon and onto the plains of Sléttur. Some of today's highlights are epic rock walls that reach up to 200 meters, otherworldly lava fields and fantastic glacier views of Skeiðarárjökull glacier.  Your third day is glacier crossing day, where you will strap on your crampons and traverse Skeiðarárjökull glacier - a 10 km long glacier walk. When you reach solid ground in the Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, you're in probably the most impressive camping spot of the whole country, with panoramic views over several outlet glaciers and glacial lagoons with floating icebergs. This is where you will set camp for the night. Day four takes you to the beautiful Arctic birch forest of Bæjarstaðaskógur, with amazing views on the way there over colourful rhyolite mountains, as well as Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland's highest mountain. Finally, on day five, you will explore the Skaftafell area further before catching the bus back to Reykjavík.  Book this all-inclusive trip now while spots are still available, and experience Icelandic nature in a unique, immersive way. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5days1hour
Available:
Jul. - Dec.
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Magical Fjords & Mountains | 3-Day Hiking in East Iceland

Get away from the city life and escape to the Wilderness. This three-day east Iceland hiking tour, led by local guides, will turn your travel into veritable highlands experience. It is not only a hiking tour but a way to get to know a little about local living in a fishing village of only about one hundred inhabitants. This hiking tour is an active and unique experience with each day full of new adventures, and evenings of local cooking at Álfheimar Country Hotel. No dormitories or wet clothes, just warm and nice rooms and local hospitality. In this tour you'll get a taste of local living, getting closer to the roots of the people that inhabit one of the most rural areas of Iceland - the Eastfjords. This isolated region is considered to be the central province of the Hidden People, or the elves. Their queen resides in her fortress Álfaborg, just beside the village of Bakkagerði. The imposing Borgarfjörður Eystri mountains display the entire colour spectrum of volcanic rhyolite deposits. At their feet lies the ocean, with crashing waves and hordes of seabirds calling – a truly stunning location to visit. You will get to know local people in their homes and learn about their traditions and way of life while enjoying their hospitality, the fresh local food and their knowledge of the area. Come and listen to stories, explore nature, share the Icelandic passion for life and the land – and feel that you have become a part of it all. Grab your backpack and come along to experience nature at its purest. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3days1hour
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Days of Darkness | 5 Day Winter Experience in East Iceland

This 5-day tour offers an authentic experience where nature meets with history and local culture. Enjoy the adventurous interactive exhibitions and hot springs, sleep in a museum, taste local delicacy and explore the wilderness with experienced guides.  This tour will take you to the stunning Hengifoss waterfall, the most recognised attraction in East Iceland and during the hike you get the added benefit of seeing Litlanesfoss waterfall, surrounded by impressive basalt pillars. We will also search for the serpent monster living in lake Lagarfljót.  At the Wilderness Center, the innermost farm of the valley, you will sleep in a museum and enjoy the meticulously crafted exhibitions that stretches through every nook and cranny of the premises, indoors and outdoors. The exhibition tells the story of life and travel in and next to Northern Europe’s most extensive wilderness.  You will see impressive canyons, deserted highland plains, many beautiful waterfalls, and towering mountains. At Laugarfell highland hostel you will spend a night as well as enjoying their natural hot springs and listen to the adventures of past explorers of the wilderness.  The tour has a great blend of adventure and culture. We will take you to Valþjófsstaður local church where we see an old silent film about the famous outlaw; Fjalla-Eyvindur, or Eyvindur of the Mountains. Afterwards, we hike to the abandoned farm of Kleif, and those who are adventurous at heart can experience the thrill of crossing a 50-meter-wide river canyon in a renovated cable ferry.  During the entire tour, you will be enjoying locally sourced food and traditional Icelandic meals and snacks. On the 4th day, there will be a feast where locals and guests come together and prepare food from local ingredients and talk about Icelandic food traditions.  On the last day the journey takes you to Akureyri visiting Möðrudalur highland farm. On the way, you will be treated to a view of the stunning Queen of the Icelandic mountains; Mt Herðubreið. Before reaching Akureyri, we also stop at Lake Mývatn and take a dip in the Geothermal Nature Baths and lastly stopping at Goðafoss waterfall. 

Duration:
5days
Available:
Oct. - Nov.
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Guided Hike to Mt. Esjan | Swimming, Dinner & Drinks

Take one of Iceland’s most beloved and popular hiking trails up Mount Esjan with this wonderful guided tour, complete with a trip to a geothermal pool and a two-course dinner at the end. This trip is perfect for those who want to get right into Icelandic nature without spending hours travelling in a car or bus, and those looking for that little something extra special. The tour begins when you are picked up from Reykjavík and driven thirty minutes along a scenic route, north to the base of the trail up Mount Esjan. Immediately, you will see why this route is so popular among hikers: as soon as you set out, you will encounter fields of wildflowers, thickets of birch, and sparkling brooks. Because of the many streams running down the mountain’s slopes, you need only bring an empty bottle with you; the water is clean and perfectly drinkable, like much of the running water throughout Iceland. The walk to the highest point of your hike and back will take approximately one and a half hours. The point you will turn at is a massive boulder named ‘Steinn’ (which translates directly from ‘stone’), and if the weather is clear from here, you will be able to enjoy some fantastic views. The capital city of Reykjavík will gleam across Faxaflói Bay, and behind that, the Blue Mountains are gathered. In particularly good weather, you’ll also be able to see the length of the Reykjanes Peninsula, with its rows of cone-shaped volcanoes. After your descent, the best way to reward yourself is to bathe in some hot springs, which can be found at the pool Lágafellslaug nearby. Your guides will take you here to let you melt your troubles away in geothermally heated waters, before whisking you back to a premium restaurant in Reykjavík for a two-course dinner, which will include beer-tasting. Both the entry to the pools and the meals are included in the ticket price. Don’t miss this unique and rewarding opportunity to enjoy the nature, pools and cuisine of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5hours
Available:
Feb. - Sep.
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The Abandoned Farm Hike | East Iceland Highland Exploration

