Iceland’s story begins 18 million years ago when volcanic activity started shaping the country. Partnered with glaciers, it has given birth to countless geologic marvels—and you’re about to see them up close! Snaking along the country’s perimeter, the 1,328-kilometer Ring Road connects Iceland’s major cities and tourist spots in one rideable loop of pure sightseeing pleasure. With each new stop, you’ll immerse yourself in Iceland’s wide palette of colors, ranging from black sand beaches and fiery reds of the Námaskarð Pass to turquoise ice caves and glaciers dressed in brilliant blues. After touring geologic curiosities by day, go hunting for Northern Lights at night. Thanks to Iceland’s extremely dark nights, winter is the ideal time to chase them.

  • Tick off all of Iceland’s pristine peculiarities from your bucket list

  • Hike on volcanoes during the day, chase Northern Lights by night

  • Unparalleled blend of glacial and volcanic terrain in the Land of Ice and Fire

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All-Women Winter Hiking Tour of Iceland
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Early Bird: All-Women Winter Hiking Tour of Iceland
Jan 2024|Feb 2024|Mar 2024
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Saga Líf
Saga Líf
Local guide and owner of Viking Women
Local guide and owner of Viking Women
A self-described nature addict, Saga has always been drawn to the beauty of Iceland’s natural world. She became a guide to help other women unleash their inner Valkyries and make meaningful connections through awe-inspiring adventures. He...
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Viking Women Tours
Viking Women Tours
Viking Women Tours is an exclusive women’s travel group based in Iceland and operated by experienced local female adventurers. They are very passionate about the outdoors, traveling, and being able to introduce and explore their home to travelers world...
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Inez T Hart about Vikingwomen on 57hours

Absolutely splendid! Saga knows how to ‘break the ice’, tells nice stories about the places you visit and gives a bit of insight in Icelands culture. She’s a great driver (snowstorms…) and makes you feel safe with your crampons on. Beautiful tour through this breathtaking country. I’ll be back (again!)

Cris & Janine about Viking Women on Guide’s Website

Saga was our tour guide in December 2019 – we don’t normally go on tours, but not wanting to drive in Iceland in winter and not knowing the language or culture we thought it best to try a tour. Definitely the best decision ever!!! Saga was brilliant!!! She’s friendly, young, full of energy without being over the top, competent, knowledgeable, accommodating (we had someone with a broken foot on our tour and the lengths Saga went to, so that she could participate, were so far above & beyond the call of duty it was phenomenal). Saga also had a wonderful way of incorporating a relevant story of Icelandic Culture into whatever adventure we were embarking on – we could’ve listened to so many more hours of her stories (and Love the accent!). Absolutely fantastic – Highly recommended!!

Madelon about Viking Women on Guide’s Website

Saga guided us through beautiful Iceland. I was impressed by Iceland, but also impressed by Saga! Very engaging lady with many talents: from active walk guide, and cool driver, to relaxing meditation mentor, with beautiful storytelling about the history and culture of Iceland. Takk fyrir, Saga!

Mandy Martin about Vikingwomen on 57hours

Incredible experience, incredible adventure. I recommend Viking Women to everyone traveling to Iceland!

Kathryn Romsos about Vikingwomen on 57hours

Absolutely wonderful experience. I would love to travel with Viking Women again. We had a wonderful tour of Iceland. Beautiful country with a great tour guide. I would love to travel with Viking Women again.

Kelly B. about Viking Women on Guide’s Website

I spent a week traveling around the gorgeous scenery of Iceland with Saga and let me say–she is an incredible host. Not only is her knowledge of the country vast, she is also patient and caring for all of her guests. As a solo female traveler, Saga made me feel like I was just on a holiday with friends! Whether it was a glass of wine, history lesson, or trek on a glacier – she guided us through those experiences with ease and intrigue. Her itinerary was the perfect combination of adrenaline-packed adventures and relaxation. All said and done, I can’t recommend Saga and Viking Women enough, solo female travellers and friend groups alike.

