Hiking in Iceland
There is a real buzz about hiking in Iceland at the moment following Julia Bradbury's trekking experience and then the Bald Hiker blogger - Paul Steele's adventure in the 'Land of Fire and Ice'.
We're not surprised though - with Iceland's striking landscapes and endless vistas, we've always known that this volcanic island is the perfect place for hiking and walking holidays. For starters, its suited to just about everyone with walking options that include 30 minute rambles across easy terrain to challenging multi-day treks that cannot fail to inspire even the most experienced hiker.
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|Hiking & Trekking Holidays
Ranging from 4 to 10 nights, these small-group multi-day treks take you through the heart of the Icelandic highlands in the company of an expert guide. more »
|Independent Touring & Day Walks
Scenic trails are available all over Iceland making short walks from 30 minutes to several hours the ideal companion to self drive touring. more »
Iceland's natural wonders provide the perfect outdoor playground for a entire range of adventurous activities from glacier hiking to rafting, snowmobiling to kayaking. more »
Julia Bradbury's Icelandic Walk
TV presenter Julia Bradbury was astounded at Iceland's other-worldly landscape when she tackled the Laugavegur Trail for the BBC. Describing the scenery she encountered as 'heartstopping' and 'extraordinary', her route culminated with views towards the volcanic crater at the centre of the now infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier.
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A Blogger's Adventure
One such trek is the renowned Laugavegur Hiking Trail, a 60 km route from the rhyolite mountains of Landmannaulaugar to dramatic Thorsmork Valley. This inspiring trail was the focus of super-blogger Paul Steele's tailor-made trip as he discovered the true scale of Iceland's trekking possibilities.
Paul also explored some of the country's most iconic sights including the famed Golden Circle route as well as making time to enjoy a few of the most popular adventure options on offer - white water rafting, lava tube caving and perhaps more surprisingly, snorkelling!
|Read about Paul's adventure on his blog
Bald Hiker - The ramblings of Paul Steele
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|See images taken by Paul on the trail
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As tailor made specialists we cater to all tastes and interests so whether you want to opt for some gentle walking or challenge yourself to a full on trek, get in touch with our expert team.