Treat yourself to an experience unlike any other with this beautiful and unique hike through the spectacular, remote nature of the east Icelandic highlands. This excursion should not be missed by any in the area who are passionate about this country’s nature or history. The tour begins at the Wilderness Centre, a little-known retreat on the cusp of the magnificent highlands in east Iceland, not far from the region’s capital, Egilsstaðir. Here, you will meet friendly, experienced guides, who know the area’s history, culture and folklore inside and out. While on the site, you will also have a chance to meet the resident farm animals. From the Wilderness Centre, you will set out into the beautiful nature, best known for its canyons, geology, flora and river systems. You will be walking in the direction of a long-abandoned farm, called Kleif, and will hear a range of funny stories and rumours about the previous residents. When you get there, be provided with a rejuvenating mug of hot chocolate or coffee. After Kleif, you will have the opportunity for some adrenaline-pumping adventure. Across the Jökulsá river canyon, there is a historical ‘cableway-cart’ that you can winch yourself across the river on. This is entirely optional, but a thrilling way to feel like an Icelander of old for those not too afraid of heights or water. All in all, the hike will last from three to four hours, and at its conclusion, you will return to the Wilderness Centre. While here, you are welcome to check out the restaurant, which serves delicious traditional foods and visit the on-site exhibition about life in the Icelandic highlands over the past millennium. Don’t miss this authentic look into Iceland’s nature and history, and book this amazing tour in the remotest regions of the east. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Game of Thrones Discount Bundle | Glacier Hike & Ice Cave or Boat Ride on Jokulsarlon

Discover the land North of the Wall with these 3 in 1 bundle tours where you’ll visit the major filming locations of the HBO series Game of Thrones. Walk the rocky path leading to the entrance to the Eyrie at Þingvellir National Park, see the black sand beach on the South Coast which served as Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, visit Jon Snow and Ygritte’s love cave in Lake Mývatn, and see the mountain like an arrowhead on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. If that’s not enough, this bundle tour also allows you to hike across the vast ice cap of Sólheimajökull glacier, and, depending on the season, either sail amongst the giant icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon or visit an authentic ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park. This combination of three different tours is perfect for all fans of the Game of Thrones saga looking pack their time in Iceland with breathtaking nature, and by booking these tours in one go, you’ll receive a 10% discount. The first tour will take you on a three-day journey of the Golden Circle and the South Coast where you will stay at comfortable countryside accommodations. You will then return to your own accommodation in Reykjavík where a full-day excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula awaits you the next day. Then, you’ll end your exploration of Westeros by flying across the country to spend the day discovering the many attractions near Lake Mývatn. Get the complete Game of Thrones experience with these 3 in 1 discount bundle tours and go “set-jetting” in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
6 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
May. - Mar.
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Super Jeep, Glacier Hike & Ice Cave Tour | Departure from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Add an exciting twist to your winter holiday with this action-packed tour where you’ll jump aboard a super jeep to travel up Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, for a glacier hike followed by a visit to an authentic ice cave. Those looking for a unique and rare experience in Iceland need to look no further.  A stop at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is a must when travelling the famed South Coast of Iceland. It is a stunning location where enormous icebergs which have fallen off the nearby Vatnajökull glacier, float on an aquamarine lagoon. It is here where you will meet your guides for today’s adventure.  By the glacier lagoon, you will board a large vehicle known as a super jeep. These cars have been custom built to handle Iceland’s rough terrain. Your guide will take you up the slopes of Vatnajökull glacier, through a beautiful world of ice and snow.  After some time in the super jeep, it is time to strap on crampons, leave the car behind and start the 1.5-hour glacier hike. You’ll be lead through the frosty wilderness of the glacier, past breathtaking ice formations and moulins while the guide tells you all about glaciers, from how they are formed to how they constantly change. Please note that the difficulty level for this tour is set to 'moderate' as the hike to and from the cave is quite long. You will then reach the entrance to the ice cave, here you will be given plenty of time to explore and photograph this stunning natural feature. Inside the cave, you’ll find walls of sapphire blue filled with millions of tiny bubbles from air frozen inside the ice, and strange ice sculptures, formed by the changing of the seasons.  Come along on this fantastic tour where you’ll ride a super jeep, hike up a glacier and explore inside a blue ice cave on top of Vatnajökull glacier. Book now to secure your spot on this great adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
8 reviews

Duration:
6hours
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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Eyjafjallajokull Hike | Climb a Volcano & a Glacier

Get your boots on and get ready to experience the raw and natural beauty of the Icelandic countryside hiking up this famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. Perfect for those who would prefer to escape the crowds of the popular South Coast as well challenge yourself with a glacial hike.  Ejyafjallajökull is known the world over since 2010 when the sub-glacial volcano erupted melting its ice cap flooding the countryside as well as throwing volcanic ash skywards, leading to the closure of much European airspace. Your hike will begin at Seljavallalaug which happens to be one of the oldest pools in Iceland. From there, you will follow a time-beaten footpath up Lambafelsheiði, or "sheep mountain" which will lead you to a small stream. This is a perfect location for your first break where you can sample wild Icelandic water from the stream and some traditional dried fish kindly provided by your guide. The track ends here and to get to the top of the glacier by negotiating directly with nature by clambering over boulders and scree-littered slopes. Before you get onto the glacier itself, there will be a lunch break as you have most likely already worked up quite the appetite. You will be introduced to your glacier hiking equipment and guided in technique for the final push to the summit.  As you reach the summit, be prepared for break-taking 360°views of the South Coast and Þórsmörk valley in the Highlands. On clear days you might be able to spot the rugged Westman islands, an archipelago not far off the coast. Once you have immortalised the beautiful landscape with your camera, it will be time to begin the descent along the same path. At the bottom of the mountain, you have a visit to the swimming pool to look forward too. Rest your muscles and relax in Seljavallalaug while taking in the magnificent surroundings. You will once again be treated to traditional Icelandic snacks for an authentic taste of culture. All of the guides are local Icelanders with many years of experience in the mountains. Don't miss your chance to summit a volcano and a glacier at the same time while enjoying the simplicity of a small group and expert guide. Book this tour now to conquer Eyjafjalljökull even if you can't say it. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
Mar. - Aug.
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Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike

