- Breathtaking photos and videos from the Icelandic Highlands (Seriously, you have to see these to believe them!)
- Overview of the classic Laugavegur trail, one of the most beautiful trails in the world
- See impossible landscapes, river crossings, midnight sun & incredible terrain
- Weather conditions in the Highlands: experience 4 seasons in just few hours
- How to plan and prepare for adventuring in remote places and isolated areas like the Icelandic Highlands
- All the info on weather, gear, logistics, mountain huts and getting around in Iceland
- Other fun stuff to do near Reykjavík, including Icelandic games, hot natural pools and other trails worth exploring
The Icelandic Highlands are the most out-of-this-world place you’ll ever step foot in. With landscapes straight out of a science fiction movie, it’s like being transported to another planet. Local AIMG guide and photographer Alberto Ojembarrena shared all the details of hiking in this remote wonderland on some of the country’s most spectacular and truly hidden trails.
This adventure begins in Reykjavík, remote journeying through Iceland’s Highland region before linking up with the famous Laugavegur trail — known as one of the most beautiful hikes in the world — all while sleeping in mountain huts over twelve days. You’ll hike past colorful rhyolite mountains, geothermal features, turquoise lakes, and bubbling hot springs, through black desert sands, secret valleys, and lava fields, to end in the green valley of Thórsmörk — the place that owes its name to the God of Thunder. It is truly the epic adventure of a lifetime.
If you’ve ever been wondering about trekking the wilds of Iceland, now’s the time to find out.
Alberto is the owner of Amarok Adventures and 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 loads of adventure off the beaten path — always with his camera in tow.