Hiking the Hidden Trails of Iceland.

The Hidden Trails of Iceland

When you embark on these remote trails you’ll experience the most beautiful and expansive landscapes Iceland has to offer. Far from the tourists and crowded trails, you’ll travel over 80 miles of kaleidoscopic terrain to some of the best hidden treasures that dare to be found.

Forged of molten stone and weathered by thick ice, hidden trails take you on a journey through other-worldly landscapes of jet black sand glistening with shards of obsidian, past green-hewn rhyolite mountains and turquoise lakes, and on to lava fields with inviting hot springs—all while sleeping in mountain huts.

Why Hidden Trails?

Hidden Trails is an adventure that combines the famous Laugavegur Trail along with some of the most reclusive gems of Iceland. We will discover geothermal areas, secret valleys, endless lakes and lava fields that challenge our imagination.

The tour is about seclusion. For most of the trek, we will be on our own in forgotten places and away from the common-and-crowded hiking routes. That is, until we join the last stages of the Laugavegur Trail for a thunderous climax: Thórsmörk, a valley of mythic proportions fit for the gods.

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The landscape evolves daily

There’s so much different scenery you’ll see while adventuring, it’ll stay with you your whole life. You can go in minutes from red to black to green tones.

Red tones

Flaming-colored relief, lava forests, and even molten, fiery lava can be found while adventuring.

Black tones

Enchanting pitch-black ground, volcanic ashes, black sand beaches and deserts.

Beige tones

Landmannalaugar is a geothermal valley with picturesque beige and orange shades of the ground.

Green tones

From moss-green mountains to valleys and light-green plants, these shades of green are breathtaking.

Blue tones

There will not be a lack of blue on your adventure, as there are numerous gorgeous lakes around.

White tones

Finally, there are also a few colder areas where the whitest virgin snow covers the ground.

The raw experience

Besides the dramatic, picturesque landscapes at every turn, what makes this an adventure of a lifetime is the experience you can’t get anywhere else in the world. You can undergo four seasons in a day, sleep in shepherd huts, eat authentic local meals, and bathe in natural thermal pools.

Experience the raw and primal traditions, connect yourself with nature, and energize your body, mind, and soul in the vast and breathtaking scenery only found in Iceland.

The general itinerary for hiking the hidden trails of Iceland requires 4 to 8 hours of walking a day, crossing between 6 to 10 miles from one hut to the next, for 10 days in a row.

The hiking trails in Iceland will take you through different seasons and diverse landscapes. The mountain huts on Iceland's hiking trails are rustic oases of comfort and respite.

Connect for life

Sleeping with your travel-buddies in huts in the middle of Icelandic vastness creates unbreakable connections. You will be able to meet people from other sides of the world while sharing the same unforgettable experiences.

This spectacular journey hosts anywhere from 7 to 13 travelers looking for an adventure.

Hikers walking on Ice Community of hikers posing under a rainbow

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Trail Highlights

Your guides

Mónica is a mountain guide certified by UIMLA. She is experienced in mountaineering, sport climbing, and skiing. She knows her way around Iceland’s hidden gems, as well as all the best spots in Black Forest, Morocco, United States, Scotland, and Nepal.

Alberto has guided adventure treks in Iceland, Greenland, South America, and Nepal. He has also worked as a documentary and travel photographer for international magazines. He has lived in Iceland since 2015, traveling the country, discovering hidden gems and adventuring off beaten paths.

Mónica Fuentes is a Mountain guide certified by UIMLA Alberto Ojembarrena is an AIMG Mountain & Glacier Guide and the owner of Amarok Adventures
Marie-Josée Lafleur

Alberto and Monica are exceptional guides! Looking forward to another adventure with you! This is possibly the best treck that I have ever done! Thank you Alberto and Monica for sharing us the amazing secrets of Iceland.

Katherine Taylor

Amarok Adventures is the best wilderness guiding outfit we have ever gone with – Alberto and Monica are absolutely amazing guides: friendly, calm, inspiring, knowledgeable, amazing cooks and loads of fun. Really experienced hidden Iceland and hiked in places we could never have discovered without a guide. Iceland is spectacular and hiking is the best way to see it.

Pierre Valade

We did a private tour with my dad and Albert. One of the best experience in my life.

Albert knows Iceland better than anyone. He was able to organize a 5 days trips in the Highlands that exceeded all my expectations. Amarok is owned by Albert and Monica, and they are the nicest people to be around. They love for Iceland is transpiring in all the choices they make. Organization was perfect, Albert\’s food was delicious – can\’t recommend Amarok more for a trip in Iceland. We ended up way outside of the crowded areas where most people are going, in remote places where you won\’t find anyone else other than nature around you. Thank you so much Albert – it was a pleasure spending this trip with you.

