Tired of fighting with the crowd ? Want to dig into the real wild ? The Highlands will soon become your new favourite place. There, you will face a natural painting where glaciers blends with geothermal fields and gorgeous valleys contrast with steep rhyolite mountains to offer your eyes more colours than you can ever imagine.
If hiking is your thing, the popular Laugavegur trek, starting from Landmannalaugar to end in þórsmörk, is definitely a must, crossing glaciers, hot springs, glacial rivers and canyons. The bravest will hike even further to reach Skogafoss, through the pass of Fimmvordurháls.
If you better enjoy superjeep tours, mountain biking or backcountry ski –in winter time-, don‘t look further, the natural reserve Fjallabak and the surroundings will be your paradise! Wanna get even more? Jump in a helicopter and experience icelandic landscape from the air.
East of the area, Langisjór lake offers quietness for the kayak enthusiasts, and the impressive Laki surroundings will plunge you into the heart of the deadliest Icelandic eruption (18th century). Further west, Kerlingarfjöll offers endless possibilities for hikers while the Hveravellir‘s hotspring will .
Largest ice-cap in Europe, Vatnajökull will be the perfect terrain for extreme mountaineers looking for customized tours. On the western side of the country, Langjökull glacier is the home of snowmobiling tours all year long as well as Eyjafjallajökull!
What‘s better than crossing the country with a 4x4 via Kjölur or Sprengisandur in the summer time, through the „heart“ of Iceland, rough, unpredictable and untouched for centuries ?