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Discover the Breathtaking Hiking Trails of South Iceland

Best Spots for Hiking in Iceland
People trekking in Iceland

Iceland is renowned for its awe-inspiring landscapes and unspoiled nature, making it the perfect destination for hiking and trekking enthusiasts. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the land of fire and ice, we’ve curated a list of the best hiking trails in South Iceland that are truly worth exploring.

When it comes to hiking, the choice is yours: embark on a thrilling solo adventure or opt for a guided trekking tour through trusted websites. Booking a tour ensures you have the necessary equipment and guidance, while if you choose to hike alone, we’ve prepared a handy hike essentials checklist to ensure you’re well-prepared.

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Laugavegur Trailhead is one of Iceland’s most popular hikes, and for good reason! Prepare to be captivated by the magnificent landscapes of vibrant rhyolite mountains, volcanic deserts with black sand, mystical ice caves, expansive lava fields, and rejuvenating geothermal hot springs. This trail is also known as the “hot springs road” due to its abundance of geothermal wonders. Brace yourself to cross four exhilarating rivers of ice-cold water as you embark on this unforgettable journey.

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People trekking a mountain in Iceland covered by fog


Fimmvörðuháls, starting at the renowned Skógafoss waterfall and gracefully ending in the picturesque green valley of Thorsmörk, is considered one of the best trekking spots in Iceland. While you have the option to choose a shorter route, we recommend the longer trail for its visually striking landscapes and breathtaking views. Photographers will especially delight in capturing the extraordinary scenery, including the magnificent Eyjafjallajökull Volcano that famously erupted in 2010.

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Fimmvorouhals Waterfall Iceland


Last but certainly not least, we present Kjalvegur, an excellent hiking trail that is family-friendly and more accessible compared to the previous two. It’s the perfect adventure for those traveling with little ones, offering a taste of hiking before venturing into more challenging trails like Laugavegur. Don’t be deceived by its seemingly flat terrain; Kjalvegur surprises hikers with stunning landscapes, thanks to its strategic location nestled between two glaciers: Langjökull and Hofsjökull.

Best Spots for Hiking in Iceland

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For those seeking an immersive outdoor experience, camping is a great option, with prices averaging around 2000 ISK/night (13€). If you prefer a cozy shelter, consider staying in a hut, where prices range from 8500 to 9000 ISK/night (57€). Rest assured, both options provide comfort and convenience during your hiking adventure.

Best Spot for Hiking in Iceland
A Trekking Backup in Iceland

Hiking Essentials Checklist

Light t-shirt (short/long sleeves)
Thick t-shirt (thermal comfort)
Underwear (can be used for swimsuits)
Socks: 2 pairs thermal & 1 warmer
Pair of hiking pants
Pair of rain pants
Light jacket
Rain jacket
Hiking shoes + pair of sandals
Micro-fiber towel & toiletry bag
Hiking sticks
Tent (max. 3kg)
Sleeping bag
Backpack (30 to 60L)
Little pot
Hob & gas
Others: Camera, sewing kit, first-aid kit, lighter, Swiss knife, wallet for important papers…

Join us at Blue House B&B! for an unforgettable stay as you explore the best views of South Iceland along these remarkable hiking trails. Have you ventured into any of these trails? We would love to hear your experiences and read your comments!

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