David Armstrong

Outstanding hiking in remote and incredibly scenic parts of the highlands of Iceland. Highly recommend Alberto and Monica and their trips. You will see the most beautiful parts of hidden Iceland, several days you will not see any other people and only incredible natural beauty.

Carol Van Dyke

I would go anywhere with Alberto! Loved the off beat trek, good food and awesome settings.

Marc Kundler

Alberto was incredibly fun & knowledgeable, Monica as well. They made the whole trip unforgettable. “Just finished “ Hidden Trails” in Iceland with Amarok Adventures. A beautiful and epic trip through the less touristy parts of the icelandic highlands. Utterly amazing and mind blowing.
Thank You Amarok,
Marc & Maria”

Jeffery Gebhardt

Our guide Alberto provided us a safe, fun and excellent experience in the Highlands. He has a set of skills perfectly suited for the task: knowledge, strength, confidence, experience, responsibility, quick thinking and grace under pressure. And a great sense of humor! And a good cook too! We had a great time throughout the entire trip. Memories for a lifetime.

The Highlands of Iceland is unique, vast and beautiful. Massive glaciers, black deserts, too many spectacular waterfalls to count. Iridescent mosses, surprising flowers against a background of mountains, cones and craters. Amazing!

wayne marquis

Very charismatic and attentive individual. Articulate explanations were given with admirable patience as many of our group members needed reassurance during our adventure. Alberto engaged with everyone in a very courteous and friendly manner. He took care of numerous challenges that were unbeknownst to us until resolved. His character instilled confidence in our group. Well done. I did not know exactly what to expect of our group adventure. I was initially a little concerned about group synergy with 12 strangers coming together to join in a trip of level 3 challenge. I was pleasantly surprised on how things turned out with participants of various backgrounds and abilities come together on a daily basis to make things work out. Trip leaders can only do so much to encourage and support this type of behavior. This key element was definitely the best part of our adventure where individuals got to know and support each other. That’s five star rated in my book.

Laura Thompson

Alberto and Amarok Adventures has the trip planned down to the smallest detail. Alberto\’s knowledge of Iceland, its geology, trails, and plants, make him the ultimate guide. At the end of each day Alberto also cooks delicious dinners from Iceland products (seafood, vegetables, mushrooms). As a professional photographer, Alberto also photo documents the trip. Most important, Alberto\’s connections with other tour operators and local people enable him to solve issues that may arrises. I highly recommend his company and his trips. This is the ultimate hiking trip in Iceland! The 12 day \”Hidden Iceland\” Hut to Hut Hiking Tour wound through some of the most beautiful scenery to be found in Iceland. This is a trip for people that have a sense of adventure. Participants walk barefoot across lush moss meadows, wade knee deep in cold clear mountain streams, and sleep in historic shepherd\’s huts. The food is fabulous, prepared by the guide. For me, it was a trip of a lifetime!

Leslie Acquistapace

Monica guided us through challenging terrain with grace and consideration for all of us

Best adventure ever.

John Stackowicz

Albert was a great guide. Got to meet him on a personal level and I think we all bonded. His cooking skills are phenomenal even though I don\’t like vegetables. He made sure you were safe and prepared for the hike ahead! Unbelievable views and experience! I did things I never thought I would or could!

Jennifer Schletter

Albert is kind, encouraging and professional. He is a master hiker and a lot of fun to be around. He\’s also a fantastic cook and storyteller.

Exhausting yet exhilarating!!

Patricia Murphy

Monica and Alberto are the absolute best! Their knowledge and love of Iceland is evident and I feel blessed to have experienced my first time in Iceland through their Hidden Trails adventure. I can’t imagine experiencing Iceland any other way than the Hidden Trails adventure. The landscapes are stunning and truly magical.

Helena Winston

Alberto was a phenomenal guide! He knew all the nuances of travel in the Highlands of Iceland and was in constant communication with park rangers, police, and other safety officials to ensure our safety when a flood occurred due to a volcanic eruption. I was very impressed! He prioritized safety above everything (as a guide should) and still manged to be fun and relaxed! He was also extremely knowledgeable about Iceland flora, flauna, and geologic history! Not to mention he cooked amazing dinners each night in our huts. What a blast! I was nervous about this trip as I had never joined a group as a solo traveler but it was amazing. Felt comfortable and safe! The trails each day were gorgeous with stunning landscapes and vistas and…nearly empty! We rarely saw another person while hiking–what a rarity these days! Could not recommend more.

Robert Sinclair

Extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about Icelandic topography, culture, history and all things related to trekking


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