Iceland feels like it was crafted by hikers for hikers. The island hosts nearly 500 hiking trails sprawling across three national parks and countless well-preserved nature reserves. Its legendary hikes such as the Golden Circle and the Laugavegur Trail take travelers across ice-riddled obsidian beaches, breathtaking volcanic valleys, and endless glacial expanses. The trails are well-routed and well-maintained, the huts are comfortable, and when your feet start hurting from all the hiking, just dip them in one of the countless warm geothermal pools. Join a group of women hiking enthusiasts and form new friendships as you hike through world-class landscapes straight out of a fantasy movie! Find out more about hiking Laugavegur—one of the best hiking trails in Iceland that you will discover on this trip—from your guide and founder of Viking Women, Saga Líf.

  • Conquer several classic Icelandic trails in a single hiking tour

  • Unwind in Iceland’s cozy and soothing hot springs

  • From massive glaciers to obsidian beaches, the landscapes are out of this world

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The Great Voyage Hiking Tour of Iceland
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The Great Voyage Hiking Tour of Iceland 2023
Jun 30|Sep 03|Sep 04

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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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Rochelle Sneddon about Viking Women on 57hours

Saga was a wonderful leader. Friendly and attentive.

Bee A. about Viking Women on Guide’s Website

My time in Iceland was truly life-changing and I have to give a special thanks to Saga for leading such a memorable experience! From her passion for her country, the culture, and adventure in nature, every moment was truly inspiring. Now when I think of “happy places”, my favorite memories are our hike up Reykjadalur Valley to the hot river and our walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier that ended with a meditation underneath the sun and a rainbow! I will absolutely be back to explore even further with Viking Women.

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!!

Nadia H. about Viking Women on Guide’s Website

Iceland is a spectacular country! Spending 10 days with an amazing group of women and seeing it through our guide Saga’s eyes was magical. Saga is so welcoming, knowledgeable, supportive and made every activity a fun adventure. All of our accommodations, transportation, food, and activities were flawless. From hiking the Laugavegur Trail to walking on glaciers, experiencing the power of Iceland’s countless waterfalls, exploring on horseback, sea kayaking around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and soaking in the many relaxing hot springs, I had the trip of a lifetime!

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!

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, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Iceland, please refer to Iceland’s official COVID-19 travel guidelines.

    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 with extensive knowledge of the area
      • Six days of hiking and glacier exploration
      • Three days of sightseeing and easier walks around Iceland
      • Transportation for the duration of the tour
      • Transportation from Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport after the tour
      • Accommodations for the duration of the tour
      • Food for the duration of the tour (lunch on days 7, 8, and 9 not included)
      • Glacier hiking equipment
      • Secret Lagoon and Blue Lagoon entrance fee

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Iceland
      • Transportation from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik
      • Sleeping bag (can be rented in Reykjavik)
      • Personal hiking and camping equipment
  • This moderate tour is meant for hikers with good fitness levels. You will be hiking for 7 days, covering up to 14 miles (24 km) a day on varied and sometimes glaciated terrain. Keep in mind, the weather can vary and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.

    The trails are not paved, but in some places, paths have formed. Some trails are rocky but are easily accessible to anyone used to hiking in uneven terrain. Participants will need to cross rivers every day on the trail except on the first day. The water level in the rivers changes from time to time due to seasonal conditions. In some cases, you will be able to step from stone to stone to get to the other side. In other cases, you will need to take your shoes and socks off, put on river-crossing shoes and wade the rivers. Neoprene socks and sandals or neoprene shoes (beach shoes) are the best choice. Your guide will provide you with advice for river crossing, as well as help you to cross the river. Trekking poles might come in handy when wading rivers, as well as crossing with a partner.

  • In your daypack – large enough to carry all the items listed below (around a 25-40L bag):

      • A warm hat, sunhat, and gloves
      • Waterproof jacket and waterproof pants
      • Sunglasses
      • Water Bottle or water bladder
      • Sunscreen
      • River crossing shoes/sandals
      • Fresh food and snacks are provided by Viking Women every day
      • An extra fleece sweater or down jacket to put on when you stop for breaks
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hiking poles (optional)
      • Camera (optional)

    In your luggage:

      • Sleeping bag ( doesn´t have to be in your luggage, just attached to it somehow)
      • Travel pillow (optional)
      • Underwear and socks
      • Extra clothes for the trail
      • Extra clothes for the huts
      • Medicine
      • Hygiene and beauty products
      • Towel
      • Headlamp or a flashlight (for those doing the hike in August – September)
      • Powerbank to charge your devices
      • Earplugs and a sleeping mask
      • A bathing suit ( for those doing the 3 days on the trail adventure )
      • Cash or a debit/credit card
      • Personal first aid kit
      • Swimsuit for the pool in Landmannalaugar

    Your main luggage will be transported by transport vehicle, and you will not have access to it until you reach the huts in the afternoon. This also includes your sleeping bag. Everything needed for the day’s trek must be in your daypack. All technical glacier hiking equipment will be provided by your guide.

    For your own well-being and safety, we strongly suggest following the advice of this equipment list. This includes having good quality rain gear, tops, and bottoms. Cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – nor are jeans and cotton t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this adventure, the max client-to-guide ratio is 16:1.
      • It takes a minimum of 8 participants for the tour to operate. The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

    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.
      • 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.

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies, and deposits are no longer refundable. The remaining 70% of the amount is paid the latest 3 months (90 days) prior the departure.

    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 2022 and 2023 are expected to reach the minimum number of people soon, and the likelihood of trip not happening is very low.

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

    • 100% 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 Iceland, most people fly into Keflavík International Airport, located 45 minutes from the city center. From there, the best and cheapest way is to take one of the public buses like Airport Direct or Flybus. Buses leave 35-40 minutes after the arrival of each flight, 24/7.
    Your guide will pick you up at your hotel on the morning of the tour.

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