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Hiking tours

During recent years, services for walkers and hikers have increased significantly in North Iceland tourism. 

The hallmark of North Iceland for walkers is its wide variety of trails. In the vicinity of Sauðárkrókur, for example, there are easy routes for the whole family, while quite demanding terrain awaits in the next mountain range to the east, such as near Hólar in Hjaltadalur valley and at many places in the Tröllaskagi mountains between Skagafjörður and Eyjafjörður. The peninsula east of Eyjafjörður, as well as many other areas, displays remnants of deserted communities; anyone interested in the Icelandic sagas, on the other hand, might try the Húnavatn counties for tracing the steps of heroes like Grettir.

Many mountainous areas have huts owned by the touring clubs for hiker accommodation, whereas the lowland parts of North Iceland offer an assortment of lodging in both urban and rural areas.

There is no difficulty linking your walk to fishing, a museum, a boat ride, whale watching, observing seals, river rafting, horse riding or whatever else - plenty is happening in North Iceland.

Just put on your hiking boots - here is where you will find adventure!

Geo Travel Iceland
Geo Travel is a carbon neutral, family run tour operator and a travel agency in North Iceland. Small groups and personal service is our speciality. We offer a variety of pre-organised day tours, tailor made private tours and all inclusive tour packages and brakes.  All our guides are locals to the area and making adventures is our passion.    Among the options of activities we offer are    - Super Jeep Tours of North Iceland highlights and hidden gem's  - Cultural sightseeing experiences - Photography tours Hiking and trekking tours - Birdwatching and biology - Dog sledding by Lake Mývatn  - Cross country skiing  - Hiking and trekking tours - Multi day Highlands expeditions  -Snow mobile tours - www.myvatnsnowmobile.is
The Hidden People & Elves of Akureyri’s Botanical Gardens
Guided walks in English through Huldustígur the Hidden Trail  It takes about 1 hour with the guidance of Bryndis Fjóla who is a seer and horticulturist. The walk takes you slowly through the Botanical Garden in Akureyri and Bryndis Fjóla will talk about the hidden people and elves that dwell in the garden. She will tell you about their roles in existence and the messages they bring both today and in ancient times.   The hidden people and elves have always wanted to live in harmony among us, sharing the earth’s precious ecosystem. Generations of stories passed down through the centuries tell how we are linked together in nature. They save the lives of those lost at sea or in snowstorms, show us how to find hot or cold clean water, and where to place a healthy farm. They have taught us about our valuable natural resources, and now they wish to teach us about balance. Huldustígur trail is a token of my appreciation and gratitude for them.  Price: EUR 45 per person. No more than 15-20 people in a mixed group. (2023)  Children 12 years old and under enjoy free admission. Private tours: Minimum of 10 persons/minimum price EUR 450 per tour. (2023)  The Huldustígur, Hidden Trail map  The Hidden Trail map of the Botanical Garden will be sold as a souvenir in the garden, at the cafe LYST. The map is useful for those who wish to walk slowly in their own time around the garden and explore the habitats of the hidden people and elves. The Hidden Trail map is a souvenir that will make the visit an adventurous and memorable experience while at the same time acquiring a beautiful Icelandic design in the form of a tablecloth and/or a dish towel that serves as a reminder of a unique experience and the bountiful gifts of Mother Earth.
Arctic Trip
Arctic Trip was founded in 2015 by Halla Ingolfsdottir, a highly experienced guide with over 20 years of experience in guiding travelers around North Iceland, in Eyjafjordur and in particular in Grímsey where she has spent most of her days. Although recently founded, Arctic Trip has been in the making for several years; collecting experience, making social and business connections, testing the natural elements and wildlife. Halla has a passion for storytelling and the outdoors and she and her team is very excited to welcome you to the remote island of Grímsey, to be on top of the world! Arctic Trip was founded with the mission that everybody should enjoy a relaxed stay, to nourish their mind. We believe people should spend their holiday renewing themselves and creating memories that will last a lifetime. We respect the environment, the wildlife and the tender and fragile nature of Iceland. Preservation and respect for the nature is a key factor in the Arctic Trip manifesto.
