2024 Iceland Hiking Adventure

A curated hiking adventure by Zanna

7 Days / 6 Nights

10th-16th August 2024

£2650 (excluding flights)


This trip is now sold out, but places sometimes become available. To be added to the waitlist you can email using the button below or call Intrepid Travel on 0203 308 9763.

A bespoke itinerary created by Zanna for 15 like-minded adventurers who want to see the natural sights of Iceland.

Please note that we will be completing a challenging 12-hour hike so you will need to have a good level of fitness for this trip.

Tour Highlights

  • See all the natural beauty of Iceland as we tour around some incredible sights like Kerlingarfjöll, Myrdalsjokull, Thorsmork and more.
  • Roadtrip around Iceland’s south coast, taking in Skogafoss, Iceland’s 60-metre tall waterfall and Myrdalsjokull, one of Europe’s biggest icecaps.
  • Challenge yourself on the Fimmvörðuháls Volcano trail 12-hour hike, to see some of Iceland’s best viewpoints from the Tindfjöll Mountains to the Stangarháls Ridge.
  • Explore the world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavik, which lies just below the Arctic Circle and sees 22 hours of sunlight during the summer.
  • Sleep in the heart of the Icelandic highlands in Þórsmörk Nature Reserve’s traditional volcano huts.

Iceland has been on my bucket list for a long time, and I won’t lie, it’s been a lot of work getting this itinerary perfect! There are so many sights to see, and so many routes to take, but I’ve spent a lot of time researching every element to make this a once-in-a-lifetime trip. We’ll be touring around the country, experiencing some incredible hikes and natural sights in the heart of Iceland.

We’ll start the adventure off in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, which sees 22 hours of sunlight in the summer months, so we have plenty of time to explore. We’ll meet on the first night for a welcome dinner so we can get to know each other and prepare for our first adventure the next day.

On our first full day, we’ll drive to Kerlingarfjöll, a beautiful volcanic mountain range that looks like nothing else I’ve seen before with its orange mountains. It’s also set within Hveradalir, a geothermal area, where we’ll explore the steaming vents, bubbling hot springs and pools of boiling mud with a 4-5 hour, 12km hike. Because of its location deep in the highlands of Iceland, it’s a little harder for your average tourist to get to and it’s a little challenging too, making it ideal for avid hikers!

On day three, we’ll be travelling around the south coast taking in some of Iceland’s most dramatic sights from Skogafoss, a giant waterfall, 25-metres wide and dropping 60 metres, to Myrdalsjokull, one of Europe’s biggest ice caps covering the active volcano Katla. From here, we’ll hike over the glacier tongue! Afterwards, we’ll continue along Iceland’s South Shore, spotting bird colonies on the island’s southernmost point. We’ll also see the amazing stepping-stone rock formations of Reynisdrangar and its black sand beach, Reynisfjara.

Day four is a big one! We’ll be setting out on the Thorsmork to Fimmvörðuháls Volcano hike, a challenging 12-hour, 25km hike through some of the best viewpoints in Þórsmörk Nature Reserve, with an elevation gain of 1,100m. It will be a difficult, and very long hike so do make sure you are ready to take on this challenge.

Throughout the day, we’ll be able to see the aftermath of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, with panoramic views of Iceland’s glaciers, and some of the best viewpoints in Þórsmörk. We’ll hike through lush valleys, tackle challenging ascents and navigate volcanic craters! After a long day, we’ll rest our heads at the Húsadalur volcano huts – a quiet, remote place to stay, deep in the Nature Reserve.

The next day, we’ll embark on a shorter 5-hour hike through Þórsmörk. We’ll take a local bus to get to Thorsmork to start the hike through the nature reserve. From the Tindfjöll Mountains we’ll head to the Tindfjallaslétta plateau. Here the trail will take us to the Stangarháls Ridge, and then down to the Krossá riverbed. From the bottom of the valley we’ll make our way back.

On day six, we’ll head back to Reykjavik, stopping at the iconic Secret Lagoon en route, also known as the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. Once in Reykjavik we’ll have a guided walk of the capital to visit the old harbour, city centre and Hallgrimskirkja church. The evening is free for us to enjoy all the capital has to offer, so we can get together for one last dinner.

On our final day, we’ll meet for our last breakfast, and reminisce on what a trip it has been!

The full 7-day itinerary for the Icelandic adventure is available to download below. It includes essential day by day trip information as well as packing lists, medical notes and other helpful guidance.


This trip is now sold out, but places sometimes become available. To be added to the waiting list you can email using the button below or call Intrepid Travel on 0203 308 9763.

About Intrepid Travel

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