Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Iceland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 days ago

It was a great little hike. We got lucky with some cooperative weather and the view was amazing! The trail is not marked at all and the first half is a little difficult to follow as there is no defined track. The second half is more defined, but gets challenging heading up the mountain. All in all, it was a fun hike and I would totally recommend it to someone who doesn’t struggle with following the GPS and a map.

Beautiful hike, but be careful if snowy- the trail can be very slippery since it’s so steep.

Absolutely beautiful scenery. The lava field portion is a bit hard on the knees and ankles but it’s worth the hike.

walking
9 days ago

If you like waterfalls - this isn’t to be missed.

16 days ago

Fantastic hike..the warm springs dip added depth to hike

Nice easy hike along the coastline. Beautiful sweeping views

Beautiful scenery. Easy hiike

Easy, but fun. Great falls.

Very easy. Expected more. Better hiking in Iceland than this one.

23 days ago

Stop on Icelandic golden circle. There is entrance fee.

Very rewarding trail. I visited in early October towards the first half of the day, and there was a great deal of ice in some areas. Hiking in the afternoon may be better so most of the ice has a chance to melt. Due to overnight rain, it was also very muddy with water up to my thigh at the lower crossing. If you cross (in the winter, without the log), I recommend switching into water shoes or having spare socks with foot warmers - the water was VERY cold! Additionally, be wary of your path at the peak of the west side of the loop, as the trail is not marked and it can get cold and windy. Hike in layers.

backpacking
26 days ago

Amazing hike, like trekking through a Dr Seuss book. With ongoing elevation changes, trekking poles are highly recommended. We hiked August 30th - September 1st and had variable weather - be prepared for anything! Hiking over the Fimmvörðuháls Pass to Skógar would have made this even better, but go visit the town even if you don't hike there. Great museum and restaurants, as well as 2 very different waterfall experiences. This is a hike that should be on everyone's list.

hiking
27 days ago

Absolutely stunning trail. Just be warned, it can get a little sketchy with some ascents. Probably not best for kids and those with a fear of heights.

Eyrún and I hiked over a stream down the narrow ravine until a green rope stopped us. Otherworldly views!!

Great hike yesterday even though the weather was rainy and very windy. The log to cross the main river had been pulled to the other side so I hiked up the left side of the river. Lots of loose rocks and very slippy in areas where it was muddy.
The views walking up and from the top are fantastic. I came back along the top and dropped down to the valley following the Parking signs.
I’d say this hike is moderate, definitely worth it - amazing views!

Beautiful black sand beach. Roaring surf. Be leery of the waves they can be dangerous.

hiking
29 days ago

Cool to experience behind the waterfall views. Very easy hike.

Short hike to waterfall. Really pretty. Very crowded with tourists

Hidden gem. Still unkown and therefore no turist

Beautiful easy hike.

Loved this hike! We did this 4 days ago and the river crossing was sketchy - log has been pulled out and the brave souls that crossed (in the cccold weather and water) either stripped off their shoes and hiking pants (water was high) or decided to do the hike wet. We stayed on the other side and still thought it was incredible and worth it! They may be nicer waterfalls in Iceland but many are packed full of tourists!

It is hard to tell where to go once the path narrows about 1/3 of the way in. We walked around the houses on the road(following hand written signs) up to the falls but then walked along the river all the way back to the car. It is worth the hike . Plan on walking through quite a lot of mud.

1 month ago

Amazing hike! I know its rated as hard, but this would be considered easy for a NH White mountain hike. The views are magical.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall. Slippery walking. Three women slipped just walking to get to the waterfall. Wear decent shoes.

hiking
1 month ago

Cool area. Very busy and hard to find parking.

Lovely coastal hike

This is a nice trail that walks through cooled lava rocks covered with moss with the ocean by your side! At Hellnar there is a nice cafe where you can grab a drink or bite to eat before heading back.

hiking
1 month ago

In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful falls in Iceland of the ones I saw. The hike has a incline on the way there and a decline on the way back. Recommend!

This was by far the best hike I have ever been on. I would categorize this to be a more challenging hike. I would not recommend to bring young children on this hike, because it has parts that can be very steep and there are not many railings to hold on to. The views are unreal of the waterfall and the surrounding landscape. At some points of the hike, you use ropes to climb up or hike down. You do cross a small river in the beginning that has a rope and log to help you cross. At the very top of the falls, you cross a larger river. I would recommend bringing water shoes to make that river crossing not as challenging and even a small towel to dry off your feet. Hiking boots are definitely recommended as well as layers. We hiked up the right side of the falls and hiked down the left side and it was great.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HIKE. This trail was worth every minute!

Facile. Terrain plat. Nous sommes allez pour le couché de soleil. Retour à la noirceur donc peu de touristes. Sentier bien délimité.

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