SBA-Norðurleið
SBA-Norðurleið specialices in public transport.  The company also offers scheduled sightseeing tours from Akureyri to the natural beauty spots in the North-East of Iceland as well as bus hire for groups. The staff at SBA-Norðurleið has an extencive experience in arrangements for all group sizes. A big task each summer is arranging sightseeing tours for passengers on pleasure cruises and guided tours for up to 2200 passengers have been organised. SBA-Norðurleið can, at a short notice, provide coaches for group travel for short and long tours to any part of Iceland and excursions can be organised to suit everyone´s requirements.
Iceland Yurt
Experience nature in a unique and comfortable way year round.   For the last six years, we have been living in Iceland with our two young kids in our Mongolian Yurt that we built ourselves. Living close to nature all year round. We want to give other people the opportunity to also have that experience: Listen to the birds singing, the sound of a raven flying by or enjoy hearing the raindrops falling on the tent while you snuggle up next to the woodstove with a good book.   Stay in your own wool isolated heated Mongolian Yurt in the Icelandic countryside close to Akureyri in summer and winter.   Our yurts (or Ger in Mongolian, which translates as home) are spacious. The big yurt is about 30m2 and 6 meters or 18 feet across. We also have smaller ones (for couples or young families) with a diameter of 5 meters. We have yurts available for 2 to 5 people. All yurts have comfortable beds and are equipped with a wood stove so you can get cozy at the fireplace or make tea/coffee or some Icelandic pancakes.   Our yurts are ideally situated at 2.5 miles or 4 km from road nr.1 or just a 6-minute drive from the town of Akureyri.   The camp is a perfect starting point for hikes or cross-country skiing directly from the front door of the yurt. And for exploring the North of Iceland, which has a lot of natural wonders to offer such as the Goðafoss waterfall, one of the prettiest waterfalls in Iceland, only 30 minutes drive away. And Lake Mývatn, a unique area even for Iceland, because there are many different things together: boiling mud pots, rich birdlife, lava formations, and beautiful nature.  And Jarðböðin, the North Icelandic version of the Blue Lagoon, all at about 45 minutes drive. The North of Iceland is a lot less visited than the South and especially during the off-season September-May, you can still get the place to yourself.   There are many activities you can do around Akureyri: whale watching, horse riding, mountain biking, hiking to name a few. There are three geothermal swimming pools close by.   If you want to know more or want to get some secret tips or ideas for walks, trail runs or excursions just ask Erwin, he has been tour guiding in the area since 2012 and is working in winter as a ski –and snowboard instructor at the local ski resort, and likes to go out for a run or bike ride in his spare time. Or book a session outside to enjoy the healing sounds blending in with natural sounds and sensations under the bare sky.  Iceland Yurt also invites you to enjoy wellness treatments. In the Gaia God/dess Temple Gaia hofið which is in a unique hand-carved Mongolian Yurt, Thora Solveig leads ceremonies, meditations and guides conscious breath, and movements/dance. Thora (Solla) gives deep relaxation and sound healing with sacred instruments like Gong and crystal singing bowls. She also offers individual treatments with a special crystal tuning fork and pure essential oils for deep healing, cleansing, and balancing. Please reserve for couples, groups or individuals inside the temple or outside in nature where nature's serene and rejuvenating sounds merge with the healing frequencies and vibrations from the instruments.   We are looking forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our yurts!   Solla and Erwin  Some words from our guests: ‘Amazing yurt, very cozy and warm. Beautiful view in such a quiet place’ ‘This place is truly amazing. The kids will be talking about their stay in the yurt for a long time to come´ ´This was such a fun and memorable experience for myself, my husband, and our 2-year old son.´ ´We stayed at Iceland Yurt with three of us when travelling around Iceland in August. I have never slept in a yurt before and I am really impressed how clean and comfortable everything was. The yurt is really cozy with a stove in the middle, the beds are great and there are plenty of woollen blankets and pillows. We fell asleep listening to the light drizzle of rain outside and woke up next morning to a beautiful view over Akureyri and with a great breakfast lovingly prepared in a small cooling box. The hosts are so nice and welcoming and I'll gladly stay here again.´   ´Amazing experience with Solla- felt like a part inside of me was awaken again and I felt new born after!! I felt like in peace surrounded with relaxing and nourishing healing bowls and  gong sounds, touching the body and soul- and Solla guided me with a respectful and intuitive way through sounds and touch to remember my own being again. A deep and healing experience - I warmly recommend to receive a healing session with Solla! So grateful to get the first private session with her!´ (in the Gaia Temple).