Join this adventure tour where you will experience all fantastic features of a glacier; you will hike up a glacier tongue of Vatnajökull, where you'll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the blue ice cave. This is the perfect opportunity for those travelling on the South Coast and want to spice up their Icelandic holiday. Meet your experienced glacier guide at the Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center. Skaftafell is a beautiful nature reserve in south-east Iceland, filled with spectacular natural wonder. You will explore one of these wonders today in an outlet glacier or the larger Vatnajökull.  Your friendly guide will give you the equipment needed to scale the glacier, such as crampons and a helmet. Don't worry if you've never been glacier hiking before; the guide will show you the ropes. You will then be taken to the roots of the ice cap so you can begin your excursion. Vatnajökull is not only Europe's largest glacier, but it is also home of the highest mountain range in Iceland and the tallest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnúkur. During the glacier walk, you will be exploring breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how glaciers are formed and how they constantly change.  The most breathtaking feature you will see today will undoubtedly be the naturally formed ice cave. You will be able to walk inside this dazzling structure to see the fantastic blue ice found within. Remember to bring your camera along on this tour; you will surely want to capture this moment on film. Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for an incredible journey up and inside a glacier with this fantastic Ice Caving and Glacier Hiking tour in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Book now to secure your spot. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.1
24 reviews

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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3 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | Game of Thrones Locations: Golden Circle, South Coast & Myvatn

Take advantage of this fantastic tour bundle where you'll visit some of Iceland's best-loved and stunning attractions which have also been featured in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. You will visit Iceland's most travelled route, the Golden Circle where you will recognise the filming location for the pass to The Eyrie, as well as experiencing the South Coast where you will have the opportunity to hike on an actual glacier like a wildling. Finally, you will be whisked away Beyond the Wall to Iceland's northern capital Akureyri for a day visiting striking locations at Lake Mývatn, many of which also feature in the TV show. This is a combo of three different tours, taken on four days, and is perfect for those who would prefer to spend most of their evenings in the city while enjoying a variety of sights and activities across the country. This discount deal allows you to sit back in luxury as your transportation is taken care of so you can focus on your next breath-taking destination. Your activities will not be limited to sightseeing; you will partake in varied activities including an optional glacier hike or an Amphibian boat tour in Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. You will also have the option to take a dip in the warm, geothermal waters of Mývatn Nature Baths. At each step of the way, you will be guided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable local guides who will ensure every day of your adventure will be beyond memorable. Book now to explore the most popular attractions in Iceland and in the world of Game of Thrones. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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3 in 1 Bundle Discount Activity Tours | Snowmobile, Glacier Hike & Inside a Volcano

Explore the land of ice and fire with this fantastic tour bundle visiting two of Iceland's bejewelled glaciers and a mighty volcano. Not only will you descend into a magma chamber of a volcano, located just outside of Reykjavík city, you'll also race across a glacier in the Highlands on a snowmobile, and scale another one at Skaftafell Nature Reserve. You’ll also save 10% by booking these best-selling tours in one go. This is the ideal opportunity for those travelling around the country on a self-drive tour as these exciting excursions can be scheduled to best fit your travel itinerary. You’ll take three separate tours on three separate days, allowing you to explore the country on your own in between. All you have to do is get to the meeting point for each tour and enjoy your adventure. Start off your journey around Iceland with a visit to the vast and vibrant magma chamber of Þríhnúkagígur volcano, located just outside Reykjavík city. Then, after exploring the famed Golden Circle, you can hop aboard a truck that will take you into the Highlands to Langjökull glacier, where you’ll zoom across the snowy expanse on a snowmobile. Finally, after travelling the beautiful South Coast of Iceland, make your way to Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Vatnajökull National Park where you’ll strap on crampons and hike through the frosty wilderness on top of a glacier. Come along on an unforgettable Icelandic adventure that doesn’t break the bank, and book this best-value tour combo now! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
3days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Hiking & Trekking Tours

Whether you seek to explore a specific area for a few hours or spend several days travelling through the unfathomable beauty of Iceland's highlands, hiking tours provide the very best way of connecting with Iceland's natural world.

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Hiking & Trekking Tours

Whether you seek to explore a specific area for a few hours or spend several days travelling through the unfathomable beauty of Iceland's highlands, hiking tours provide the very best way of connecting with Iceland's natural world.
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9 Day Winter Package | Minibus Excursion of the Ring Road of Iceland

