Routes in Iceland

With currently 254 routes all around Iceland there are plenty of options for outdoor enthusiasts. In total 250 hiking routes and 4 running routes are waiting to be explored. We know it’s hard to pick one, so here’s an overview of some of the best routes around Iceland.
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Long-Distance Hiking Colors, shapes and contrasts of the Fjallabak nature reserve
78.1 km
25:00 h
2620 m
2060 m
This spectacular multi-day tour takes you about 80 km through nearly the entire range of Icelandic primeval landscapes.
from Reiner Drewe,   Community
6.9 km
2:30 h
377 m
377 m
The hike to Bláhnúkur in good weather is a very recommendable tour in a dreamlike landscape.
from Reiner Drewe,   Community
17.7 km
7:15 h
606 m
608 m
Turistika do oblasti bludných balvanov Stórurð, ktorá leží na úpätí sopečného pohoria Dyrfjöll. Vďaka nádherným scenériám patrí Stórurð medzi ...
from Epic Adventures,   Community
Mountain Hike · Iceland

Epic Adventures - Kirkjufell

3.1 km
3:00 h
424 m
424 m
Zábavný a adrenalínový výstup na známu islandskú horu Kirkjufell. Jej vrchol ponúka nádherné výhľady na polostrov Snæfellsnes.
from Epic Adventures,   Community
Hiking route · Iceland


130.3 km
38:00 h
3906 m
3654 m
11-day backpacking trip from Skógar to Áfangagil via Landmannalaugar
from Kasper Geuns,   Community
Long Distance Ski Touring · Iceland

Glacier Hundar

184.8 km
51:46 h
2110 m
3084 m
This was a 10-day trip on mostly flat glacier, so cross-country skis were the most comfortable and useful and we just needed to walk for sections ...

Epic Adventures - Gjáin

Turistika do malého čadíčového údolia Gjáin, ktoré pripomína stratený svet uprostred sopečnej pustiny.

Epic Adventures - Thakgil - Huldujökull

Turistika nad známim kaňonom Thakgil, cez opustenú sopečnú krajinu, až k nádhernej vyhliadke nad ľadovcovým splazom Huldujökull. Turitická trasa plná jedinečných scenérií a pravej islandskej divočiny.

Landmannalaugar - Bláhnúkur - Grænagil Round Trip

Route over the most attractive view point on the Bláhnúkur and back through the colorful Grængil riverbed and lava fields

Traverse17° - A walk across Iceland

Traverse17° is a 600km unsupported coast-to-coast traverse of Iceland to some of the most isolated places left in Europe.

Laugarfell Waterfalls Circle

Waterfalls over waterfalls in a stunning landscape, completed with a bath in the hot spring of the Laugarfell lodge.

Pingvellir Roundtour

The canyon and the waterfall are beautiful but very crowded. Once you get away from the crowd it's a nice walk.


Tour from Siglufjörður to Olafsfjörður along route of marked walking route. Route takes on 3 saddles and finished with a long flat descent down Garðsalut.

Dimmuborgir - Hverfjall Roundtrip

Round trip through fascinating lava formations up the ash crater with a wonderful view.


Spectacular round walk through steaming stones and boiling springs.


Nice walk to Svartfoss, a basalt column waterfall and back by an old farm house open to visitors.

Bei Thingvellir

Kleine Tour in der Gegend von Thingvellir durch eine recht abwechslungsreiche Landschaft. Viele Erdspalten auf dem Weg. Manchmal ist der Weg etwas steinig oder eng, aber insgesamt sehr einfach zu laufen. Die Strecke verläuft auf offiziellen Wegen, die Ausschilderung ist ziemlich gut.

WANDELPUNT IJsland Snaefell

(EN) A great walk to the top of a snow-capped vulcano (1833 m.)(NL) Een toffe wandeling naar de top van een met sneeuw bedekte vulkaan (1833 m.)

WANDELPUNT IJsland Selfoss en Dettifoss

(EN) An easy stroll from the parking lot to the spectacular views of the Selfoss and Dettifoss canyon and waterfalls. (NL) Een gemakkelijke wandeling vanaf de parking naar de spectaculaire Selfoss en Dettifoss canyon en watervallen.

WANDELPUNT IJsland Jokulsarlon

(EN) An easy stroll around the magnificant lake.(NL) Een makkelijke wandeling omheen het prachtige meer.

Iceland Crossing North South adventure

We crossed Iceland from the northernmost to the southernmost point on foot in 27 days. We started on August 5th 2018 in Rifstangi and finished on August 31st at Kötlutangi.

Vik - Reynisfjall

Stunning views and puffins

Vatna hike

Hike in vatnajokull park

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