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As a team of local guides, we’ve created this week-long hiking and camping tour that showcases the best of Iceland. Ever wanted to hike through its otherworldly natural wonders or soak in its natural hot springs? Do you want to see majestic waterfalls, dramatic canyons, and vibrant rainbow mountains or experience Europe’s largest glacier? All of that and so much more is part of this adventure-packed trip that will take us to different parts of the country in search of the best sites and experiences. From arrival in Reykjavik on, we’ll take care of everything – from private tents to delicious meals and seamless transportation. Ready to embark on a unique and comprehensive exploration of the Land of Fire and Ice? Let’s go on this unforgettable journey together!

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  • Best of Iceland

    Visit and hike the most iconic hikes in the entire country all in one adventure-packed week.

  • Sleep below the stars

    Camping along the way adds a whole new level of excitement and immersion to this Icelandic trip.

  • Hassle-free experience

    All you have to do is arrive in Reykjavik—the rest is on us, including private tent, meals, and transportation through Iceland

Itinerary

Join this awe-inspiring week-long hiking and camping adventure meticulously crafted to showcase the best of Iceland's natural wonders. Traverse through otherworldly landscapes, soak in natural hot springs, and marvel at majestic waterfalls, canyons, and vibrant rainbow mountains. With loop hikes in iconic locations like Fjallabak Nature Reserve and Vatnajökull National Park, each day promises unforgettable experiences. From Reykjavik, let us handle everything – from private tents to delicious meals and seamless transportation. Get ready for a comprehensive exploration of the Land of Fire and Ice, creating memories to last a lifetime!

  • Our adventure commences with a midday pick-up in Reykjavik, where anticipation for the journey ahead fills the air. Embarking on a scenic drive to Fjallabak Nature Reserve, we witness Iceland’s rugged beauty unfold before our eyes. Arriving at the reserve, a leisurely loop hike awaits, offering a perfect introduction to the untouched wilderness surrounding us. As the late afternoon hues paint the landscape, we return to camp, where a hearty dinner awaits under the vast Icelandic sky.

    Meals: Dinner
    Hiking: 10 km (6.2 miles)
    Elevation gain: 300 m (984 ft)
    Driving: 180 km (111.8 miles)

    Beautiful canyon in Fjallabak Nature Reserve, seen during aN Icelandic hiking & camping tour.
  • We rise to the tranquil serenity of Fjallabak Nature Reserve, a haven of untouched wilderness. Today’s journey leads us deeper into this natural wonderland as we embark on a full-day exploration. Traversing through a diverse tapestry of landscapes, including volcanic craters, bubbling hot springs, and shimmering lakes, we delve into the heart of Iceland’s untamed beauty. With each step, we immerse ourselves in the raw grandeur of the reserve, capturing unforgettable moments amidst its pristine wilderness.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 15 km (9.3 miles)
    Elevation gain: 400 m (1312 ft)
    Driving: 20 km (12.4 miles)

    Gloomy weather above the green mountains of Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland.
  • We start the day by driving along Sprengisandsleið to Nýidalur & Tungnaáröræfi, nestled within the UNESCO-listed Vatnajökull National Park. The day unfolds with a captivating loop hike, offering panoramic vistas of the Vatnajökull glacier. As we traverse this breathtaking terrain, let the majesty of Iceland’s natural wonders leave an indelible mark on our souls, creating memories to last a lifetime.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 12 km (7.5 miles)
    Elevation gain: 400 m (1312 ft)
    Driving: 130 km (80.8 miles)

    Hiker above a huge outlet glacier of Vatnajokull, Iceland.
  • Today, we venture into the heart of Iceland’s volcanic landscape as we journey towards Askja, a sunken crater within the Dyngjufjöll Mountains. A scenic hike to and from Askja offers unparalleled views of this geological marvel. Continuing our odyssey, we arrive at Herðubreiðarlindir, an oasis amidst the desert, where optional hikes beckon exploration. Amidst this natural oasis, we relax and reflect on the wonders witnessed, cherishing the tranquility of the Icelandic wilderness.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 12 km (7.5 miles)
    Elevation gain: 350 m (1148 ft)
    Driving: 125 km (77.7 miles)

    Caldare with a lake, Askja, seen during a hiking and camping tour in Iceland.
  • After a scenic drive to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, we embark on a short yet steep hike to witness its awe-inspiring beauty. Continuing our journey, we reach Ásbyrgi, a horseshoe-shaped canyon steeped in Norse mythology. A hike to a cliff summit offers breathtaking views of this natural wonder, providing a moment of serenity amidst Iceland’s ancient landscapes.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 8 km (5 miles)
    Elevation gain: 250 m (820 ft)
    Driving: 125 km (77.7 miles)

