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4 Day Hikers Package

Hiking highlights in Iceland

Hike to a new lava field, bathe in a hot spring river, visit Thorsmork and Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve. Join us for an amazing Iceland hiking highlights 4 day adventure tour from Reykjavík.

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This Reykjavík hiking holiday is truly a hikers delight! This trekking in Iceland trip includes our three best hiking day tours from Reykjavík, the famous Golden Circle sightseeing tour and a visit to the Secret Lagoon for a little relaxation. Each evening you return to enjoy the best of Reykjavík.

  • Availability

    June 13th - September 15th

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Level

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    16 years

  • Ratio

    1:12

  • Price from

    68.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Reykjadalur hot springs
Thorsmork Valley, Magni & Modi volcanoes
Landmannalaugar nature reserve
The Golden Circle
The Secret Lagoon
Included
Transfers to/from Reykjavik each day
3 guided hiking tours
Experienced guide
Visit to all of the highlights of the Golden Circle
Admission to the Secret Lagoon

This hiking in Iceland tour is a combination of four great day tours from Reykjavik. The order in which the tours happen will sometimes vary between departure dates. We always send you your final itinerary in an email which arrives after the voucher which confirms your booking. All of the activities listed below are included in your Reykjavík trekking holiday.

Hot Spring Hunt – Hike through the Reykjadalur Valley and natural hot spring river bathing
This exciting hot spring hunt will take you on a trail through the Reykjadalur Valley at Hveragerði. Hiking through spectacular mountain vistas, the steam wafting from multiple hot springs will give the landscapes a dreamy quality. Along the way you will see every type of hot spring that Iceland has to offer, your hiking guide will tell you all about them. You will arrive at a natural hot spring river where you can bathe in peaceful nature.
Difficulty level: Moderate – Hiking 7 km

Thorsmork Volcano Hike – Hike from Þórsmörk to Fimmvörðuháls and new lava
Our Super Jeep will take you across unbridged rivers, through stupendous scenery to Þórsmörk, the valley of Þór (Thor), the Norse Thunder God. From the birch forests of Þórsmörk you will have sensational views of the towering volcano mountain glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, home to the ominous Katla. Your hike will take you to the Fimmvörðuhals mountain pass, right between them! This is where the first 2010 eruption happened, see Góðaland, the new lava field and the new volcano craters, Magni and Móði, named after sons of Þór. This is a magnificent adventure with famous volcanoes, new lava, unsurpassed glacier views and thundering glacial rivers.
Difficulty level: Challenging – Hiking 16 km, elevation gain 700 m to 800 m.

Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon – Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Geysir and the Secret Lagoon
There are three parts to the Golden Circle: Geysir, home to the famous hot spring which gave us the English word ‘Geyser’, see torrents of boiling water being erupted 25 m or higher! The geologically amazing, Þingvellir National Park, has the Mid-Atlantic Ridge running through it, right where Iceland´s historic parliament, Alþingi, the oldest continuous parliament in the world, was founded in 930 CE. Þingvellir is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. Last, but not least, is Gullfoss waterfall, (the Golden Falls), feel the spray in the air and the sheer power of nature as the roaring water forces its way through the rough, high canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages.

Now for some serious relaxation! The Secret Lagoon natural spring bathing pool is in the picturesque area of Flúðir. The lagoon is in wonderful surroundings and it is a perfect temperature for bathing. There are seating areas, walking paths and a small geyser in the area around the pool. This is the perfect place to enjoy bathing out in unspoiled Icelandic nature. Showers, changing rooms, a bar, drinks and snacks are available.
Difficulty level: Easy

Landmannalaugar Hiking Day Tour – Hiking adventure in Landmannalaugar Nature reserve
Our sturdy 4 x 4 will take you over really rugged terrain and up into the highlands to the incredibly beautiful Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve. Your hike begins at Landmannalaugar, with incredible otherworldly landscapes surrounding you, unbelievably colorful rhyolite mountain peaks, the bright greens and reds contrasting with soft caramel tones, as steam floats up from the hot springs. This mesmerizing hike will show you the very best of the highlands, untouched nature, colorful mountains, great canyons, geothermal energy and hot springs.
Difficulty level: Moderate – Hiking 8 km to 10 km

Pick up & drop off times:
Hot Spring Hunt: 08:00, returning in the afternoon.
Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon:  08:00, returning around 17:00.
Thorsmork Volcano Hike: 08:00, returning around 10 pm.
Landmannalaugar Hiking Day Tour: 07:00 or just after, depending which pick up point is chosen, returning around 21-22:00. Our sales team will confirm the time when you book.

