Rauðibotn crater is one of the most breathtaking locations in the Central Highlands of Iceland.

Hike and Drive through Isolated Iceland

As you cross some of the most isolated places in the heart of the Nordic island, you’ll be amazed by landscapes that defy the laws of nature. The most magical and unknown parts of Iceland combine on this hiking and driving adventure through Iceland’s mesmerizing wilderness.

Over seven days of going on one unreal expedition after another, you’ll discover obsidian valleys, roaring waterfalls, vivid green volcanos, and craters full of turquoise water sculpted by thousands of years of geologic activity. The heart of Iceland couldn’t be more alive with ground still settling beneath your feet and wildlife roaming free under the midnight sun.

Explore the unbridled nature of Highlands

Iceland coalesces in a land of diverse and vivid landscapes, lying on the constantly active geologic border between North American and Euroasian tectonic plates. Its scenery permeated with a spirit of adventure has been a source of inspiration for many. Yet, despite its dramatic beauty, Iceland is not easily crossed and definitely not to be underestimated.

Once you venture off the beaten path and far from any civilization, you’ll be at the mercy of the land of Ice and Fire. Covering almost 15,445 square miles, the Highlands make up the heart of Iceland—the vast and untamed area that is a true testament to the power of nature with its bewitching canyons, hot springs, roaring rivers, lava fields, and still active volcanoes.

  • 15,445 SQUARE MILES
  • OVER 256 GLACIERS
  • 130 VOLCANOES
  • LAVA FIELDS
  • 64°96’N and 19°02’W
A man is just a small figure beside this waterfall in Iceland.
Iceland on the map of North Europe.
Map of Iceland - Zoomed

Immerse yourself in colorful landscapes

ENTER THE RABBIT HOLE OF THE ICELANDIC HIGHLANDS

Not many people get a chance to witness the beauty of the wild and often impenetrable Highlands. As you reach the remote corners of this volcanic island, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another dimension.

Valley of Tears boasts dozens of waterfalls pouring out the walls of a small canyon.

The 800-meter volcano called Mælifell is renowned for its vivid green coloration.

The lake Langisjór in the midst of the Highland is one of the largest natural lakes in the country.

Many hikers decide to soak in a geothermal lake surrounded by mountains and sheep peacefully grazing next to our clothes.

Expect the unexpected in the Land of Ice and Fire

SAFELY NAVIGATE THE UNCHARTED TERRAIN

Getting to some of the prettiest locations in Iceland comes with a challenge, but with experienced guides and drivers, there is no reason to hold back.

Due to its rugged terrain, the Highlands are usually off-limits to traffic but you’ll journey through the area with modified 4×4 adventure vehicles that provide complete safety and unparalleled flexibility.

Amazing roads and trails will take you to waterfalls, petrified lava fields, secret canyons, and the wildest parts of Iceland just waiting for you!

The lava fields of the Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Iceland are simply mesmerizing to look at. Embark on an epic Iceland adventure with Nissan Patrol, powered by FWD engine.

LANDSCAPES THAT INSPIRED jULES VERNE

Forget about the popular tourist attractions and hike across the most incredible and outlandish areas where you will meet face-to-face with the magic of Iceland’s pure nature. Feel the adrenaline as you traverse through the canyons and enjoy complete silence with nothing but the sound of waterfalls in the distance.

Some of the scenic spots you’ll visit are the longest lake in Iceland, Blue Peak Mountain, the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and landscapes that inspired the story of Ragnarök.

Driving on the road to Maelifell volcano.
A hiker walking on a green valley in Iceland.

An adventure you’ll never forget

Your last contact with civilization will be in Reykjavik, where you’ll get to explore the historic culture of the Arctic mixed with the city’s urban charm. The week ahead is filled with tricky terrain that will push your limits, outlandish photo-ops and unforgettable scenery molded by ice and fire.

As you move through the Highlands, you’ll stay at mountain huts and refuges from where you can enjoy long sunsets and regain energy for tomorrow. For meals you’ll enjoy freshly prepared and delicious dishes in an intimate setting with 4 to 8 other hiking enthusiasts.

Follow the F-roads until you reach the south coast filled with picturesque flowery meadows and unique animals such as fulmars and puffins. After a week of adventure, you’ll reach your final stop, Hvolsvöllur, where you’ll spend the night in a great accommodation.

  • UNIQUE HIKING SITES
  • OUTLANDISH PHOTO-OPS
  • ENDEMIC SPECIES
  • OFF-ROAD TRAVEL
  • MOUNTAIN HUTS

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INT. AIRPORT REYKJAVÍK LANDMANNALAUGAR THÓRSMÖRK HVOLSVÖLLUR

Your guides

Alberto Ojembarrena is an AIMG Mountain & Glacier Guide and the owner of Amarok Adventures. Alberto has guided adventure treks in Iceland, Greenland, South America, and Nepal and worked as a documentary and travel photographer for international magazines. He has lived in Iceland since 2015, traveling the country discovering hidden gems and loads of adventure off the beaten path — always with his camera in tow.

Mónica Fuentes is a Mountain guide certified by UIMLA. She is experienced in mountaineering, sport climbing, and skiing. Originally from Spain, Mónica shares her love for nature and the outdoors with clients all over the world. 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 Ojembarrena is an AIMG Mountain & Glacier Guide and the owner of Amarok Adventures Mónica Fuentes is a Mountain guide certified by UIMLA
Jennifer L
Iceland is an amazing place but very vast and it’s best to let the locals show you the really magical and secret spots. Amarok is the way to go and their skilled guides, Alberto and Monica, made our experience memorable and comfortable. You’ll get a sweat going and you’ll be rewarded with draw-dropping views and surprises along the way. I’d wholeheartedly say not to miss the chance!
Tam A

It was hard choosing a company out of so many, but AMAROK rocked it! Monica and Alberto are just these kind of people you want to hang out with, plus they have those super cool Defenders (which are amazing for photography)
Every place they will show you is gonna blow your mind, no matter the weather.
It’s definately money well spent!
Thank you so much guys, loved every minute of the trip 🙂

Andrija K
We spend a the day with the team at AMAROK exploring the vatnajokull glacier. From the moment we meet at the pick up location things went smoothly. Alberto and Monica are professional and passionate and the whole time I felt like I was travelling with friends (who knew a lot about Iceland).