Iceland offers various interesting hiking possibilities, through scenic and variable landscape with interesting flora and birdlife. We can plan anything from several days hiking tours to short hikes which we fit into our standard driving tours.
Please let us know what you have in mind and we will advise what would be most suitable and practical for you.
It is very important that clothing, shoes and other equipment is appropriate for the hike, the terrain and time of year. We will advise you accordingly.
Longer hiking tours:
We can arrange guided tours of several days duration in various parts of the country; either camping tours were participants have to carry all supplies and gear and sleep in tents or assisted tours where a vehicle takes the supplies and gear from one camp to the other and the participants only carry a daypack and often can stay overnight in mountain cabins. Some of the more remote areas do not facilitate assisted tours as there are no roads or cabins and are only for experienced strong hikers.
The most usual arrangement is that we plan some short hikes of 1 – 4 hours, which are fitted into driving tours. A typical day might call for 3 – 4 hours of driving, several stops at interesting natural or historical sites and one or more hikes of 1 – 4 hours duration. There are also possibilities of staying two or more nights at the same hotel and do full day hikes near the hotel. This is also possible when you are staying in Reykjavik as there are many interesting hiking routes near the capital, both on relatively flat land or mountains with considerable elevation.
We can offer you special tours to the highest peak of Iceland, Hvannadalshnjukur, alt. 2.110 meters (7.000 feet) This is a glacial peak in the Vatnajokull glacier and we need special gear on the glacier, crampons, climbing belt and ice ax which we can provide, but experience is not essential. This is however a long and difficult climb, starting at sea level and only for strong climbers in good physical condition. These tours are only offered in May and first half of June, weather permitting. We can also arrange easier summit tours, f. example on the Snaefellsjokull or Eyjafjallajokull glaciers, or Volcano Hekla.