Vouchers
Pick up and expected drop off times will be confirmed by our sales team after booking. When you arrange your trip you will initially be sent a voucher as proof of booking. This document will not contain your pick up and drop off details. Our sales team will send you a separate email containing your full itinerary, so please look out for this.

What to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), good hiking shoes, packed lunch, a water-bottle, bathing suit, a towel and a change of clothing.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.

If you don’t want to do the whole package all of the activities can also be done separately:
Hot spring Hunt
Landmannalaugar Hiking tour
Þórsmörk Volcano hike
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

Please note

Flights, food and accommodation are not included in this tour.

This tour is put together of 4 different day tours from Reykjavík, the order of the tours can vary between departures. We will send you the final itinerary once your tour is booked.

Day 1 - Hot Spring Hunt in Reykjadalur Valley

Pick up is at 08:00 am from your accommodation or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:00.

We drive you to the very attractive town of Hveragerði, around 40 minutes from Reykjavík. This little town is a real hot spring community, with many geothermally heated green houses growing vegetables and fruits. It is also famous for its beautiful flowers and gardens.

Your hike starts from the outskirts of Hveragerði, the town of hot springs and flowers. With a professional hiking guide you will explore the magnificent hot spring valley of Reykjadalur, following a trail through magical mountain scenery. You are heading for the hot spring river, often called ‘Steam Valley’, hot water flows down and blends with a cool water source in the river, giving a perfect temperature for bathing. Bathing here, surrounded by sensational Icelandic vistas is wonderfully relaxing. As you hike through the valley you will see every kind of hot spring there is in Iceland, your knowledgeable and friendly guide will share some fascinating hot spring and local information with you. If you have got any questions, then just ask away. Our guides love to answer your questions! Return to Reykjavík in the afternoon.
Hiking 7 km and hot spring river bathing.

Remember to bring: Good hiking shoes, warm layers, headwear, gloves, scarves, waterproof jacket and pants, your bathing suit and a towel, and don´t forget your camera.

 

Day Highlights
Small group hiking experience
Reykjadalur Valley
Natural hot springs
Hot spring river bathing
Included
Transfer to/from Reykjavik
Guided hiking tour in Reykjadalur Valley
Certified Guide
Natural hot river bathing

Day 2 - Thorsmork Volcano Hike

Pick up is at 08:00 am from your accommodation or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:00.

Today, on your Reykjavík trekking tour, our sturdy Super Jeep will take you across tumbling glacial rivers on the way to Þórsmörk (Thorsmork). This is quite an adventure and something which should never be attempted in a regular car. On the way we stop at a very beautiful and really unusual waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, you can actually walk behind the tumbling cascade, the first of many great photo opportunities today.

Your hike will take you up from the gentle greenery and birch trees of Þórsmörk valley all the way to the high mountain pass at Fimmvörðuháls. This trail is rated as challenging but it is also one of the most exciting treks ever, rated as a top 20 trail by National Geographic. You will see great hanging glaciers, powerful glacial rivers and some of the most extraordinary scenery on the planet. We will explore the new lava field, Góðaland, formed in the first eruption of 2010, seeing the new lava craters, Magni and Móði, named after sons of the Norse God, Þór. The names mean strong and brave. You will be close to the iconic volcano mountain glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull all day, as you head back to Þórsmörk you will pass Mount Einhyrningur (Unicorn Mountain). This hike has it all, stupendous scenery, glacier views, gorges, mountains and new lava. We return to Reykjavík at around 22:00.
Hiking: 16 km, elevation gain 700 m to 800 m, classified as challenging.

Remember to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing is extremely important. Warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves, scarf, lunch, plenty of snacks, water bottle and good hiking boots.

