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Food & Drink

Reykjavik is a small city with a big pulse. In addition, to great food and drink, the capital of Iceland has a legendary night scene that keeps people going until the wee hours of the morning.

Recommended:
Cheap and delicious noodles: Noodle Station
Great bistro-style food (and a laundromat): Laundromat Cafe
Sushi and traditional Icelandic fare (trust me, it's good): Sushi Samba
Beer, Bar and Hostel: Bunk Bar
Coffee (don't forget the carrot cake!): Top 5 Coffee Houses

Other Activities

Iceland has plenty of ways to keep you busy when you're not hiking. As an island with extreme natural beauty, there is no end to the sightseeing. Reykjavik has a very walkable downtown with plenty of shopping. No matter what you do don't miss: the remarkable geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, diving between continental plates at Silfra and the hydrologic power of Gullfoss waterfall.

Gems in Iceland - 1

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gem Favorite Standing on top of Gagnheiði looking at the midnight sun.

Top of Gagnheiði by the viewing disc

(1) Borgarf…, IS

Recommended Routes in Iceland - 3

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Favorite The climb to the peak.
Difficult

Laugavegur Route

52.0 mi 83.8 km 7,331' Up 2234.51 m Up 9,186' Down 2800.03 m Down

Selfoss, IS
Favorite Mountain Snaefellsjökull
Intermediate/Difficult

Waterfalls and Lava Channel Loop

10.9 mi 17.6 km 1,212' Up 369.4 m Up 1,213' Down 369.68 m Down

Ólafsvík, IS
Favorite Camping Hellissandur
Intermediate

Waterfall—Coast Loop

12.0 mi 19.4 km 337' Up 102.6 m Up 324' Down 98.9 m Down

Ólafsvík, IS

Iceland Hiking

  • 247 Miles 397 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Iceland - 29

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0.7 mi 1.1 km #1Öxarárfoss Waterfall Trail
Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Reykjadalur
Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
4.5 mi 7.2 km #3Trail #9 - Stórurð from Vatnsskarð
Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
2.3 mi 3.8 km #4Sólheimasandur Trail
Easy
Vestmannaeyjar, IS
Easy
Vestmannaeyjar, IS
8.0 mi 12.8 km #5Trail #38 Kækjuskörð
Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
3.5 mi 5.6 km #6Route in Hornstrandir: Section 4
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
11.5 mi 18.5 km #7Route in Hornstrandir: Section 2
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
0.5 mi 0.9 km #8Dynjandi
Intermediate
Ísafjörður, IS
Intermediate
Ísafjörður, IS
1.6 mi 2.6 km #9Hengifossargil
Intermediate
Reyðarfjörður, IS
Intermediate
Reyðarfjörður, IS
6.4 mi 10.3 km #10Route in Hornstrandir: Section 1
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS

Photos of Iceland - 83

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The climb to the peak.
Apr 22, 2019 near Vestman…, IS
Moon rock.
Apr 22, 2019 near Vestman…, IS
Skogafoss Waterfall from the Laugavegur Route.
Nov 11, 2015 near Vestman…, IS
Standing on top of Gagnheiði looking at the midnight sun.
Jul 16, 2019 near Borgarf…, IS
One of the first waterfalls on the way down to Skogafoss is one of the best. Probably 25 different falls on the way to the big one.  Each one unique.  This is a must-do section of the trail and can be easily hiked from Skogafoss.
Apr 22, 2019 near Vestman…, IS
Hornstrandir
Jul 22, 2020 near Ísafjör…, IS
Geothermal River At The Trail's End
Oct 29, 2019 near Hverage…, IS
Top of Gagnheiði at midnight in summer. Staðarfjall in right side midground and Dyrfjöll in right side background.
Jul 16, 2019 near Borgarf…, IS