Nature reigns supreme in Iceland, a world of spouting geysers, blue lagoons, massive glaciers, and multicolored valleys stretching to the sea. We’ve created a spectacular adventure that immerses you in the full wonder of Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes, with a mix of fantastic coastal and mountain hikes (and plenty of summit options!). The glacier kingdom of Skaftafell National Park, the geologic wonders of Thingvellir National Park, the high valleys and brooding heaths of ancient “saga” country where the rich history of Viking clan warfare played out in the Middle Ages, culinary delights from arctic char to fresh-caught salmon—they’re all on this epic journey!
I was pleasantly surprised with the itinerary that we did so much more than just hiking each day. It was a wonderful blend of hiking and seeing the sights—a great immersion into the country allowing us to gain a great appreciation for its beauty and culture.
— Jeff P., Rescue, CA
Reykjavík / Höfn / Vatnajökull Glacier
Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, is the dramatic backdrop for our hike on a remote path among fascinating geologic formations with spectacular views across the wild coast.
Jökulsárlón / Skaftafell National Park / Skógar / Vík
Our hikes bring us along stunning Jökulsárlón Lagoon, with its powder-blue icebergs, across Skaftafellsheidi Heath, past the tumbling Svartifoss waterfall, and below the Skaftafellsjökull Glacier. In the gorgeous hamlet of Skógar, we sample beers from a local microbrewery, discover one gorgeous waterfall after another, and visit the black-sand beach at the tiny village of Vík.
Thingvellir National Park / Blue Lagoon
We hike in the Reykjadalur Valley, with its steaming hot springs, and marvel at the spectacular terrain of Thingvellir National Park, a World Heritage Site renowned for its dramatic rift walls. After a soak in the famed thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon in Keflavík, depart on Day 8.