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Various hiking trails can be found all over North Iceland. Below you can see a map with different hiking trails. General information can be found by clicking on each route. The level of difficulty is then defined as can be seen below. Many companies offer guided tours and they are published below the hiking trails.

 

Easy
Good and smooth paths are usually without significant obstacles or difficulties.

Moderate
Paths that can include longer rough and difficult sections and obstacles such as unbridged streams and smaller rivers, loose gravel, high ascents, etc.

Challenging
Paths that include obstacles and difficulties such as larger unbridged rivers, steep slopes, and cliffs. Can be dangerous in bad conditions. 

Álkugil canyon in Vatnsdalur

Álkugil canyon in Vatnsdalur

The river Álftarskálará runs through an awe-inspiring canyon called Álkugil.
Ánastaðastapi cliff

Ánastaðastapi cliff

Ánastaðastapi is a beautiful cliff just off the shore next to Ánastaðir farm in western Vatnsnes.
Beinahóll and Kjalfell

Beinahóll and Kjalfell

There is a jeep trail to Beinahóll, but from there the terrain is sand, gravel and rock.
Borgarsandur beach

Borgarsandur beach

Borgarsandur sand is a fun outdoor activity area next to Sauðárkrókur. The starting point is by the junction of road no. 744 and 75.
Bottom of Miðfjörður

Bottom of Miðfjörður

This is an easy walk where the sea air fills your lungs, the birds sing in your ears and the view over Strandafjöll mountains is breath-taking.
Brandagil - Húkur

Brandagil - Húkur

Easy walk along a trail. Scenic and peaceful route.
Dimmuborgir, Mývatn

Dimmuborgir, Mývatn

Dimmuborgir have excellent walking paths making it suitable for all and very good wheelchair access as well.
Dúfunesfell

Dúfunesfell

Dúfunesfell from Kjölur mountain road
Hnjúkar Blönduós

Hnjúkar Blönduós

Gravel road throughout but easy hike.
Jökulsárgljúfur canyon

Jökulsárgljúfur canyon

A two-day walking route through Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, between Dettifoss and Ásbyrgi.
Jörundarfell from the north

Jörundarfell from the north

The route is not suitable for those with a fear of heights.
Jörundarfell from the south

Jörundarfell from the south

The route is not suitable for those with a fear of heights.
Káraborg - Klambrar

Káraborg - Klambrar

At Klambrar there is a renovated stone house that was built in 1880-1885 and now has protected status.
Lombervegur road

Lombervegur road

The road was created at the beginning of the 20th century to connect the farms Aðalból in Austurárdalur valley and Efri Núpur in Núpsdalur valley and
Miklagil canyon

Miklagil canyon

Miklagil canyon used to be one of the most dreaded barriers for those crossing Holtavörðuheiði in previous times. The canyon lies from southwest to no
Mt. Múlakolla

Mt. Múlakolla

Múlakolla is often called the outpost of the fjord, it is 984 meters high and offers spectacular views of mountains and valleys.
Mt. Rauðkollur in Víðidalur

Mt. Rauðkollur in Víðidalur

A challenging hike to mt. Rauðkollur.
Mt. Rjúpnafell

Mt. Rjúpnafell

Mt. Rjúpnafell hiking trail
Mt. Þrándarhlíðarfjall

Mt. Þrándarhlíðarfjall

Hiking Þrándarhlíðarfjall is quite difficult as it involves considerable elevation, but the view from the peak is beautiful in all directions.
Nesbjörg ridge

Nesbjörg ridge

Easy hike to Nesbjörg ridge.
Raufarhöfn town walk

Raufarhöfn town walk

A scenic and easy walk that is suitable for everyone.
Rauðkollur and Þjófafell

Rauðkollur and Þjófafell

Rauðkollur and Þjófafell hiking trails
Reykir to Sveðjustaðir

Reykir to Sveðjustaðir

Take an easy hike from Reykir to Sveðjustaðir
Reykjahóll hill in Varmahlíð

Reykjahóll hill in Varmahlíð

From the top of the hill, there is a panorama view of the mountain circle and panoramic disc with all their names.
Selárgil canyon

Selárgil canyon

The canyon is spectacular and has a few exceptionally beautiful waterfalls. Some of the waterfalls can only be seen from one side of the canyon, so th
Skútustaðir craters

Skútustaðir craters

One short and one long walking route around the remarkable Skútustaðir craters.
Spákonufell

Spákonufell

Spákonufell is a mountain with a marked walking trail next to Skagaströnd.
Stafanúpur

Stafanúpur

Stafanúpur, challenging hike
Steinbogi

Steinbogi

Steinbogi (Stone Arch) in Víðidalur
Strýtur

Strýtur

Strýtur, challenging hike
Tunguhnjúkur

Tunguhnjúkur

Start walking from Brúarhlíð in Blöndudalur. A comfortable hike with excellent views over Langidalur, Vatnsskarð and into the highlands.
Tunguhnjúkur peak

Tunguhnjúkur peak

Tunguhnjúkur peak in Laxárdalur, challenging hike.
Tunguhnjúkur peak in Blöndudalur

Tunguhnjúkur peak in Blöndudalur

Tunguhnjúkur peak in Blöndudalur
Æsustaðafjall mountain

Æsustaðafjall mountain

Terrain is grass, sand, rock and gravel.
Þrístapar and Vatnsdalshólar

Þrístapar and Vatnsdalshólar

Þrístapar and Vatnsdalshólar, easy walk. Please do not walk outside of marked paths and show consideration for flora and fauna
Þrælsfell on Mt. Vatnsnesfjall

