The Best Trails in Iceland

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  • near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    283.34mi
    Elevation +
    18681f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Snæfellsnes peninsula in one (long) day from Reykjavík Photo of Snæfellsnes peninsula in one (long) day from Reykjavík Photo of Snæfellsnes peninsula in one (long) day from Reykjavík

    Snæfellsnes is my favorit part of iceland . You will find here waterfalls, glacier, nice cliffs, seals , a lot of birds , hot pots and many many more interesting things. You can see all peninsula in one (long) day from R...

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  • Iceland South - Fjallsárlón

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    near Jökulsárlón, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.69mi
    Elevation +
    312f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Iceland South - Fjallsárlón Photo of Iceland South - Fjallsárlón Photo of Iceland South - Fjallsárlón

    Iceland South - Route 1 - Fjallsárlón View of Fjallsárlón Glacier Lake Very easy. Great View. Fjallsárlón is a glacier lake at the south end of the Icelandic glacier Vatnajökull. Fjallsjökull which is part of the ...

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  • near Skógar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    36.53mi
    Elevation +
    5338f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Iceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork Photo of Iceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork Photo of Iceland, Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork

    Day 1 = Landmannalaugar Park Trailhead to Hrafntinussker Hut. Do not start this trek without first visiting the hot springs at the park/trailhead. They're certain to be crowded, and many of the bathers chose to bathe au...

    Hi! Thanks for sharing! The trail is easy to follow and all the info is correct. We did it this July 2015 and had a b...
    Seneketh
    Yay! I did it! Your info was exactly what I found on the trail. I had better weather than you did in your experience, t...
    Traipse
    очень рекомендую, маршрут достаточно простой и очень живописный
    Avemondo
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  • Hafnarfjall 22.04.2010

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    near Borgarnes, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.40mi
    Elevation +
    2454f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 4.84
    Photo of Hafnarfjall 22.04.2010 Photo of Hafnarfjall 22.04.2010 Photo of Hafnarfjall 22.04.2010

    First day of Summer according to Icelandic tradition. Anyway still kind of Winter looking and Icy on the top. Excellent weather though and a great view

    Thanks for this track. It was an amazing walk in the wintertime and it‘s, as you wrote easy except the last meters to th...
    Skorwider
    Thank you for uploading this wonderful trial! Today I enjoyed to follow your trail and it was excellent, with fantastic ...
    Schmetterling24
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  • Ernir 20.07.2010

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    Hiking
    near Kirkjubær, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.38mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 3.33
    Photo of Ernir 20.07.2010 Photo of Ernir 20.07.2010 Photo of Ernir 20.07.2010

    Ernir is opposite to the town Isafjordur. Best to do this one second half of the day I guess to have the sun in it´s best position, but not to late since then the town will be in shadow when you get up there. Little bit ...

    see my comment. ;-)
    TrekkingBaer
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  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.78mi
    Elevation +
    1050f
    TrailRank
    48
    Photo of Islandia: Skaftafell Sjónarnípa-Svartifoss-Sel Photo of Islandia: Skaftafell Sjónarnípa-Svartifoss-Sel Photo of Islandia: Skaftafell Sjónarnípa-Svartifoss-Sel

    Nice easy circular route leaving from the parking of Skaftafell. About 500m from the start of the route, take a small path to the right instead of following the main path towards Svartifoss. Note that at this point there...

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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.71mi
    Elevation +
    2572f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop

    First off, this is an amazing hike just 45min drive from Reykjavik, if you have the time, definitely do it. Start the hike at the Dalakaffi parking spot. I've seen people walk to the warm river in Flip-flops but for t...

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    Jon Bjarnason
    Really nice hike! Went to the warm river by following the “tourist-highway” . Lovely to go back the other way around. Be...
    Andreas5800
    Great hike, it's a must for everyone.
    Norbert Zoho
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  • Laugavegur - variant

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    near Skeiðflötur, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    33.66mi
    Elevation +
    6204f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Laugavegur - variant Photo of Laugavegur - variant

    When I was asked to upload the Laugavegur trail I found that although I've hiked this route often in recent years I have never actually followed the "official" trail over its entire length. Rather than stitch together a ...

    One of the most beautiful trails I've done. Everchanging, unique scenery, great trail planning. Weather conditions affe...
    partyzan
    yay!
    Problema
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  • Iceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley

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    Hiking
    near Höfn, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.88mi
    Elevation +
    748f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Iceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley Photo of Iceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley Photo of Iceland East - Vatnsdalur Valley

    Iceland East - Snæfellsleið (F909) - Vatnsdalur Valley This valley is at the East side of Iceland, north of Snaefell Mountain. Starting point for hiking. Nice and easy hiking path if you have extra time after Snaefe...

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  • near Staðastaður, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.95mi
    Elevation +
    3383f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Hólsfjall Tröllatindar: 07 NOV 2009 09:47 Photo of Hólsfjall Tröllatindar: 07 NOV 2009 09:47 Photo of Hólsfjall Tröllatindar: 07 NOV 2009 09:47

    Hiking in Snaefellsnes mountains with marvellus view over mountains to east and west plus glacier Snæfellsjökull (Snaefellsjokull). First 350 altitude upp steep hill but rather easy after that.

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  • Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.24mi
    Elevation +
    1178f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel

    This track starts at the school hut of the Junior College in Reykjavík; Menntaskólasetrið. It leads up the valley Grensdalur, where there are numerous hot springs, mud puds and colorful precipitation in the soil. The tra...

