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About Highland Tours in Iceland

The Highlands of Iceland are the country’s vast, uninhabited interior, only accessible in the summer. It is the prime location for day hikes and multi-day treks, as well as super jeep tours.

In the Highlands, you will be able to visit many geothermal areas, mountains, volcanoes and glaciers. Beautiful examples of all these natural features exist within Landmannalaugar, Iceland's most popular Highland area.

1. What are the most popular attractions in the Highlands?

The most popular attractions are Landmannalaugar geothermal area, Þórsmörk valley and Kerlingarfjöll mountain resort. 

2. What is there to do in the Highlands?

The Highlands are a haven for hiking, mountain climbing and sightseeing.

3. When is the best time to visit the Highlands?

Usually, the Highlands are accessible from June until August, give or take a week depending on the season.

4. What are the most popular hiking trails in the Highlands?

The most popular day hikes are in Landmannalaugar, although Fimmvörðuháls pass, from Þórsmörk to Skógar is another leading trail. The Laugavegur trek, from Þórsmörk to Landmannalaugar is the most popular multi-day hike.

5. Where are the geothermal areas and how do I reach them?

There are geothermal areas in Landmannalaugar, which can be hiked to with ease, and in Hveravellir, an area which can be reached by car.

6. What type of car must I drive to reach the Highlands?

You will need a four-wheel-drive but certain routes are only accessible by super jeep. The only exception is Kjölur highland road, but two-wheel-drive rentals are not allowed here.

7. Where are the Highland hotels?

Accommodation in the Highlands is largely composed of mountain huts. Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Resort, Hrauneyjar Highland Centre and the Óbyggðasetur Wilderness Centre are exceptions to this, found on Kjölur Highland Route, on Sprengisandur Highland Route, and in East Iceland on Route 935.

8. Are there any campsites in the Highlands?

Yes, there are many designated camping areas in the Highlands.

9. Where do I shop for food in the Highlands?

There are no settlements in the Highlands, thus you will need to prepare all the food you may need in advance.

10. Am I in threat of being caught in a volcanic eruption in the Highlands?

The odds are minimal. Volcanoes can go off at any time, but if there are any signs of an eruption, the area will be quickly evacuated.

11. Are there any dangerous animals in the Highlands?

No, there are no dangerous animals in Iceland.

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