Overview

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 3 day adventure tour from Reykjavík.

Highlights

  • Reykjadalur hot springs
  • Thorsmork Valley, Magni & Modi volcanoes
  • Landmannalaugar nature reserve
  • The Golden Circle
  • The Secret Lagoon

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.

Please note: If you’re traveling with a party of 2 or more, be sure to book everyone under a single reservation. Otherwise, we can’t guarantee you will all be on the same tour activity.

This itinerary does not include hotel stays. For multi-day trips with accommodation, check out our Multi-Day Tours

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability June-Sept
Duration 3 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Moderate
Minimum age 16 years
Accommodation Not Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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Per Adult
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What's included

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

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants)
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Packed lunch
  • Water-bottle
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • A change of clothing

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Food
  • Accommodation

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Itinerary

Information

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.

Pick up & drop off times:
Hot Spring Hunt: 08:00, returning in the afternoon.
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.

Please note: This tour is put together of 3 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.

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

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

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

FAQ

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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