Explore the most popular regions 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
22 hours ago

Excellent hike! Good workout, when you get to the split at the bridge go right for "easier" but longer route and left for strenuous but shorter route.

backpacking
2 days ago

Amazing hike. We went the first week in June when the trails are first open and there was still a ton of snow at the top of the peak. Just as a heads up, it does make a difference which way you go. If you start at Landmannalaugar, you do the steepest and snowiest trek the first day up to the first hut. After that it's more gradual downs and ups, and you descend into different beautiful terrains. Going the opposite way I'm sure is just as beautiful but prepared to end with snow.

Also be prepared to cross a lot of rivers - you will undoubtedly get wet in at least one of them.

great hike! crossing the river with the water being knee high was pretty intense, but totally worth it. once you cross the river you start to climb and can see the amazing waterfall. if you turn around the valley is also very picturesque. it snowed, rained, and then became very sunny on our trip!

Fun quick hike with a great view!
A must do!

Incredible

Beautiful waterfall!! East steps to the top.

Beautiful, easy and slick behind the waterfall.

Best hike I have done in Iceland after 5 months here

Did this hike in mid March. We were the first car in the parking lot ~7AM. The first 2-ish miles have a decent amount of elevation gain. Unfortunately there was some dense fog in spots so we couldn't enjoy the views as much as we would have liked. The thermal river is really interesting. It was in the low 30's F when we were there, so we did our best to submerge our bodies entirely. It's almost more of a stream than a river (at least by my American standards). Getting out was definitely the worst part. Having to dry off and change while it was snowing was an interesting experience. 2 other couples came while we were in the water, and saw several more people hiking up on our way down. Get there early if you want some privacy.

hiking
22 days ago

Went here in mid march, and only saw 2 other people on the trail on the way to the Svartifoss. On the way back we passed about 40 people who had come in on a bus. If you can get there early and beat the buses, then you should have the place almost to yourself.

hiking
22 days ago

The waterfall itself is spectacular, but you should definitely do the trail above the falls. Practically no people, and there are a ton of waterfalls along the river that feed Skogafoss. Plenty of opportunities to take pictures with hardly another person in sight.

camping
1 month ago

Great walk up on the glacier. All you need are some yak Trax to follow the trail.

April 18, 2018. The path is closed. Too muddy which causes people to track around mud which in turn makes it even more trampled. Great walk nevertheless going down and back on the front side. 2.05 total to do parking lot to first falls then trail down to hidden falls and back.

Beautiful walk between two villages. Views were spectacular in both directions so coming back the way we came was not repetitive. On a windy day this could be less enjoyable. We hiked it with our two young children in backpacks.

Easy. Beautiful. Wet!!

Easy walking

Beautiful and extreme wind conditions!

Beautiful! It can get a little slippery on certain parts but there was usually enough gravel to mix with the snow and ice that it wasn’t too bad. Very well marked hike but would recommend good hiking boots! I’d also recommend continuing past the hot springs for just a little bit. My husband and I were able to see a beautiful waterfall a little further down that we wouldn’t have even known was there!

Great city! Great views!

nature trips
2 months ago

AMAZING waterfall. So cool to be able to walk behind it. My favorite waterfall in Iceland.

This waterfall is great! Looks like something from another planet.

Love it. Great views.

Amazing waterfall. Pictures can’t do it justice.

hiking
2 months ago

It's Iceland, everything is beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

The rating is for the waterfall...it is simply amazing.

Very easy nice hike along the coast and through the lava fields. Lovely views. Several iced patches but easily circumvented.

Few / no crowds in August? Count me in! Two waterfalls, wonderful trail. Awesome example of basalt cliffs. And the upper waterfall shows off the layers of sediment / volcanic dust that built up over the centuries / millennia (?).

Trail was "up hill" but not steep.

hiking
2 months ago

The waterfall(s) are beautiful and awe inspiring. That being said, the Thingvallar / Geysir / Gulfoss triumvirate was underwhelming. Probably not worth a full day in the car. If we were to do the ring road again (and we were looking for natural beauty and hiking throughout the trip), we'd skip this day and spend more time along the south coast / glaciers.

hiking
2 months ago

Cheating a little bit . . . we did a full day hike during a day tour from Reykjavik. Other than climbing on a glacier, the best thing we did in Iceland. Beautiful, ever-changing landscapes with multi-colored hues. Absolutely stunning. THIS is why you came to Iceland!

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