Embrace the Icelandic winter on this 9-day tour package, where you’ll see the most iconic sights of the island while sitting back and allowing the experts to plan the journey and drive the icy roads. This package, which includes a guided bus tour, will see you hunt for the Northern Lights while taking you along the South Coast and through the Eastfjords to the wonders of Lake Mývatn, and finally completing the full Ring Road of Iceland. This excursion is perfect for adventurous travellers that want to experience the wonderland that is Iceland in winter with ease and comfort. Your journey begins with an included pickup at the airport and an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon, after which you will be transported to the capital city, Reykjavík. You will then embark on a thoroughly planned journey around the island, starting with the Golden Circle, before reaching Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the remote Eastfjords, and Akureyri town. Your journey ends back in Reykjavík where you'll spend your final night in the land of ice and fire. You can make your Ring Road adventure more exciting by adding additional activities during the booking process, such as going horse riding, glacier hiking or visiting geothermal baths or an authentic ice cave.  Each day will end with a possible display of the magnificent phenomena that is the Northern Lights—although they can never be fully guaranteed, travelling around Iceland in winter provides the best chance of spotting their incredible and colourful display. This package includes all the comforts of a winter journey and takes you to some of the most famed highlights of the island, as well as lesser-known hidden gems off the beaten track. Don’t hesitate in booking your Iceland adventure now—check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
4 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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14 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & The Westfjords

Book this two-week tour of Iceland’s Ring Road and the Westfjords and experience the very the best that Iceland has to offer. Aside from the most popular areas in the country, you will zigzag through the remote regions, and see many charming, lesser-known locations most visitors do not get the chance to. You'll travel in full comfort, even in the remote and wild Westfjords, always with private facilities and breakfast included at your accommodation.  Many visitors come to Iceland to savour time in the fresh air and take in the magnificence of this country's landscapes without the crowds. Guide to Iceland will, therefore, provide you with a custom itinerary after you book, allowing you to escape back to nature and discover places most have never heard of. With accommodation in the best locations, you can enjoy Iceland to the fullest.  Not only this, but you will also see all the famous sights. This tour includes a trip around the Golden Circle, and a journey of the beautiful South Coast, to the Jökulsárlon glacier lagoon. This way, you get to experience a perfect blend of Iceland's most popular destinations, and its least known secrets.  You can add extra activities during booking so that you won't miss any fun during your stay. As you pass through the Golden Circle, you can stop to snorkel in Silfra fissure in Þingvellir national park. If you're captivated by the glaciers, you can take a hike up one, descend into an ice cave on another or snowmobile across their ancient ice. Or if you want to relax, you can book a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon spa. You can spin around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on a boat, or go sea angling or whale watching in the North. To take it easy, you can trail ride on an Icelandic horse or sail the coast in search of puffins. The opportunities are endless and if you book in combination with this tour, you can look forward to reduced costs than if you booked on the day. Reserve this trip now for a complete experience of the wonders of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
24 reviews

Duration:
14days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Landmannalaugar & Hekla Volcano Super Jeep Tour

Discover one of Iceland's natural gems, the Landmannalaugar geothermal area, on this luxurious super jeep tour. See stunning waterfalls and otherworldly crater lakes before taking a dip in a naturally heated pool. This tour shouldn’t be missed by anyone wanting to experience the best of Icelandic nature while travelling in comfort and style. Landmannalaugar is a vast area of unique beauty, located in the heart of Iceland’s southern highlands. Nestled between the jet-black Laugahraun lava field, Landmannalaugar is made up of windswept rhyolite mountains, a type of volcanic rock that creates a full spectrum of dazzling colour on the mountainside. Your adventure starts in Reykjavík, where you will be picked up in the morning by a super jeep. This large and luxurious vehicle is specially built to go off the beaten track, to areas not accessible by normal buses, so you will get an exclusive and unique experience as you traverse the highlands of Iceland. Your first stop of the day will be in Þjórsárdalur valley where you find Hjálparfoss waterfall. Situated in the lava field north of the stratovolcano Hekla, this is a twin cascade where two streams from the river Fossá, merge in the basin of the waterfall. Travelling from the beautiful waterfall, you’ll stop at two scenic lakes before you reach Landmannalaugar. The first lake is Ljótipollur, a crater lake with high edges in an unbelievable shade of red that contrast the azure blue water. The second is Frostaðavatn lake, a wide and beautiful lake popular among photographers around the world. The rhyolite mountains at Landmannalaugar appear in shades of red, pink, green and golden yellow, bestowing an otherworldly feel upon the whole area. You will get a chance to hike up one of the area’s many hiking trails before taking a dip in the naturally heated geothermal pool and relax after a day of travelling. Before you head back to the city, you will make a quick stop in Dómadalur valley where you will find the waterfall, Þjófafoss. You will be thankful for the superjeep as it is one of the few vehicles that can easily access the route to this gorgeous waterfall. You will also visit the magnificent volcano Hekla, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel the geothermal and volcanic landscapes of Iceland’s highlands. See areas not visited by many on this exclusive superjeep tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
51 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
All year
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Highland Day Tour | Departure from Akureyri

Immerse yourself in the wild Icelandic nature on this hiking tour of the rhyolitic mountains of Kerlingarfjöll in the highlands. Hike through the otherworldly landscapes, through geothermal valleys and up kaleidoscopic hills, and take a dip in a natural, warm hot spring. Those travelling to the northern town of Akureyri and want to spice up their holiday should not let this opportunity pass them by. On the morning of your tour, you’ll meet your guide in Akureyri and board a large 4x4 jeep. You will then be driven out of town and into the barren Icelandic highlands where a day of adventures and stunning natural beauty awaits you.  You’ll drive the rough road Kjölur that leads from Akureyri into the highlands. The 600-700 metre high mountain pass will take you past rivers, lakes and mountains, providing a bare and desolate scenery, reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic movie.  Your destinations, Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll, are located between the glaciers Langjökull in the west and Hofsjökull in the east. The geothermal area of Hveravellir is like an oasis situated between barren sands and mountains. It is dotted with colourful sinters, smoking fumaroles and a hot pool with warm sky-blue water.  You’ll get a chance to bathe in the warm, geothermal waters of the pool in Hveravellir. Both hot and cold water flow in the pool, creating the perfect bathing temperature. The experience is only heightened by the beautiful views of Kjalhraun lava field and Langjökull glacier.  On this tour, you will also get to visit the hidden gem of Kerlingarfjöll geothermal area, located in the centre of the highlands. You’ll hike through the untouched wilderness of the region, past hot springs and still pools, while colourful mountains of rhyolite rocks tower over you. Get to know the unique Icelandic nature on this exciting jeep tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.0
1 review

