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Possibly the very best hiking area in Iceland

One of many awesome bays of eastern Iceland. PIC she_who_must

One of many awesome bays of eastern Iceland. PIC she_who_must

A major problem of writing any serious guide to Iceland is the fact that as soon as one wants to specifically recommend one place for your enjoyment the writer gets into trouble.

 

Probably the most amazing hike you can do in Iceland

By now the probability you have seen what is arguably the most impressive canyon in the whole of Iceland is overwhelming although you might not realize it.

Jökulsárgljúfur, Glacier river canyon, in the Northwest of Iceland has featured in amazing numbers of Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows these last few years.

 

Five great hiking areas of Iceland

The impressive Dyrfjoll mountain range in East of Iceland tempt many hikers. PIC Kevin Barnett

The impressive Dyrfjoll mountain range in East of Iceland tempt many hikers. PIC Kevin Barnett

You know, we hate lists. Simply because travel is not shopping for groceries and because lists of all kinds can make us blind for better opportunities on our travels.

 

The most popular hiking routes in Iceland

Starting point for the Fimmvorduhals trek is usually from Skogafoss waterfall at Skogar. PIC HelloIAmBruce

Starting point for the Fimmvorduhals trek is usually from Skogafoss waterfall at Skogar. PIC HelloIAmBruce

Hiking is all the rage in Iceland these days. The reasons are threefold; it is a fantastic way to lose some pounds, it is a way to gain new friends fast and not least the very best way to connect to nature.

 

Only in Iceland would an easy trekking route be called Legbreaker

The name is not very inviting perhaps but the nature here is. PIC Saylea

The name is not very inviting perhaps but the nature here is. PIC Saylea

One thing trekkers need to keep in mind when visiting Iceland is that the WHOLE country is stunning and there is really no need to travel far to experience nature at its very best.

 

Trekking Iceland

And these folks are just on a light hour-long trek. Trekking Iceland massive adventure but not without dangers and hardships. PIC utrechtman

And these folks are just on a light hour-long trek. Trekking Iceland massive adventure but not without dangers and hardships. PIC utrechtman

For fit lovers of nature there can be few better ways of connecting to Iceland than by trekking across it on foot.

 

The two Laugavegur in Iceland

The Laugavegur trekking trail bends around the most fabulous landscape. PIC mr.keasone

The Laugavegur trekking trail bends around the most fabulous landscape. PIC mr.keasone

You would be forgiven for not understanding why there seem to be two Laugavegur roads in Iceland. Usually Icelanders are imaginative enough to give places different names but in the case of Laugavegur there is a story to tell.

 

The highland charm of Iceland wearing thin

The space we call the highland of Iceland used to be a mecca for solitude but is turning rapidly into just another place overrun by tourists. PIC Stjiin

The best things in life are free they say and one thing that falls into this category is most certainly travelling the wilderness of the Icelandic highland.