Scandinavia Travel North
Scandinavia Travel North  is a destination management company operating in northeast Iceland, with special focus on walking and hiking tours in Húsavík, Diamond Circle packages and the northern region of the country in general. Our staff knows the area, that is why our tagline is: Travel North Iceland – We know the way! We offer full range of quality travel services, including transportation, tours, guiding, accommodation and outdoor activities booking, events, meals etc.   Scandinavia Travel North specializes in well defined customized tours for an unforgettable experience.   Besides standard tours, day tours or package tours, we do also design and run special routes off the beaten path. Our customized tours might lead you to some of the highlights of Iceland, but also to some less known or a bit hidden treasures, for an even more meaningful experience of exploring the country. We like to share with you both interesting and inspirational stories, and explain to you a bit about our culture, traditions and heritage. Groups are in good hands with us as we offers both professional and customised travel services, such as land arrangements, excursions, accommodations and activities. We have available a selection of programs, but we do offer as well tailor made itineraries and tours according to your wishes, special requests, time frame, budget and circumstances.  For small groups, friends, families or individual travellers, we offer readymade packages or tours, as private service, self-drive program, or in cooperation with other available resources. Scandinavia Travel North aims to meet traveller´s needs by organising full service itineraries that are inspiring, exploring and allow you to enjoy the moment.  And give you the opportunity to improve competence, wellbeing and self-awareness. We like the way of slow travel, and remind you that travelling in Iceland should take time as here are so many different places and ways to experience the vast beauty of Iceland. In addition to leisure tours and nature based tours, sightseeing tours and activities, we like to offer theme tours adjusted for special interests. For example; geology tours, birdwatching, photography tours, energy (sustainability) as well as food and culture tours.   We are happy to assist you with all aspects of your trip, whether it is educational programs, incentive, group, business or individual travelling, as long as it is within frame of ability and profession of our network. Even though Iceland and the weather can be bit unsure and adventurous in part, we like to express various seasons, with it´s different character and charm. We have more than the rest. Six seasons – More opportunities. More reason to visit again....and again.   For tour operators and travel agents we offer complete service for land arrangements in Iceland. Scandinavia Travel North is a fully licenced Travel Agency.
Fjalladýrð
At Fjalladýrð Tourist Services, we provide our guests with the chance to experience traditional food, culture, and accommodation in peaceful surroundings. On our premises you will find a variety of nature walks and other forms of outdoor recreation. The Fjalladýrð team is conscious about the environment and we try to meet all the environmental challenges running a tourist service constitutes. We offer personal service, with the goal of allowing our customers to get closer to their origins. We work to achieve this by offering homemade food, traditional Icelandic rural culture and further recreation options tailored to the interests of each group or person. Fjalladýrð offers accommodation for up to 70 people in rooms with dressed beds and private or shared facilities. A well serviced camping ground is also at hand. The restaurant/café Fjallakaffi - "The Mountain Café" awaits you with homemade delicacies like "kleinur" and "Ástarpungar" - Icelandic doughnuts treats, not to mention the renowned Icelandic lamb meat soup, Icelandic moss-soup, local trout, and a local lamb steak. All this and more to be found on our menu. Möðrudalur is the highest settled farm in Iceland, 469 meters ( 1548 feet) above sea-level. It has been inhabited since early settlement in Iceland. Möðrudalur has served as a presbytery for centuries. The builder of the church in Möðrudalur was Jón A. Stefánsson (1880 - 1971). He was a great farmer as well as an artist and the altarpiece is made by himself. His son was Stefán ,,Stórval" Jónsson (1908 - 1994), a one of a kind character and a painter. The panorama view from the farm is interesting in many ways - judge for yourself. Möðrudalur/Fjalladýrð is a home base of the company Volcano Heli that offers different kind of sightseeing tours: www.volcanoheli.is  Our campsite is open from June to mid-September. For campers, and RVs we offer stays throughout the year depending on weather. Last but not least we sell Icelandic woolens and handicrafts made by local people as well as some snacks.