Duration:
12hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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5 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Northern Lights, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Discover the unforgettable, snowy landscapes of Iceland for yourself with this winter self-drive tour. Relax in the Blue Lagoon, see the Golden Circle and drive the South Coast all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you can visit an authentic ice cave, all in just five days. This tour is designed for those who desire the freedom to explore Iceland’s winter scene in their own time. Upon booking you’ll receive a personal itinerary, pointing you in the direction of interesting locations, but you are behind the wheel, so you decide where you go and how long you stay. There are no impatient tour guides rushing you from place to place, so you can take your time at each location, capturing the perfect photo of Gullfoss waterfall or watching the ocean waves crash upon the shore at Reynisfjara black sand beach. Your only set destinations are your accommodations each night, which have been arranged for you before the journey begins. If you want to spice up your holiday with an adventure or two, you can add on tours during the booking process where you ride around the countryside on the Icelandic horse or snorkel in crystal-clear glacial water. You will also have the option adding a snowmobiling tour on top of a glacier, visiting two ice caves, one of those is only accessible during the winter months, and soaking in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy the beautiful Icelandic nature in the winter with this 5-day self-drive tour. Visit the country’s most iconic attractions as the Northern Lights dance in the sky above. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
28 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Askja Caldera & Viti Crater | East Highlands Day Tour

Walk in the footsteps of the first men on the moon on the Askja Lunar tour. Leaving from Lake Mývatn, this incredible trip takes you into the desolate, rugged Highlands of Iceland, and incorporates visits to volcanoes, craters, a stunning nature reserve and a geothermally heated lake that you are invited to bask in. You will be picked up at Reykjahlíð in the Lake Mývatn area in the morning, in a four-wheel-drive bus. Once your group is aboard, you will begin your journey into the Highlands. This wilderness is unimaginably beautiful, and a sight very few are lucky enough to be able to see. It is advised to keep your camera in hand for the duration of your drive, for there will be many striking features en route that you will want to photograph. On your way to Askja, you will stop in the stretches of lava and black sands where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin prepared for the 1960s moon landing. The appeal of this region to NASA is instantly apparent; its bleak desolation gives you the feeling of walking on a different planet. The area, however, is not entirely lifeless; you will stop at the nature reserve Herðubreiðarlindir, which is an oasis of plants and birdlife maintained by freshwater springs through the old lava. This beautiful reserve has the incredible backdrop of the subglacial volcano Herðubreið, nicknamed the Queen of Iceland’s Mountains. At 1682 metres (5354 ft) tall, it is Iceland’s fifth tallest peak; covered in the glistening ice of Vatnajökull glacier. Following your time at the nature reserve, you will head over to the massive Askja Volcano. When it erupted in 1875, the amount of poisonous ash released into the air prompted a large exodus from the country. The force of this eruption blasted a new caldera inside the old one, and after the cooling period, this new basin filled with water. Now, you can see a stunning lake within the crater, 11 km squared and 220 metres (722 ft) deep.  You will walk right up to its rim, then to another nearby crater lake, called Víti, which translates to ‘hell’, but bathing in its milky blue geothermally heated waters is heaven. Once you are fully recharged from your refreshing bath, you will head back to the bus to return to Lake Mývatn, aiming to be back ten or eleven hours after departing. The incredible, desolate beauty of this tour promises to stay with you for life; you can return knowing you have seen landscapes and features most visitors to Iceland never have the chance to witness. So don’t hesitate any longer; immerse yourself in the beauty of the Highlands, and visit the mighty Askja Volcano. Check availability by choosing a date.
3.6
5 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Super Jeep Day Tour to Thorsmork Valley

Join an exciting Super Jeep tour to Þórsmörk Nature Reserve, a place so beautiful that its name means 'the Valley of Thor'. This family-friendly tour runs throughout the year and should not be missed by anyone looking to bask in the natural beauty of Iceland. Þórsmörk is an incredibly scenic valley in the heart of South Iceland, surrounded by majestic mountain ridges and filled with contrasting forests and lava fields. It is also nestled amongst three awe-inspiring glaciers: Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull. To reach this secluded valley, your guide will drive you down rough Highland F-roads and cross several un-bridged and gushing glacial rivers, making getting to Þórsmörk as much of an adventure as being there. Thankfully, the 4x4 Super Jeeps are fully equipped for such challenges. On your way to Þórsmörk, you stop by at the roots of Gígjökull outlet glacier to observe the effects of the terrible 2010 eruption from Eyjafjallajökull. This eruption stopped the air traffic around the whole of Europe and threatened surrounding farms with floods and ash. Your guides are locals with a burning passion for the Icelandic nature and absolutely love their job. They will make sure you are enjoying your day from pick-up to drop-off and provide you with fun stories and interesting facts from the area. Þórsmörk has a unique and special vibe that you will note as soon as you arrive; the surroundings look much like they have been pulled straight from the pages of Tolkien. As well as enjoying the amazing views from the car window, you make stops to snap photos and hike shorter trails. The longest hike on this tour is about 30 minutes, but note that there is the option of skipping it and, instead, driving a gorgeous trail from Langidalur valley over to Húsadalur valley. You follow a trail deep down into the magical valley.  You then meet another guide at the Volcano Huts, located in Húsadalur. From this location, which boasts beautiful views, you will enjoy a lovely meal, included in the price. Make your Iceland adventure an unforgettable experience! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
5 reviews

