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Hiking Tours - Hiking

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Hiking Tours - Hiking

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!

Others

Guesthouse Staðarhóll
  • Staðarhóll, Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3707
Snjólína ehf.
  • 845-9009
Lambagras
  • Prestssæti 8
  • 551 Sauðárkrókur
  • 695-8533
Fjörðungar ehf.
  • Túngata 25
  • 610 Grenivík
  • 463-3236
Guesthouse Eldá / Helluhraun / Birkihraun
  • Helluhraun 15
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4220
Steinsstaðir Travel Service
  • Lambeyri Steinstaðabyggð
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8812, 899-8762
Vitality Iceland
  • Kjalarsíða 18a
  • 603 Akureyri
  • 663-0498
Phookatravels
  • Norðurgata 37
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 659-4540
Fjalla Steini
  • 892-5110
Brunastadir
  • Brúnastaðir, Fljót
  • 570 Fljót
  • 467-1020, 869-1024
Glerárdalshringurinn 24x24
  • Áshlíð 11
  • 603 Akureyri
  • 822-7900, 896-7606
Short Hiking Tours in Varmahlíð
  • Menningarhúsið Miðgarður
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 849-2795
Bryndís Pétursdóttir
  • 860-2206, 464-2240
Sigló Ski Lodge
  • Túngata 40
  • 580 Siglufjörður
  • 772-6063
VisitHrisey.is
  • Norðurvegur 17
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 898-9408
Arctic Advanced
  • Dragháls 10
  • 110 Reykjavík
  • 777-9966
Kristján Eldjárn Hjartarson
  • Tjörn
  • 621 Dalvík
  • 466-1855
Arctic Trip
  • Kiðagil 3
  • 603 Akureyri
  • 848-1696
Trans - Atlantic
  • Tryggvabraut 22
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 588-8900, 588-8904
Á Sturlungaslóð
  • Frostastöðum
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 867-4213
Wide Open
  • 659-3992
Arctic Nature Experience
  • Smiðjuteigur 7
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3940, 464-3941
Guesthouse Stöng
  • Mývatnssveit
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4252, 896-6074
Sigríður Ásný Ketilsdóttir
  • Finnastaðir
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 863-6912
Geitaskarð
  • Langidalur
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 452-4341, 895-6224, 897-4341

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri