Iceland Walking & Hiking Holidays

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Departures: May-Sep | 3-33 nights | from £565 pp

Not only is Iceland brimming with an abundance of natural wonders, the long hours of daylight during the summer and plenty of landscapes to explore, make it a great destination for both serious hikers and casual walkers.

Our collection of walking and hiking itineraries is suited to all abilities – whether you’re a fair weather Sunday afternoon rambler or an adventurous glacier walking enthusiast! You can choose to have hiking as the focus of your holiday or simply opt for an itinerary that allows the odd day out on the footpaths.

Regardless of your fitness level, you will find a memorable walk to suit. Choose from multi-day guided treks staying under canvas or combine many scenic walking trails throughout the country with self-drive touring.

Walking and Hiking Group Tours

Walking and Hiking Fly Drive Holidays


A natural gem, Landmannalaugar in the Icelandic highlands offers some of the most surprising, spectacular and memorable views. Explore on foot before taking a dip in a hot spring stream. Stretching from here, across the rugged highlands and into the green valley of Thorsmork, is one of the most popular walking trails in Iceland, the Laugavegur route.

Recommended holiday:

Hiking in Iceland

East Iceland and Fjords

In the East Fjords region the beautiful Seydisfjordur offers abundant hiking and over in the west on the Snaefellsnes Peninusla, walk along the cliffs between Arnarstapi to Hellnar for fantastic scenery of amazing rock arches.

Recommended holidays:

  • Hiking in East Iceland (small group tour, 7 nights, July 2016)
    Guided by award-winning guide Cathy Harlow, you'll hike some of the best routes in the country and visit places difficult to reach on an independent trip. A good level of fitness is required.
  • Fjord Escape (Fly drive, 3,4 or 7 nights, May-Sept)
    Discover the raw and natural beauty of East Iceland. Walk at your own pace and explore volcanoes, glaciers, fjords, green valleys and rugged coastlines.

Explore the whole of Iceland

Our 14-night Fly, Drive and Hike allows you to see pretty much every angle of Iceland as you cover a lot of ground by both car and by foot. This self drive takes you through perfect hiking areas with a variety of trails, all with stunning scenery.

As with all Iceland fly drives, your personalised digital guide, iDiscover, will be provided on an iPad for you and includes all the information you will need for your trip.

We had a great time in Iceland. Highlights included hiking in Skaftafell and walking up to a glacier near Thorsmork - that was exciting!
Mr Gardiner, Essential Iceland

 And whether you wish to explore independently or in a small escorted group, we can help find your ideal walking and hiking holiday. It’s time to lace up those boots – this country was made for walking.


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