Þrælsfell on Mt. Vatnsnesfjall

Þrælsfell is about 895 m high and the highest peak on Vatnsnesfjall mountain. Please make sure to get permission for the farmers at Helguhvammur befor

Hiking Trails

Álkugil canyon in Vatnsdalur
The river Álftarskálará runs through an awe-inspiring canyon called Álkugil.
Ánastaðastapi cliff
Ánastaðastapi is a beautiful cliff just off the shore next to Ánastaðir farm in western Vatnsnes.
Beinahóll and Kjalfell
There is a jeep trail to Beinahóll, but from there the terrain is sand, gravel and rock.
Borgarsandur beach
Borgarsandur sand is a fun outdoor activity area next to Sauðárkrókur. The starting point is by the junction of road no. 744 and 75.
Bottom of Miðfjörður
This is an easy walk where the sea air fills your lungs, the birds sing in your ears and the view over Strandafjöll mountains is breath-taking.
Brandagil - Húkur
Easy walk along a trail. Scenic and peaceful route.
Dimmuborgir, Mývatn
Dimmuborgir have excellent walking paths making it suitable for all and very good wheelchair access as well.
Dúfunesfell
Dúfunesfell from Kjölur mountain road
Hnjúkar Blönduós
Gravel road throughout but easy hike.
Jökulsárgljúfur canyon
A two-day walking route through Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, between Dettifoss and Ásbyrgi.
Jörundarfell from the north
The route is not suitable for those with a fear of heights.
Jörundarfell from the south
The route is not suitable for those with a fear of heights.
Káraborg - Klambrar
At Klambrar there is a renovated stone house that was built in 1880-1885 and now has protected status.
Lombervegur road
The road was created at the beginning of the 20th century to connect the farms Aðalból in Austurárdalur valley and Efri Núpur in Núpsdalur valley and enable the farmers to play the game of Lomber at each other's farms.
Miklagil canyon
Miklagil canyon used to be one of the most dreaded barriers for those crossing Holtavörðuheiði in previous times. The canyon lies from southwest to northeast, south of the abandoned farm Grænumýrartunga and road no. 1 crossed the canyon via bridge.
Mt. Múlakolla
Múlakolla is often called the outpost of the fjord, it is 984 meters high and offers spectacular views of mountains and valleys.
Mt. Rauðkollur in Víðidalur
A challenging hike to mt. Rauðkollur.
Mt. Rjúpnafell
Mt. Rjúpnafell hiking trail
Mt. Þrándarhlíðarfjall
Hiking Þrándarhlíðarfjall is quite difficult as it involves considerable elevation, but the view from the peak is beautiful in all directions.
Nesbjörg ridge
Easy hike to Nesbjörg ridge.
Rauðkollur and Þjófafell
Rauðkollur and Þjófafell hiking trails
Raufarhöfn town walk
A scenic and easy walk that is suitable for everyone.
Reykir to Sveðjustaðir
Take an easy hike from Reykir to Sveðjustaðir
Reykjahóll hill in Varmahlíð
From the top of the hill, there is a panorama view of the mountain circle and panoramic disc with all their names.
Selárgil canyon
The canyon is spectacular and has a few exceptionally beautiful waterfalls. Some of the waterfalls can only be seen from one side of the canyon, so the best course of action is to walk up on one side and return on the other. It is advisable to bring light wading shoes to wade over the river.
Skútustaðir craters
One short and one long walking route around the remarkable Skútustaðir craters.
Spákonufell
Spákonufell is a mountain with a marked walking trail next to Skagaströnd.
Stafanúpur
Stafanúpur, challenging hike
Steinbogi
Steinbogi (Stone Arch) in Víðidalur
Strýtur
Strýtur, challenging hike
Tunguhnjúkur
Start walking from Brúarhlíð in Blöndudalur. A comfortable hike with excellent views over Langidalur, Vatnsskarð and into the highlands.
Tunguhnjúkur peak
Tunguhnjúkur peak in Laxárdalur, challenging hike.
Tunguhnjúkur peak in Blöndudalur
Tunguhnjúkur peak in Blöndudalur
Þrístapar and Vatnsdalshólar
Þrístapar and Vatnsdalshólar, easy walk. Please do not walk outside of marked paths and show consideration for flora and fauna
Þrælsfell on Mt. Vatnsnesfjall
Þrælsfell is about 895 m high and the highest peak on Vatnsnesfjall mountain. Please make sure to get permission for the farmers at Helguhvammur before proceeding by vehicle to Káraborg.
Æsustaðafjall mountain
Terrain is grass, sand, rock and gravel.

Hiking Companies

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Lifandi leiðsögn Skagfirðingabraut 35 550 Sauðárkrókur 899-3551
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TrollTravel.is Báta Dokkin 580 Siglufjörður 898-7180
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The Touring Club of Akureyri Strandgata 23 600 Akureyri 462-2720
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Alkemia / Helgafell Retreat Center Helgafell 606 Akureyri 847-4133
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Guesthouse Staðarhóll Staðarhóll, Aðaldalur 641 Húsavík 464-3707
Guesthouse Stöng Mývatnssveit 660 Mývatn 464-4252
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Guesthouse Eldá / Helluhraun / Birkihraun Helluhraun 15 660 Mývatn 464-4220