    Giant canyon with a birch forest inside, in Iceland.
  • Journeying through Iceland’s picturesque landscapes, we travel to Hveravellir Nature Reserve via the scenic northern town of Akureyri. En route, we enjoy a leisurely stop in Akureyri, where we explore the charming town and savor lunch on our own. Arriving at Hveravellir, we immerse ourselves in the reserve’s geothermal wonders during a captivating loop hike. As the day draws to a close, we unwind in natural geothermal pools, soaking in the tranquility of our surroundings.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 12 km (7.5 miles)
    Elevation gain: 250 m (820 ft)
    Driving: 358 km (222.6 miles)

    Geothermal features in Hveravellir, Iceland.
  • Waking up amidst the tranquil setting of Hveravellir, we embark on a leisurely morning before journeying across Kjölur. Exploring the iconic highlights of the Golden Circle, including the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, the bubbling geysers of Geysir, and the historic Þingvellir National Park, we conclude our adventure. With hearts full of memories, we return to Reykjavik in the late afternoon, concluding our unforgettable journey through the Land of Fire and Ice.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Massive waterfall, Gullfoss, in Iceland.
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Súlfur is a guiding company dedicated to providing the best outdoor adventures in the Land of Fire and Ice. Súlfur's guides are lifelong outdoor enthusiasts, Icelandic natives that happen to have spent a number of years in continental Europe before returning home. We believe that our depth of knowledge of Iceland as a whole is likely to provide guests with an extraordinary experience to make the absolute most of their time in Iceland.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 7-day hiking and camping tour in Iceland, with six days of hiking
      • Tents and group camping equipment
      • Ground transportation during the tour
      • All meals — from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7
      • Insulation mattress

    What’s not included:

      • Airfare to Iceland and airport transfer to Reykjavik
      • Accommodation in Reykjavik before and after the tour
      • Beverages other than water
      • Any snacks outside of main meals
      • Guide gratuities — optional
      • Travel and medical/rescue insurance — highly recommended
  • To join this hiking & camping tour in Iceland, participants should have experience with full-day hikes. The longest distance covered during this Iceland hiking tour will be 9.3 miles (15 km) and hiking will generally take place in moderately hilly terrain. Most people who regularly hike and can cover solid distances in a day should be able to participate in this tour. You don’t need to have experience with multi-day hiking tours for this hiking and camping trip in Iceland, but we recommend maintaining an active lifestyle and hiking regularly in weeks leading up to the trip.

    One of the most challenging aspects of this tour is the fact that you will camp and sleep in your tent throughout the trip. It’s important to be aware that Iceland’s weather can be unpredictable, which may pose challenges during hiking activities. Furthermore, keep in mind that you’ll need to carry a daypack containing essentials like water, lunch, and other items during your hikes.

    However, rest assured that throughout your journey, you’ll have a knowledgeable guide accompanying you every step of the way. They’ll provide encouragement, set an appropriate pace, and assess the fitness level of the group, ensuring necessary breaks are taken. Your guide’s presence will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items you may need in a day (around a 25L bag)
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Water bottle (2L capacity)
      • Hiking boots with good ankle support
      • Sleeping bag and pad
      • Moisture-wicking hiking shirts and pants
      • Midlayer or fleece
      • Windproof rain jacket
      • Swimwear
      • Sunhat, hat for warmth, and gloves
      • Casual clothes for when you’re not hiking
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, lip balm, personal hygiene products etc.)
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Bring comfortable clothes appropriate for the season. We suggest checking the weather forecast and being prepared for different conditions—weather is pretty volatile in Iceland even in the summer and especially at higher elevations. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • During the trip, accommodation will consist of high-end tents, ensuring comfort and suitability for the conditions. Each travel party will have their own private tent, while a larger group tent will be used for meals and as a sort of “living room”.

    As for the meals, evenings will feature Icelandic lamb and beef with sides of local vegetables. If the weather is nice we lean towards slow cooked BBQ or grilled meats. If the weather is not as nice, we lean towards hearty stews with meat and root vegetables. Lunches vary; if hiking, expect sandwiches, while around camp, pasta dishes are likely. Breakfast includes typical foods like cereals, porridge, eggs, bread, etc.

    Unfortunately, special dietary requirements (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free etc.) cannot be accommodated during this adventure.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For this group adventure, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is 6:1, while the maximum number of participants is 12.
      • It takes a minimum of 3 people for this tour to operate.

    This hiking & camping trip in Iceland can be arranged for larger and for private groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Reykjavik, the starting point of the tour, most people fly into Keflavik International Airport. From there, we suggest taking a 40-minute bus ride to the city. There is a line connecting the airport and the city after each arrival.

    You will meet your guide around noon on Day 1, followed by a drive to your first camping spot. We suggest arriving in Reykjavik one day before the tour starts.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain/trail, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to. For more information on travel recommendations and restrictions in Iceland, please refer to Iceland’s foreign travel advice.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The deposit is fully refundable in the first 48 hours. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to sixty (60) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund, minus the deposit.
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund.
      • Date change is available more than 60 days before the start date for additional 10% fee. 
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