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91 mi 147 km of trail 2 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 14 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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

Featured Hikes in Iceland - 1

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Favorite The climb to the peak.
Intermediate/Difficult

Laugavegur Route

52.0 mi 83.8 km • Point to Point • 7,331 ft Ascent 2234.51 m Ascent

(14) Selfoss, IS

Trails in Iceland - 21

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1.2 mi 2.0 km #1Svartifoss Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Höfn, IS
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Höfn, IS
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Öxarárfoss Waterfall Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Hveragerði, IS
5.4 mi 8.6 km #3Bláa lónið Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Grindavík, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
5.4 mi 8.6 km Grindavík, IS
2.3 mi 3.8 km #4Sólheimasandur Trail
Easy
Vestmannaeyjar, IS
Easy
2.3 mi 3.8 km Vestmannaeyjar, IS
2.5 mi 4.0 km #5Reykjadalur
Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Hveragerði, IS
4.5 mi 7.2 km #6Trail #9 - Stórurð from Vatnsskarð
Intermediate/Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
4.5 mi 7.2 km Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
1.6 mi 2.6 km #7Hengifossargil
Intermediate
Reyðarfjörður, IS
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Reyðarfjörður, IS
0.5 mi 0.9 km #8Dynjandi
Intermediate
Ísafjörður, IS
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.9 km Ísafjörður, IS
8.0 mi 12.8 km #9Trail #38 Kækjuskörð
Intermediate/Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
8.0 mi 12.8 km Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
0.5 mi 0.8 km #10Sólheimajökull Approach Trail
Intermediate
Vestmannaeyjar, IS
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Vestmannaeyjar, IS
9.7 mi 15.5 km #11Jaðarinn - The Edge
Easy/Intermediate
Mosfellsbær, IS
Easy/Intermediate
9.7 mi 15.5 km Mosfellsbær, IS
6.4 mi 10.3 km #12Klofningsheiði
Intermediate/Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
6.4 mi 10.3 km Ísafjörður, IS
7.7 mi 12.4 km #13Trail #41
Intermediate
Egilsstaðir, IS
Intermediate
7.7 mi 12.4 km Egilsstaðir, IS
7.3 mi 11.7 km #14Trail #24
Intermediate
Neskaupstaður, IS
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.7 km Neskaupstaður, IS
4.9 mi 7.8 km #15Trail #30
Easy/Intermediate
Neskaupstaður, IS
Easy/Intermediate
4.9 mi 7.8 km Neskaupstaður, IS
8.9 mi 14.4 km #16Trail #37
Intermediate
Neskaupstaður, IS
Intermediate
8.9 mi 14.4 km Neskaupstaður, IS
5.7 mi 9.2 km #17Trail #21
Intermediate/Difficult
Neskaupstaður, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
5.7 mi 9.2 km Neskaupstaður, IS
7.5 mi 12.1 km #18Trail #33
Easy/Intermediate
Neskaupstaður, IS
Easy/Intermediate
7.5 mi 12.1 km Neskaupstaður, IS
3.2 mi 5.1 km #19Trail #26
Intermediate
Neskaupstaður, IS
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Neskaupstaður, IS
2.5 mi 3.9 km #20Trail #19 Brúnavíkurskarð
Intermediate/Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
2.5 mi 3.9 km Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
0.1 mi 0.1 km #21Öxarárfoss Waterfall Spur Trail
Easy
Hveragerði, IS
Easy
0.1 mi 0.1 km Hveragerði, IS

Photos of Iceland - 40

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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
Top of Gagnheiði at midnight in summer. Staðarfjall in right side midground and Dyrfjöll in right side background.
Jul 16, 2019 near Borgarf…, IS
Nice to have the canyon to yourself.
Apr 22, 2019 near Vestman…, IS
The Fimmvörðuháls / Baldvinsskáli hut in the distance above the cloud cover.  There is another hut named Fimmvörðuháls which is VERY confusing.  Be sure you know which one you are staying in because the wrong choice could add 1 hour of hiking.
Apr 22, 2019 near Vestman…, IS

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