Highland Tours

Highland Tours

The Highlands of Iceland comprise the country's mountainous and uninhabited interior, including the popular hiking area Landmannalaugar. Highland tours are a mixture of super jeep excursions, trekking ventures and sightseeing tours that provide you with captivating insights into untouched regions.

Select starting location

Select date range

Starting dateFinal date

Add travelers

2 travelers
Free cancellation
Best price guarantee
Easy Booking & Cancellation
Most Popular Website about Iceland

Highland Tours

Refine the results by using the filters

We offer so much more

Explore an unequalled wealth of tours and packages

Verified customer reviews

Read first hand reviews by customers from across the world

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular attractions in the Highlands of Iceland?

The most popular attractions are Landmannalaugar geothermal area, Thorsmork valley and Kerlingarfjoll mountain resort.

What is there to do in the Icelandic Highlands?

The Highlands is a haven for hiking, mountain climbing and sightseeing. It is also the most inaccessible and remote part of Iceland as there are no permanent human settlements in the Highlands.

When is the best time to visit the Highlands of Iceland?

Usually, the Highlands are accessible from June until August, when Iceland is at its warmest. During the winter, the Highlands become very dangerous for traveling because of extreme colds and frequent snowstorms.

What are the most popular hiking trails in the Highlands of Iceland?

The most popular day hikes are in Landmannalaugar, although Fimmvorduhals pass, from Thorsmork to Skogar is another leading trail. The Laugavegur hiking trail, from Thorsmork to Landmannalaugar is the most popular multi-day hike.

What type of car do I need to reach the Icelandic Highlands?

You will need a four-wheel-drive but certain routes are only accessible by super jeep. The only exception is Kjolur Highland Road, but this route is only suitable for four-wheel cars and jeeps.

Where are the hotels in the Highlands of Iceland?

Accommodation in the Highlands is composed mainly of mountain huts. Kerlingarfjoll Mountain Resort, Hrauneyjar Highland Centre, and the Obyggdasetur Wilderness Centre are the exceptions. Accommodation is relatively sparse in the highlands, so we recommend booking in advance.

Are there any campsites in the Highlands of Iceland?

Yes, there are many designated camping areas in the Highlands. Please note that all camping must take place on designated sites. It is, therefore, a good idea to plan your route in advance. Logging your travel plan is also a good idea, for safety purposes.

Where do I shop for food in the Icelandic Highlands?

There are no shops in the Highlands, thus you will need to prepare all the food you need in advance. It is also a good idea to take more food than you think you’ll need, so you never find yourself going hungry.

Am I in danger of being caught in a volcanic eruption in the Highlands?

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

Are there any dangerous animals in the Highlands?

No, there are no animals dangerous to humans in Iceland. The only predators in the highlands are minks and arctic foxes, who usually try to avoid humans.

Do people live in the Highlands of Iceland?

No, there are no permanent human settlements in the Highlands of Iceland. The area commonly has extreme colds and snowstorms during the winter, making it inhabitable.