The natural landscape of Iceland consists of very beautiful hills and mountains that cover approximately half of the country. With such beautiful and amazing mountains in Iceland, it is naturally made for hiking and trekking.
There are lots of things to do in Iceland and places to visit in Iceland which includes icy glaciers, hot geysers, steaming springs, and majestic waterfalls. To explore Iceland in the best way, hiking is the perfect way to do it. We are here to tell you about the best hiking trails in Iceland, so book Iceland tours and get another memorable trip to Iceland.
The Fimmvörðuháls Trek
It is the 2nd most famous hiking trek in Iceland with a length of 25 kilometers. You can get on this trek from two points i.e. from Skógar, the top of Skógafoss Waterfall or from Thorsmörk that will end at Skógafoss.
The hikers mostly take two days to complete this trek while staying in the huts on the mountain trail. If you have started from Skógafoss, you will move along with Skógá River and will see a lot of waterfalls along your way.
Glymur Waterfall hike
The Glymur waterfall hike is 390 feet high and will lead you to the second highest waterfall. This hike is situated at the end of Hvalfjörður which is located around an hour drive from the capital city. Along the way, you will see the picturesque cave, steep gorge and on exciting views of canyon and waterfalls.
On the beginning of your hike and in the middle, you will come across two beautiful rivers, which you should cross by foot. It would be surely one of the exploratory hiking trek neat the Reykjavík.
Mount Esja hike
If you are short of time and looking for some less time required hiking trek then Mount Esja is best for you. It is situated 30 minutes drive away from Reykjavik. During the summer season, mostly the people living in the capital city used to hike the Mount Esja. You will have an outstanding view of the capital from the top of Esja.
Walk to the hot river in Reykjadalur
The Reykjadalur lies near Reykjavik a bit outside the Hveragerdi. It is the hiking trail where you can walk for a number of hours until you reach the hot river spring. On reaching there, you can take a wonderful bath and wash out of the dirt of the whole day.
The Seljavallalaug hike
If you are willing to go a bit farther from the capital city, then the Seljavallalaug hike is best for you. This trail will enable you to witness one of the old swimming pool in Iceland and even you can take a dip. It is located close to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and it will require 30 minutes walk to reach the top.
We hope you enjoy hiking on your Iceland your with many other things to do in Iceland and places to visit in Iceland. Book Iceland tour and explore unique things which you can’t find anywhere else.