Explore the most popular Parks 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
15 days ago

Recommend for sure! Variety of Landscapes

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Perfect trail for a Sunday afternoon

Amazing experience! Nice light hike out to the volcano and amazing views inside! Absolutely breathtaking!

Great trail, stunning views, amazing waterfall - couldn't ask for more! Try going earlier in the day on off season or shoulder season to avoid higher traffic times.

Mostly a flat path, really easy. Once you get out to the glacial area it's beautiful. Past the path, be careful and stay close to designated markers. Don't try to get close to the glacier - stay safe and admire from a distance. Great walk for kids and inexperienced hikers.

Nice hike - short and easy with a pretty view at the top

Nice (but very short) walk, with some gorgeous lichen and wildflowers. A great place to stop for lunch if you’re doing a day of hiking

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

Lots of indicators to tell where to go. Many people on the trail so easy to follow footprints. Snow on the ground and can be slippery sometimes!

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

Great views at the top! In summer this is a moderate hike, winter (with good amount of snow and ice) it becomes slightly more difficult. I did not wear any spikes going up till about the last 300 ft. of gain. Coming down I would for sure recommend them on any slick/snowy/icy areas. Went off trail slightly done to loop not being super visible and following others tracks. Going counterclockwise coming down trail is not as apparent. So either go the same way down or keep an eye out for the cairns marking the trail and have your map downloaded. Good luck!

For an experienced hiker this is a piece of cake. The trail is more like a groomed walking path and the uphill battle is mild to moderate. It’s a quick hike all together and I felt silly bringing a back pack because of how well groomed and populated the trail was. Best waterfall I’ve seen though

backpacking
3 months ago

I did his trail in 2016 and it really is incredible. The terrain is constantly changing and the scenery is unlike anything I've ever seen. There are definitely challenging spots, but as a whole I thought it was a very doable and very well marked as well. The second part Fimmvörðuháls was the more challenging part, but you will not be disappointed. We lucked out with the weather and only got trapped in rain a couple times. Definitely make sure you have a good rain jacket, good layers, and they are not lying when they say river crossing shoes!

3 months ago

a good day hike in winter (beautiful in the snow) , there aren't many hikes to do in winter ! with limited day light and changing conditions this hike is suitable and worth doing !!

hiking
snow
3 months ago

beautiful in the snow (early Feb) but warning when it's windy it can be quite challenging! views all the way up were amazing. route had clear footprints by noon so was easy to follow. check forecast to avoid heavy winds and rain. would highly recommend.

Very beautiful, very crowded!

Definitely more easy than moderate but still stunning and absolutely worth pulling over. There are three parking lots on the left side of the road (if you’re doing the ring road counter clockwise) before the large touristy lot. These three were totally empty for us, we parked and walked up to the far west section of the “path” (it was totally snowed over so we walked where we wanted to) and had the entire glacier lake to ourselves. Stunning.

hiking
4 months ago

Really gorgeous, turn right from the parking lot instead of left over the glacier to go down to the lake and climb on the ice that’s washed ashore.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome, otherworldly trail. We broke this into four nights and camped in tents. Biggest advice, as will become obvious if you’re planning a trip, would be preparing for unpleasant conditions. Though we hiked in late August, it snowed at the top of the mountain pass and temperatures dropped well below freezing. Warm sleeping bags and clothing are an absolute must. The wind was fierce most of the way, too, often reaching 40 mph, and there is no real coverage from the gusts—especially if you’re camping. Brush up on how to pitch tents in wind gusts before you head out! Other thing I’d recommend is bypassing the campsite at Alftavatn and continuing on to Hvanngil. It was a beautiful site and my favorite stop along the way. Most people continue past it, it seemed. Most sites allowed hikers to hang out in sheltered seating areas to escape the elements. This was perfect for warming up, preparing food, and playing card games. Trails were busy and it is good to get moving early to claim a spot if you’re camping!

Good for sunday walk with friends or childrens. Good landscape for other mountains around. Domek historical places on the way and small caves.

hiking
icy
6 months ago

Great hike. Definitely recommend for experience takers. Quite icy and steep at times. Please be careful. Enjoy!

hiking
6 months ago

Glacier ridges at their best, plus a beautiful basalt waterfalls

hiking
bugs
6 months ago

I would classify this as moderate rather than easy. there are some minor exposed areas where it's important to keep your balance. also, it is rather strenuous hiking uphill at the incline of this mountain. it wasn't so difficult that a person of decent health shouldn't be able to do it, but still not easy. it was absolutely beautiful and one of my favorite hikes. the bugs in July were really bad. take something to cover your mouth and nose and eyes such as a bandana and sunglasses.

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