Our Favorite Hikes in Iceland 

Iceland is a place where nature paints a mesmerizing canvas of rugged landscapes, dramatic waterfalls, and glaciers that seem to touch the sky. But there's no better way to truly experience this untamed beauty than by lacing up your hiking boots and embarking on an adventure through the country’s breathtaking terrain.

There are hundreds of hikes to do in the Land of Fire and Ice, and each one of them highlights different aspects of Iceland that we love. We’re excited to share a few of our favorites with you!

Ingólfshöfdi Cape



The Ingólfshöfdi Cape is one of the most beautiful places to hike in all of Iceland. With its iconic black marsh peninsula, shallow waters, and sand flats, you won’t see another place like it on your trip.

On our Iceland's Glaciers & Coast Multi-Adventure Tour, we hike out to a remote seabird sanctuary. As we climb volcanic sand dunes, our guide takes us to a nesting land for puffins, kittiwakes, and arctic terns. This area is characterized by cliffs with thousands of birds flying overhead. It’s a truly unique location that you really have to see to believe.

Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park



A UNESCO World Heritage site due to its cultural and geological history, Thingvellir National Park is one place you cannot miss on your trip to Iceland. Historically known to be the home of Iceland’s Althing (a general assembly), this diverse landscape showcases more than 40% of Iceland’s flora.

On our Iceland's Golden Circle & Volcanic Highlands Multi-Adventure Tour, you can experience this stunning national park, making your way between tectonic plates as you hike out to a waterfall. You’ll also get some time to check out Iceland’s largest natural lake, Thingvallavatn.

Thórsmörk Valley



Considered one of the most photographic places in Iceland, the valley of Thórsmörk (meaning “the forest of Thor”) lies between the spectacular Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull Glaciers in the southern Highlands.

Thórsmörk is one of our favorite locations to hike in Iceland. The surrounding mountains and glaciers not only offer a majestic backdrop but also protect Thórsmörk Valley from harsh elements, creating a temperate climate even during the winter.

Experience this valley away from the crowds on our Iceland Glaciers & Coast Multi-Adventure Tour. Among the highlights we explore is Gigjökull Glacier on the slopes of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which hit global news during its massive eruption in 2010.

Interested in discovering the Land of Fire and Ice with us? Check out our Iceland Walking & Hiking and Multi-Adventure.

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