Askja - Mývatn Tours
We are a day tour operation that takes people up to the highlands of Iceland where Askja caldera and crater Víti lies. We go through the national park Vatnajökulþjóðgarður and now Askja is on the UNESCO. This tour provides scenes of unforgettable Icelandic nature and geology. The Askja Caldera is a true diamond in the rough. It is out of this world. We offer trips with 4x4 buses because we go through ruff lava field and rivers. In the highlands you will see lunar landscape, glacier rivers, deepest lake in Iceland, sand, lava, mountains, crater and lot more. You will go home with unforgettable memories of landscape and knowledge. In Víti you can take a bath in the nature in middle of Iceland, that is 1100m above sea level.
Akureyri Walk & Visit
WELCOME  Walk and visit provide you the opportunity to learn about our beautiful town, Akureyri in a relaxed way in small groups. Furthermore we welcome you into our homes, where you can experience Icelandic culture and traditions first hand.   We offer two standard tours but we can also tailor-make a private tour.Just send us an e-mail or message.   PAST AND PRESENT In Akureyri, there is plenty of history to explore. You will discover many interesting things strolling at a leisurely pace around town as we weave our way between the past and the present. We begin by showing you what the town centre has to offer before making our way up the hill (50 m elevation) and telling you the story of Akureyri. The walk takes us to the Botanical Garden and after that we will visit a home where you will experience Icelandic culture and hospitality. This walk is 2 km long and with the visit it takes approximately 2-3 hours.  HISTORY LANE  We will walk through the town centre on our way to the oldest part of Akureyri. This is a peaceful and attractive part of town, rich with houses from the middle of the 19th century, each with its own history. In the early days of Akureyri this was the town’s centre. We walk through the quiet streets, tell you stories, have a look at lovely gardens and pass by museums. At the end of the walk, we visit a home where you will experience Icelandic culture and hospitality. This walk is 3 km long and with the visit it takes approximately 2-3 hours. This is a level ground walk without any hills.   WALK & VISIT Learn about our beautiful town, Akureyri, by walking around town in small groups. Furthermore, we welcome you into our homes, where you will experience Icelandic culture and tradition first-hand.  We offer the standard tours but we can also tailor-make a private tour, customized to your needs. Just send us an e-mail or a message on facebook and we will see what we can do.    LOCAL HOME VISIT Visiting a local home without taking a walking tour is also an option. This nice visit with some Icelandic refreshments can take approximately 1,5-2 hours and we can arrange transport for you back and forth.  
Guesthouse Básar
Básar offers 18 beds in eight different rooms, either made up or for sleeping bags. Breakfast is on offer, as well as full meals if requested. The guesthouse is located next to the Arctic Circle and you only have to take three steps outside the guesthouse to cross  Email:
Sóti Lodge / Summit Heliskiing
We design our experiences based on our passion for nature, adventure, and sustainability. Iceland's natural environment is at the core of our experiences, and we take every measure to ensure that it will be there for years to come. We demonstrate our ambitions for sustainability through our practices, basing our products on local expertise and immersive discovery by foot or bike rather than long-distance driving and destination sampling.  Our trips are hand-crafted with the exploring adventurer in mind; through them, we can share our passion for the stunning Troll Peninsula and the north of Iceland. All our experiences showcase the region through tours and activities and also through delicious local food and superb accommodation.  Last but not least, our people. Our local guides are our backbone. With extensive outdoor adventure experience coupled with in-depth knowledge of local stories and history, you are in good hands.  We can’t wait to show you the north we know. 