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  • Þórðarhöfði

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    near Hofsós, Norðurland Vestra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.04mi
    Elevation +
    696f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Þórðarhöfði Photo of Þórðarhöfði Photo of Þórðarhöfði

    [Català] Excursió cap a Þórðarhöfði. Només hi ha camí marcat al principi. Unes vistes excepcionals. És millor tornar pel tram d'anada (més al nord) que no pas pel què hi ha marcat perquè és millor zona. [English] R...

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  • near Starmýri, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.94mi
    Elevation +
    1243f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of HVANNAGIL CANYON. JOKULSÁ I LÓNI RIVER. STAFAFELL Photo of HVANNAGIL CANYON. JOKULSÁ I LÓNI RIVER. STAFAFELL Photo of HVANNAGIL CANYON. JOKULSÁ I LÓNI RIVER. STAFAFELL

    Jökulsá i Lóni és un gran riu procedent de l'est de la gelera Vatnajökull. El seu curs baixa per un accidentat paisatge de Lonsöraefa abans d’arribar a formar un delta que acaba a Lónsvik. En el seu curs, rep l’aigua de ...

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  • near Skaftafell, Austurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.74mi
    Elevation +
    778f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Skaftafell. Svartifoss - Sjónarsker - Sel Photo of Skaftafell. Svartifoss - Sjónarsker - Sel Photo of Skaftafell. Svartifoss - Sjónarsker - Sel

    Beautiful circular route in Skaftafell, in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park. The route goes first to the famous Svartifoss waterfall, later goes to Sjónarster hill, where there is a spectacular view. From t...

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  • Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad

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    Off Road
    near Laugarvatn, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    40.40mi
    Elevation +
    5440f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad Photo of Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad Photo of Skjaldbreiður 1060m Winter offroad

    3 Super jeeps offroad whole way to the top Skjaldbreiđur 1060m hight. Super adventure with great companny 4x4 enthusiasts. Thanks to Axel, best offroad driver in Selfoss. Video from this trip: https://www.youtube.com/...

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  • Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð

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    Mountain Bike
    near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.55mi
    Elevation +
    722f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð

    Nice little track with good climbs, flowy singletrack and technical downhill section at the end. Start from the parking lot at Sleggjubeinaskarð and head back on the tarmac towards the main powerplant. Soon after take a...

    The downhill part in the end has been ruined, the path has been modified for hikers with stairs and steps so the flow is...
    Andrea Sigurðardóttir
    Interesting area and nice track but the final downhill with steep abrupt sections and loose grit looked a bit too scary ...
    mieva
    Surprising range of diversity in terms of trail material in only 14km. Gravel roads to quite technical rocky sections, m...
    Larusarni
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  • near Ás, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    17.02mi
    Elevation +
    4806f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Ok volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18) Photo of Ok volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18) Photo of Ok volcano from Húsafell, Iceland (08-03-18)

    The Ok is a typical shield volcano with a very wide base compared to its height. This basically means that you have to walk a lot to get to the top, although the slopes are normally very gentle. The steepest part of this...

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  • Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil

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    near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.89mi
    Elevation +
    1667f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil Photo of Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil Photo of Iceland South - Thakgil - Þakgil

    Road from Vik - Route 1 - Route 214 Parking - Camping Thakgil - Þakgil Start here many walking trials with view on Katla Volcano and Myrdalsjokull Glacier

    We started the hike a bit before Þakgil. Beautiful mountains, but cloudy so we didn't see the glacier.
    joeljons
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  • Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Rauðamelur, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.91mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11 Photo of Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11 Photo of Hafursfell 2012-09-22 18:05:11

    Great hike at Hafursfell and suprising view and walking after narrow trail. Wold be ranked as Moderate if you skip peak 2 (Stillur).

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  • near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.69mi
    Elevation +
    873f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.92
    Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike

    Source: afar.com ICELANDIC HOT SPRING RIVER HIKE The town of Hveragerdi, 40 minutes west of Reykjavik is known for it's intense geothermal activity. I read online (thanks wikitravel) that about an hour's hike north o...

    Great experience in the snow. Got quite lucky with the weather, clear sky. May be quite tricky if visibility isn't good.
    Fen Ferreira
    Super cadre de rando ! Et la fin avec le baignade est super !!
    Pohu
    Great hike, with a hot bath in the river...just arrive early to be alone
    Trodonski
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  • Fimmvordúhals Part 1

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    Hiking
    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.37mi
    Elevation +
    2264f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Fimmvordúhals Part 1 Photo of Fimmvordúhals Part 1 Photo of Fimmvordúhals Part 1

    Amazing hiking between Skogafoss and Thorsmork. We walked 1/3 of the way due to weather conditions, - heavy rain and fog, etc. Park the car close to the breath-taking Skogafoss waterfall and simply follow the track th...

    Top !!! Nice views .
    vandammeh
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  • Snæfellsjökull traverse

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ólafsvík, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.99mi
    Elevation +
    4751f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Snæfellsjökull traverse Photo of Snæfellsjökull traverse Photo of Snæfellsjökull traverse

    I've wanted to do this for a long time - and then I went ahead and did it :-) We had been having a heat wave for days, the temperature hovered around 20°C and there was no wind. Luckily I had plenty of liquids because...

    Hey! Thank you so much for sharing this track. Could you please tell us the current state of the road? Is it feasible wi...
    elius94
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