Trekking in Iceland

Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that feels more science-fiction than fact, even when you’re actually there. Gushing geysers, bubbling hot springs, mammoth volcanoes, and acres of polar ice lend this laidback island nation a palpable otherworldly allure. Any adventure will bring you into close contact with the land, hiking glaciers, scaling volcanic craters, and learning the colourful lore from your expert guides. There’s no spacesuit required for this out-of-this-world experience; just healthy legs and a wide-open heart.

Map of the route for Trekking in Iceland


Day 1 Reykjavík

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Reykjavík/Landmannalaugar

Visit Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall before driving across to Landmannalaugar. Pass by Mt. Hekla, an active volcano that was once considered to be the gates of Hell which erupts every few years.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Landmannalaugar/Álftavatn

Pass rivers and streams while hiking from Landmannalaugar through the mountains to Lake Alftavatn. Follow the Laugavegur Trail, one of Iceland's most famous hiking routes.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Álftavatn/Emstrur

Continue to follow the route of the Laugavagur Trail, hiking from Alftavatn to Emstrur.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Emstrur/Þórsmörk

Trek from Emstrur to Þórsmörk, crossing rivers and fields of flowers.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Þórsmörk

Spend the day around the campsite at Þórsmörk. There are a variety of hikes available here, including the chance to hike through volcano alley, that winds through the mountains with spectacular views across the glaciers. Depending on the feelings of the group, alternatives could include Mt. Valahnúkur, right at the heart of the Þórsmörk valley. Depending on the conditions at the time and what the group wants to do, this can be decided at the time.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Þórsmörk/Reykjavík

Experience ice hiking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier. Travel back to Reykjavik, stopping at the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall en route.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8 Reykjavík

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

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What's Included

  • South Iceland trekking
  • Mountain camping and hiking along the Laugavagur Trail
  • Glacier walking
  • Golden Circle visit including Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Hostels (2 nts, multi-share), participation camping (5 nts)


7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Allow USD130-170 for meals not included.


Local bus, private minivan, walking

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local glacier guide/driver.


This tour offered by G Adventures


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