hiking iceland


Best 5 Hiking Trails in Iceland Reachable by Public Transport

Iceland is a beautiful country with many unique and interesting landscapes, which makes it a gem for hikers of all kinds whether they prefer the toughest hills or more recreational trails around the country. However, Iceland is expensive – even compared to the States or other Scandinavian countries and not least when it comes to… Read More »

Best 5 Trails in Iceland Reachable with Public Transport

Top 10 Things to Bring for Hiking in Iceland

In 2015 I executed 9 very different hiking trips in Iceland while staying there for 8 months. As soon as I arrived there in May I realized that I might be lacking some equipment such as for example crampons, ice axe and high-quality winter clothing. Being accustomed to hiking in the Alps I didn’t expect… Read More »

Top 10 Things to Bring for Hiking in Iceland

10 things you should know before going hiking in Iceland

As you might already know, I stayed in Iceland for the last six months of 2015 and while being there I executed nine very different hiking trips. Being accustomed to hiking in the Alps, I noticed that the Icelandic mountains differ from the Alps in many ways. In order to help you stay safe and… Read More »

10 things you should know before going hiking in iceland - Kjolur trail in July

Reykjafell Trail – Hiking Iceland

As you might already know I’ve been on my “Hiking Iceland” tour for the last seven months. From September onwards the conditions for hiking have become relatively difficult; short day length, low temperatures and regular snow showers.  As these conditions require additional equipment, including crampons and an ice axe (which I didn’t bring to Iceland),… Read More »

Reykjafell - The highest peak

Burfell Crater Trail – Hiking Iceland

The Burfell Crater is an old volcano near Reykjavik, around 170 meters high. As you might already know I started my “Hiking Iceland” tour in May 2015 by climbing small mountains as I didn’t have sufficient equipment (crampons and an ice axe) to ascend the more significant ones. In summer the snow had more… Read More »

Burfell - View

Hveragerdi Hot Spring River Trail – Hiking Iceland

The Hveragerdi hot spring river trail is one of the most visited hiking trails in Iceland. The trail leads from the town of Hveragerdi to a geothermal river where you can bathe in warm water while admiring the astonishing Icelandic landscape. Hveragerdi is relatively close to Reykjavik and… Read More »

View on the geothermal river

Thorbjorn Trail – Hiking Iceland

In August I decided to spend a weekend in Grindavik and of course I also checked for mountains to climb nearby. I came across Thorbjorn which is placed between Grindavik and Blue Lagoon – a well known Icelandic spa. The mountain is only 200 meters high but after checking the map I figured out that… Read More »

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Glymur Waterfall Trail – Hiking Iceland

Glymur waterfall is the second highest waterfall in Iceland and therefore very popular among tourists. It is, however, a bit further away from nicely paved roads than the waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss or Skogafoss for example, but on the other hand this seems to weed out some of the tourist crowd. From the… Read More »

Glymur Waterfall from Trail

Kjolur Trail – Hiking Iceland

As you probably already know I have been on my “Hiking Iceland” tour for quite some time now. In late July I decided to go on a longer and more difficult hiking trip. I checked the options and ended up choosing the Kjolur Trail. The Kjolur trail is less famous than the notorious Laugavegur trail which is every summer filled with… Read More »

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Mount Esja Trail – Hiking Iceland

The Mount Esja trail is probably the best known and most visited hiking trail in Iceland. The trail leads to a volcanic mountain range called Esjan which is often referred to as Mount Esja. Mount Esja is easy to reach from Reykjavik and offers an astonishing view on the capital and beyond.… Read More »

Mount Esja - Steinn