Duration:
6hours
Available:
All year
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Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour of Reykjavik | Main sights & Hidden Spots

Explore Reykjavík on your own, at your own pace, with complete flexibility so you can avoid the crowds on this self-guided audio tour. This is the perfect option for independent travellers who would like to go it alone while still enjoying the expert guidance of a local. The tour starts at arguably the most iconic sight in Reykjavik, Hallgrímskirkja, the main church visible from most points in the city, and ends on the opposite side of downtown Reykjavík by the Alþingi parliament building. Throughout your journey, you’ll be guided to many landmarks across town and provided with cultural and historical information about each point. The concept is simple; book this tour and you will receive an e-mail with all the instructions about how to download the app and redeem your tour voucher to get going. Once the tour is loaded on the app, there’s no need for the internet and the entire tour can be completed offline. You can download this tour well in advance and decide when to proceed at your leisure. This self-guided audio tour is available for both iPhone and Android. It has offline maps as well as GPS auto-play which means the tour plays audio automatically at exactly the location. Not only does your guide fill you in with information but also gives you directions. On the way, you will discover how Reykjavik went from a Viking village to a booming modern capital city. Do you wonder, why the houses are so brightly coloured? What is the main religion and why, and what is the meaning of certain statues around town? Let the guide's voice fill you in! The total walking distance is approximately 4km and takes about 1.5-2 hours without stopping. During the visit, we have also included a few local's recommendations on places to stop for coffee, beer or food. If you feel curious, pop into one of these establishments and simply resume the tour when you’re ready. If it starts raining: no problem, just pause the tour and resume it later. You have no limits! Book this great value and incredibly flexible tour experience and look forward to getting to know Reykjavík. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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The Waterfall Trail | Hiking Day Tour in East Iceland

Come along on a hiking tour in the wilderness of Iceland with this fun-filled day tour and see the impressive waterfalls found in the glacial river Jökulsá. This is the perfect tour for those visiting East Iceland and want to get to know the stunning Icelandic nature. This tour starts a short drive away from Egilsstaðir town in East Iceland. You could also request to be picked up from your accommodations in East Iceland for an additional price. You will meet your guide at the edge of Northern Europe's largest wilderness, right next to the Jökulsá river. This long river boasts around 15 waterfalls, large and small. In fact, no other river in Iceland has as many waterfalls. The river’s vertical drop is also, impressively, around 600 meters in only 30 kilometres Before the hike starts, you will experience the visually stunning Wilderness Exhibition, about life and travels in and around the wilderness. The exhibition is designed by artists, historians, and filmmakers to make you feel as if you are stepping right into the past and being immersed into the adventures of the wilderness.  After you go through the exhibition, you head outside with your experienced guide to get a feeling for the wilderness first hand. The trail takes you to the abandoned farm of Kleif, and soon after you will catch sight of the lowest of the waterfalls.  Those of you who are brave at heart can try your hand at winching themselves across the Jökulsá river in a renovated traditional cableway cart. These kind of carts were a vital mode of transportation across the river before road improvements made the remote farms more accessible, particularly in winter.  As you walk along the glacier river, the beautiful falls begin to appear one after the other. As you continue, you will follow a marked trail through the woods of native birch.  At last, the hike will take you to Laugarfell Highland Hostel. Once you reach the hostel, you can take a relaxing bath in an outside pool of warm geothermal spring water. Don't miss out on this chance to experience the East Iceland wilderness at it's very best.  Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9.5hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Hvannadalshnjukur | Hike Iceland's Highest Peak

Join this expedition for the unique opportunity to ascend the highest peak in Iceland. This tour is perfect for an experienced hiker who would like to climb past the clouds to experience Iceland from above without your feet leaving the ground. Standing at 2110-metres above sea level, Hvannadalshnjúkur is Iceland’s tallest elevation and it’s located on the glacier volcano, Öræfajökull which is a part of Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in Iceland. If you opt for a pick-up, your guide will collect you from your accommodation in Reykjavík and drive you along Iceland’s South Coast to base camp. You can choose to meet your guide on location, in which case, you will make your way to Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Once your group is gathered, there will be a short drive to Sandfell where you will begin your hike. The first leg of the journey will take you from 50-metres to approximately 1100-metres. This stretch is a gravel trail dotted with many glacial streams on the way, providing the opportunity to refill your water bottles with pure glacial water. After this journey across rocky terrain and mesmerising Icelandic nature, your group will make a stop once you meet the snow-line. At this point, you will break for some refreshments and take some photos of the countryside. Once you have taken in the views and eaten some food, it’s time to put on your glacier gear such as crampons, a harness, an ice axe and ropes. You will be shown how to safely use this gear and how to put it on or carry it. If there is heavy snow, you will also be provided with snowshoes. Your party will be connected by ropes with your guide leading at the front. Together, you will find a good pace and there will be multiple stops to rehydrate. On clear days, you will be able to marvel at astonishing views across Vatnajökull National Park. Once your party reaches the plateau of Öræfajökull, you will make a stop to eat some food and take a break. From this point, you will cross the plateau to make it to Hvannadalshnjúkur peak. The push to the summit is absolutely beautiful and your efforts will be paying off. The peak itself is littered with stunning crevasses, formed by the movement of the ice and your guide will point these out. At the summit, your group will take some time to revel in your achievement and enjoy the captivating views from the top. You will take the same route back down to the car and the total hike time is 10-14 hours. Climb the highest peak in Iceland for an adventure to remember and book this tour. Check availability by choosing a date.  
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Duration:
1day
Available:
May. - Jul.
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Snaefellsjokull Glacier Hike