 

Day Highlights
Small group experience
Thorsmork Valley
Fimmvörðuháls
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
New lava craters, Magni & Móði
Included
Super Jeep transfer to/from Reykjavík
Certified Guide
Guided hiking tour

Day 3 - Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

Pick up is at 08:00 am from your accommodation or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:00.

You travel through beautiful scenery to magnificent Gullfoss (the Golden Falls), on the Hvítá (the White River), which flows all the way from Langjökull glacier. Feel the extraordinary power as the water is forced through the canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages, pivoting spectacularly as it does so. At Geysir, you will see Strokkur, the most active geyser nowadays, erupting vast volumes of superheated water every 5 to 10 minutes. Þingvellir National Park is next, the amazing site of Iceland´s first parliament, Alþingi, which was founded in 930 AD. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site is not only the place where the Alþingi was founded, it is also a great geological wonder of the world. The rugged cliff, created by the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates slowly moving apart, runs right through Þingvellir. You can actually walk a pathway between two continents!

You will travel through the beautiful village of Flúðir, a highly geothermally active area on your way to the Secret Lagoon, the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. The Icelandic name is Gamla Laugin, meaning the old pool. The hot spring bathing pool is situated in a very beautiful area next to a forest, it is absolutely blissful and the nature around the pool is totally idyllic, there are places to sit and relax, walking paths and a geyser. Showers, comfortable changing rooms and a bar offering drinks and snacks are all available. We return to Reykjavík at around 17:00.

Remember to bring: warm layers, gloves and headwear, weatherproof top layer, good hiking shoes and your camera. You will also need your bathing suit and towel for the Secret Lagoon.

Day Highlights
Golden Circle
Secret Lagoon
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Gullfoss
Geysir
Included
Transfer to/from Reykjavik
Admission to the Secret Lagoon
Guided Golden Circle sightseeing

Day 4 - Landmannalaugar Hiking Day Tour

Pick up begins at 07:00 am, picking everyone up from our authorized points in Reykjavík will take a few minutes*.  

The final day of your Reykjavík hiking vacation will take you to Landmannalaugar in a really remote part of the stunning Icelandic Highlands. In olden times the people who traveled across the land would stop here to bathe in the hot spring pool, today this place is a favorite with adventure seeking Icelanders. Landmannalaugar, meaning ‘the People´s Pools’, is, not surprisingly, in a highly geothermally active area, which has resulted in incredibly colorful rhyolite mountains. After our hike we will relax in the bathing pool, as steam rises surreally from the surface of the water and multiple hot springs around the area.

Your hiking adventure will take you over the Laugahraun lava field, through the Vondugil Canyon and up to Mount Brennisteinsalda, often described as the most colorful mountain in Iceland, although you will see many colorful peaks. Returning you will go through Grænagil, which means ‘the Green Gorge’, the dominant color of the rhyolite in this area is green! If time allows we will summit of Bláhnúkur (the Blue Volcano) before enjoying the hot pool at Landmannalaugar. We return to Reykjavík at around 20:00.
Hiking: 8 to 10 km, classified as a moderate.

Remember to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing is extremely important. Warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves, scarf, lunch, plenty of snacks, water bottle and good hiking boots.

*Pick up times and places:

Day Highlights
Small group experience
Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve
Bathing in a natural hot pool
Included
Transport to/from Reykjavik
Guided Hiking Tour in Landmannalaugar
Certified Guide
Bathing in a natural hot pool
What is the Golden Circle tour in Iceland?

The Golden Circle is a name for the very popular sightseeing route that connects Reykjavík with Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

Do you offer a tour this is solely the Golden Circle?

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral.

I want to book the Golden Circle with an activity combines to the tour, what are my options?

We offer numerous options to spice up your Golden Circle tour and to make the most off your day. Some are season depending but others are operated all year around. Here is a list of all of the tours.

All year around options:

Golden Circle, Super Truck and Snowmobiling
Golden Circle Small group tour
Golden Circle and Snorkeling
Golden Circle Food Tour
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle and Super Jeep tour

Winter season:

Golden Circle and Caving

Summer season:

Golden Circle and Rafting

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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