Sport Tours
Sport Tours is an authorized Travel Agency by the Icelandic Tourist Board and has been operating since 1994. The headquarters are in North-Iceland but we operate our tours all over Iceland and offer a variety of tailor made and activity-packed tours for groups and both private and schedule tours for groups and individuals.Sport tours are specialists in this field and have been organizing package tours for many years.  Our tours contain plenty of excitement and action blended with Iceland?s spectacular nature, relaxation in geothermal water, excellent food and good accommodation.We specialize in making your trip fun. We can offer snowmobiles for small and big groups, catskiing, backcountry skiing and heliskiing.   The Old Farmhouse  Ytri-Vík The old three-storey house was built in 1929 and was the homestead for farming and fishing for many years. In 1982, the lovely farmhouse achieved the new role of a friedly guesthouse. The house has been completely renovated and is now equipped with all modern facilities. Rooms: 7 x 2 made up beds Sleeping bag accommodation: 25 persons Kitchen with all modern appliances Dining Room: seats 30Log Cabins There are also 7 log cabins at Ytri-Vík.
Bakkaflöt Travel Service
Bakkaflöt is a family-owned company that started in 1987. We offer a variety of accommodations. We have a 22 room guesthouse that offers cozy cabin with en suite bathrooms, double or triple rooms with shared bathrooms. We also have two bigger cottages with cooking facilities.  We have a small heated swimming pool outside and two hot tubs. Other facilities include a TV lounge, terrace, restaurant and bar area.  Next to the river Svartá we have a beautiful campsite with good cooking facilities.  In 1994 we started the river rafting in East glacial river and West glacial river.  West glacial river, class 2. Family rafting:  Scenic ride down the majestic Glacial Canyon. We´ll make a stop for a delicious hot chocolate from a geothermal spring and another stop to jump off a cliff. Great experience for the whole family.  East glacial river, class 4. Extreme rafting:  East glacial river is by far one of the best 1-day rafting rivers in Europe. Enjoy a delicious traditional Icelandic meat soup after the tour. The Extrem rafting is a total bliss and we can guarantee you will get wet.  Sit on top kayak trip down the river Svartá is an enjoyable and scenic nature ride in the midnight sun.  On site: accommodation in cabins and our guesthouse, camping site, small swimming pool, hot tubs, restaurant and bar.   
Brunastadir
Please contact for prices and booking information. Visti us on Facebook here.
North East Travel
Experience the true icelandic culture with North East Travel located in a small fishing village in the north eastern region, a true wonder when it comes to nature, wildlife and exploring the outdoors. Customised trips makes it a perfect option for anyone wanting to visit the north east part of Iceland.
The Touring Club of Akureyri
The Touring Club's office is located at Strandgata 23, 600 Akureyri. Opening hours are: In winter (1st of October to 30th of April): Mondays to Fridays from 11:00 to 13:00 In summer (1st of May to 30th of September): Mondays to Fridays from 14:00 to 17:00 The office provides general reception and manages bookings for huts and tours as well as managing tours. It also provides information to the clubs members and others that use the club services. Phone number: (00354) 462 2720 For urgent matters you can reach the office manager by cell phone outside of office hours: (00354) 822 5193 Email: ffa@ffa.is   
Nonni Travel
Nonni Travel is fully licensed travel agency and tour operator, owned and managed by locals in the beautiful north of Iceland. Nonni Travel has been operating since 1989 and offers tours in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands for both individuals and groups.  