Put on your hiking boots and join this wonderful hike on one of the most beautiful peaks in Iceland, Snæfellsjökull glacier. This tour is perfect for those who would like to spend a day hiking a famous mountain under the supervision of a local expert guide. Snæfellsjökull is located on Snæfellsnes peninsula in the West of Iceland; it is a glacier-covered volcano that rises 1446-metres above sea level. This glacier summit is one of the most beautiful peaks in Iceland with stunning views over the peninsula and on clear days, towards Reykjavík and the Westfjords. If you opted for a paid pick-up from Reykjavík, you will be collected from your accommodation at the stated time. Otherwise, you can make your own way to the town of Arnarstapi to meet your group. The hike from the base of the glacier to the summit takes about 5-6-hours. Starting from the road, your party will hike through rock and gravel paths for approximately 1-hour to get to the base of the glacier. At this point, there will be a break to put on glacier gear which includes crampons, a harness, an ice axe and ropes. Your guides will show you how each element works as well as how to use your equipment. It’s also an excellent spot for some snacks and refreshments. You will then hike for about 3 hours to reach the summit of Snæfellsjökull. On your way up, you will also see different glacial features such as crevasses which your guide will point out and explain. The hike is not challenging but some physical activity is required so its suitable for most people. At the 1400-metre mark, most people consider it a comfortable spot to take a break and appreciate the view before descending back down the mountain. It is, however, possible to complete the 1446-metres to the top of the mountain should the group be eager to do so with the help of ropes as the slope to the summit is very steep. At either mark, there will be a break to eat lunch and to take in the astonishing views. You will follow the same trail back down which usually take 1-2-hours to get back to the base where you will remove your glacier gear and head back to the car. Climb one of Iceland's most beautiful yet, accessible peaks on this exciting glacier hike tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Hiking with Elves | Borgarfjordur Eystri 5-Day Trekking Tour

Explore the remote east and join us on this 5-day hiking and trekking tour in Borgafjörður eystri fjord, east Iceland. This area is renowned for its gorgeous landscapes and serene atmosphere, due to its remote location.  Colourful, imposing mountains slope down to the magnificent coastline, giving the vicinity of Borgarfjörður a natural beauty that makes many people consider it as one of the country´s prettiest areas. Bird watching is a frequent pastime on these routes, and side-tracks will take you to now-abandoned inlets that tell us the story of a past far removed from mobile phones and Google data. You'll join local guides and be part of local living in a small fishing village. If you love coastal walks and mountain atmosphere, then this is your dream tour. The trails in this hiking paradise include incredible day hikes such as Stórurð, Brúnavík and Breiðuvík. Borgarfjörður eystri is also a spiritual place to visit, and the area known for folklore and stories of the Hidden People, and the strength of Vættir, the spirits of the land.  Each day you will be offered a hike, varying in length, but usually between five to seven hours.  The tempo will be relaxed, as the plan is not to be home early, but to enjoy the journey, and stop in different places to learn about the history and nature of the surroundings. Each day offers a new path, ranging from mountain roads to coastal walks, and each trail is tailored with heavy input from local farmers, making sure no hidden gem goes unvisited.  Throughout your tour, you will be staying in Álfheimar Country Hotel, where you can relax in the evenings, and enjoy a true country atmosphere, and enjoy local culinary treats in the tiny on-site restaurant. Don't let this fantastic opportunity to get in touch with nature pass you by. Come and hike in the solitude of Borgarfjörður eystri. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
5days
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Nupsstadaskogur to Skaftafell | 5-Day Trekking Tour in the Highlands

Join us on one of the great classic treks of Iceland. The tour offers some of Iceland's most unique landscapes on a trail not frequented by many. The trail takes you on a remarkable journey along the canyons of Núpsá river, over the Skeiðarárjökull glacier and to the gorgeous Norðurdalur valley. The path will also take you across the beautiful Skaftafell Mountains, over to Morsárdalur glacier valley and into Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. Your adventure begins early in Reykjavík where you will meet your guide at BSI Bus Terminal and be transported to the beautiful Núpsstaðaskógur Valley. Here, you will start your hike into the canyon toward the unique twin waterfalls Tvílitihylur. You will put up camp in the canyon for the night. On the second day, you will ascend out of the canyon and onto the plains of Sléttur. Some of today's highlights are epic rock walls that reach up to 200 meters, otherworldly lava fields and fantastic glacier views of Skeiðarárjökull glacier.  Your third day is glacier crossing day, where you will strap on your crampons and traverse Skeiðarárjökull glacier - a 10 km long glacier walk. When you reach solid ground in the Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, you're in probably the most impressive camping spot of the whole country, with panoramic views over several outlet glaciers and glacial lagoons with floating icebergs. This is where you will set camp for the night. Day four takes you to the beautiful Arctic birch forest of Bæjarstaðaskógur, with amazing views on the way there over colourful rhyolite mountains, as well as Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland's highest mountain. Finally, on day five, you will explore the Skaftafell area further before catching the bus back to Reykjavík.  Book this all-inclusive trip now while spots are still available, and experience Icelandic nature in a unique, immersive way. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5days1hour
Available:
Jul. - Dec.
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Magical Fjords & Mountains | 3-Day Hiking in East Iceland

Get away from the city life and escape to the Wilderness. This three-day east Iceland hiking tour, led by local guides, will turn your travel into veritable highlands experience. It is not only a hiking tour but a way to get to know a little about local living in a fishing village of only about one hundred inhabitants. This hiking tour is an active and unique experience with each day full of new adventures, and evenings of local cooking at Álfheimar Country Hotel. No dormitories or wet clothes, just warm and nice rooms and local hospitality. In this tour you'll get a taste of local living, getting closer to the roots of the people that inhabit one of the most rural areas of Iceland - the Eastfjords. This isolated region is considered to be the central province of the Hidden People, or the elves. Their queen resides in her fortress Álfaborg, just beside the village of Bakkagerði. The imposing Borgarfjörður Eystri mountains display the entire colour spectrum of volcanic rhyolite deposits. At their feet lies the ocean, with crashing waves and hordes of seabirds calling – a truly stunning location to visit. You will get to know local people in their homes and learn about their traditions and way of life while enjoying their hospitality, the fresh local food and their knowledge of the area. Come and listen to stories, explore nature, share the Icelandic passion for life and the land – and feel that you have become a part of it all. Grab your backpack and come along to experience nature at its purest. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3days1hour
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Days of Darkness | 5 Day Winter Experience in East Iceland