Patricia Dean about Vikingwomen on 57hours

Saga was amazing. She was informative and interesting telling us about where we were, where we were going as well as fascinating stories of Icelandic folklore and culture. I also need to give her props for her incredible driving skills. It was just amazing. hiking on an iceberg, going to an ice cave, hiking up volcanoes and all the fabulous waterfalls. A vacation I will always remember.

Joanne Jensen about Vikingwomen on 57hours

Sigrun Sol Olafsdottir was personable and considerate and a very careful and smart Viking Woman PERSONAL guide for our group! So perfect! So many iconic experiences and several very special personal glimpses of Icelandic life.

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Iceland, please refer to the official COVID-19 guidelines for traveling to and within Iceland.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get on this adventure:

    • An experienced, local hiking guide and driver with extensive knowledge of the area
    • 9 days of guided sightseeing and hiking in Iceland
    • Transportation during the tour with a minibus (Wi-Fi, headset)
    • Accommodation at hotels
    • Welcome and goodbye dinner
    • Breakfasts at hotels
    • All special equipment
    • Greenhouse visit with lunch, secret lagoon, glacier hike, ice cave visit, whale watching, blue lagoon
    • All other mentioned activities from the itinerary
    • Drop off at the airport

    Note: Any special dietary requirements (gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian) can be accommodated, just let us know in advance!

    What’s not included:

    • Transportation to and from Iceland
    • Pick-up from the airport
    • Travel insurance
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the itinerary
  • This winter hiking tour in Iceland is beginner-friendly! No special skills are required, as you’ll be walking and sightseeing for the majority of the tour. You’ll only do two hikes lasting around 3 hours, but other than that, you’ll be leisurely exploring Iceland!

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

    • A small day pack large enough to carry the essentials
    • Luggage for clothes and other personal belongings
    • Clothing appropriate for winter conditions
    • Hiking poles — optional
    • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
    • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
    • Spare clothes for layering
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • Bathing suit and towel for hot springs
    • Sunhat
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Headlamp or flashlight
    • Sunglasses
    • Travel pillow (optional)
    • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    As you’ll tour Iceland in a minibus, you can leave all your belongings there during your walks. Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

    • For this guided winter hike in Iceland, the max client-to-guide ratio is 13:1.
    • It takes a minimum of 4 people for a tour to operate. The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
    • In case you would like to ensure a room for yourself, and not share it with anybody, there is a possibility of a single room for an additional fee.

    Hiking in Iceland can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
  • Secure your spot for next year with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you will be the first one to know about any new upcoming dates. Pick your preferred dates without the risk of your bucket list adventure selling out!
    • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure any time in case the dates don’t suit you.
    • Once the dates for 2024 are set, you can confirm your booking by the end of this year by paying another 20% of the total amount.
    • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.
    • Once the trip has been confirmed, the regular cancellation policy applies.

    You can secure set dates for this year with a 30% deposit upon booking. 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. 

    In the event that the minimum number of people to confirm the trip is not reached, your guide can cancel the departure at most 2 months before the start of the trip. Please note the trips for 2023 are expected to reach the minimum number of people soon, and the likelihood of the trip not happening is very low.

    In case you need to cancel the trip, the following cancellation costs would be incurred:

    • 90% of the price of the trip is refundable before the group is guaranteed
    • 70% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 59 days or more before departure, once the trip has been confirmed
    • 50% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 30-59 days before departure
    • 25% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 16-29 days before departure
    • 0% of the price of the trip if it is canceled 15 days before departure.

    All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure.

  • To get to Reykjavik, the starting point of this tour, most people fly into Keflavik International Airport. From there, you have a 45-minute drive to Reykjavik by bus or a cab. Buses leave the airport every hour, 24/7, so you don’t have to worry about getting delayed.

    You’ll meet your guide on day 1 at 6 p.m. at the 22 Hill Hotel, where you’ll have an introductory meeting and a welcome dinner with your fellow hikers.

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