We at Nonni Travel truly believe that those three countries are the most awesome places to be! Each country itself promises a unique experience and unforgettable memories. Each of them is completely different, each of them carries their own unique signature and spirit but they all stand for their breathtaking natural beauty, their pureness and authenticity and their fascinating Nordic cultural heritage and lifestyle. Over the past 30 years Nonni Travel has built a reputation for reliability and personal service. The guides and lecturers are carefully selected individuals with a good language standard and knowledge of history, culture, geography, geology and natural history. Nonni Travel aims to encourage the travel of foreign and Icelandic visitors to the region and can assist other agencies with clients wishing to travel to Iceland, Faroe Islands and Greenland. Through Nonni Travel you can book day tours, activities all over Iceland, package tours, tailor made tours, multi day tours, self drive packages and private guided tours. Nonni Travel is a one-stop shop for all your needs. Our mission & serviceWe want our clients to experience the spirit of the Arctic that we love so much and show them what we believe are Europe’s best hidden secrets. We want our customers to enjoy themselves, to be able to connect with the beauty of our destinations and go home with this certain glow in their eyes and a lot of good memories. We provide services in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands based on our extensive experience and networks in these countries We offer an awesome selection of tours – both standard and tailor-made & private – for indidvidual travellers, groups and cruiseship visitors all designed by ourselves or carefully selected from chosen partners We are in love with creating self-drive packages of any kind – from adventurous to slow travel We design unforgettable group experiences both guided and private We organize conferences and events (Our newest project we are totally proud of: We organize the Myvatn Marathon 2020!) We offer reliable ship handling & cruise service See also the company web site www.nonnitravel.is for further information on tours  
Bergmenn Mountain Guides
Jökull Bergmann is the founder and lead guide for Bergmenn Mountain Guides. As Iceland's first and only UIAGM-IFMGA certified mountain guide it is his and the entire team’s pleasure to make your mountain adventure come true, be it in Iceland, Greenland or around the globe. Bergmenn specialize in ski touring, ski mountaineering, heli skiing, ice- and alpine climbing as well as other outdoor activities in those regions. We are committed to operate at the highest standard possible in the industry of mountain guiding in Iceland, your safety and pleasure is our highest priority. We look forward to seeing you in the mountains www.bergmenn.comwww.arcticheliskiing.comwww.ravenhilllodge.comwww.karlsa.com
The Traveling Viking
The Traveling Viking is a family-run tour operator offering tours with local tour guides comfortable cars, highly qualified drivers and guides, humor, good spirit, and knowledge of North Iceland. We are based in Akureyri, North Iceland. We specialize in smaller groups and tailor-made tours, however, no group is too big for The Traveling Viking. The Traveling Viking was founded in the year 2008 and has ever since focused on personal service, slow travel experience along with developing winter tourism in and from Akureyri North Iceland. We have an excellent variety of tour options all year round. Like Lake Mývatn, Waterfall Dettifoss, Northern light tours, and meet local people. We also have winter activities such as snowshoeing and ice fishing, snowmobiling, kayaking, etc. We do focus on sustainability in our tours and by following our sustainability policy, we make sure that our impact is as little as possible on the environment and that local communities benefit from our visit.

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Season Tours Fífuhjalli 19 200 Kópavogur 8634592
GJ Travel Vesturvör 34 200 Kópavogur 5205200
Arctic Exposure Skemmuvegur 12 (blá gata) 200 Kópavogur 617-4550
Arctic Advanced Rjúpnasalir 10 201 Kópavogur 777-9966
Sörlatunga Austurhlíð 541 Blönduós 892-1270
Lifandi leiðsögn Skagfirðingabraut 35 550 Sauðárkrókur 899-3551
Lambagras Kárastígur 13 565 Hofsós 695-8533
TrollTravel Báta Dokkin 580 Siglufjörður 898-7180
Top Mountaineering / Top Trip Hverfisgata 18 580 Siglufjörður 8984939
Wide Open Aðalstræti 54a 600 Akureyri 659-3992
The Hidden Trail Víðilundur 4 600 Akureyri 897-0670
Trans - Atlantic Tryggvabraut 22 600 Akureyri 588-8900
Inspiration Iceland Knarrarberg 601 Akureyri 865-9429
Arnarnes Álfasetur Arnarnes 604 Akureyri 894-5358
goHusky Glæsibær 604 Akureyri 898-9355
Alkemia / Helgafell Retreat Center Helgafell 606 Akureyri 847-4133
Tröllaskagi hiking Ólafsvegi 42 625 Ólafsfjörður 868-8853
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Arctic Nature Experience Smiðjuteigur 7 641 Húsavík 464-3940
Guesthouse Staðarhóll Staðarhóll, Aðaldalur 641 Húsavík 464-3707
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Guesthouse Eldá / Helluhraun / Birkihraun Helluhraun 15 660 Mývatn 899-6203