This 5-day tour offers an authentic experience where nature meets with history and local culture. Enjoy the adventurous interactive exhibitions and hot springs, sleep in a museum, taste local delicacy and explore the wilderness with experienced guides.  This tour will take you to the stunning Hengifoss waterfall, the most recognised attraction in East Iceland and during the hike you get the added benefit of seeing Litlanesfoss waterfall, surrounded by impressive basalt pillars. We will also search for the serpent monster living in lake Lagarfljót.  At the Wilderness Center, the innermost farm of the valley, you will sleep in a museum and enjoy the meticulously crafted exhibitions that stretches through every nook and cranny of the premises, indoors and outdoors. The exhibition tells the story of life and travel in and next to Northern Europe’s most extensive wilderness.  You will see impressive canyons, deserted highland plains, many beautiful waterfalls, and towering mountains. At Laugarfell highland hostel you will spend a night as well as enjoying their natural hot springs and listen to the adventures of past explorers of the wilderness.  The tour has a great blend of adventure and culture. We will take you to Valþjófsstaður local church where we see an old silent film about the famous outlaw; Fjalla-Eyvindur, or Eyvindur of the Mountains. Afterwards, we hike to the abandoned farm of Kleif, and those who are adventurous at heart can experience the thrill of crossing a 50-meter-wide river canyon in a renovated cable ferry.  During the entire tour, you will be enjoying locally sourced food and traditional Icelandic meals and snacks. On the 4th day, there will be a feast where locals and guests come together and prepare food from local ingredients and talk about Icelandic food traditions.  On the last day the journey takes you to Akureyri visiting Möðrudalur highland farm. On the way, you will be treated to a view of the stunning Queen of the Icelandic mountains; Mt Herðubreið. Before reaching Akureyri, we also stop at Lake Mývatn and take a dip in the Geothermal Nature Baths and lastly stopping at Goðafoss waterfall. 

Duration:
5days
Available:
Oct. - Nov.
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Guided Hike to Mt. Esjan | Swimming, Dinner & Drinks

Take one of Iceland’s most beloved and popular hiking trails up Mount Esjan with this wonderful guided tour, complete with a trip to a geothermal pool and a two-course dinner at the end. This trip is perfect for those who want to get right into Icelandic nature without spending hours travelling in a car or bus, and those looking for that little something extra special. The tour begins when you are picked up from Reykjavík and driven thirty minutes along a scenic route, north to the base of the trail up Mount Esjan. Immediately, you will see why this route is so popular among hikers: as soon as you set out, you will encounter fields of wildflowers, thickets of birch, and sparkling brooks. Because of the many streams running down the mountain’s slopes, you need only bring an empty bottle with you; the water is clean and perfectly drinkable, like much of the running water throughout Iceland. The walk to the highest point of your hike and back will take approximately one and a half hours. The point you will turn at is a massive boulder named ‘Steinn’ (which translates directly from ‘stone’), and if the weather is clear from here, you will be able to enjoy some fantastic views. The capital city of Reykjavík will gleam across Faxaflói Bay, and behind that, the Blue Mountains are gathered. In particularly good weather, you’ll also be able to see the length of the Reykjanes Peninsula, with its rows of cone-shaped volcanoes. After your descent, the best way to reward yourself is to bathe in some hot springs, which can be found at the pool Lágafellslaug nearby. Your guides will take you here to let you melt your troubles away in geothermally heated waters, before whisking you back to a premium restaurant in Reykjavík for a two-course dinner, which will include beer-tasting. Both the entry to the pools and the meals are included in the ticket price. Don’t miss this unique and rewarding opportunity to enjoy the nature, pools and cuisine of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5hours
Available:
Feb. - Sep.
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The Abandoned Farm Hike | East Iceland Highland Exploration

Treat yourself to an experience unlike any other with this beautiful and unique hike through the spectacular, remote nature of the east Icelandic highlands. This excursion should not be missed by any in the area who are passionate about this country’s nature or history. The tour begins at the Wilderness Centre, a little-known retreat on the cusp of the magnificent highlands in east Iceland, not far from the region’s capital, Egilsstaðir. Here, you will meet friendly, experienced guides, who know the area’s history, culture and folklore inside and out. While on the site, you will also have a chance to meet the resident farm animals. From the Wilderness Centre, you will set out into the beautiful nature, best known for its canyons, geology, flora and river systems. You will be walking in the direction of a long-abandoned farm, called Kleif, and will hear a range of funny stories and rumours about the previous residents. When you get there, be provided with a rejuvenating mug of hot chocolate or coffee. After Kleif, you will have the opportunity for some adrenaline-pumping adventure. Across the Jökulsá river canyon, there is a historical ‘cableway-cart’ that you can winch yourself across the river on. This is entirely optional, but a thrilling way to feel like an Icelander of old for those not too afraid of heights or water. All in all, the hike will last from three to four hours, and at its conclusion, you will return to the Wilderness Centre. While here, you are welcome to check out the restaurant, which serves delicious traditional foods and visit the on-site exhibition about life in the Icelandic highlands over the past millennium. Don’t miss this authentic look into Iceland’s nature and history, and book this amazing tour in the remotest regions of the east. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
6days1hour
Available:
Sep. - Mar.
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