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Fjallabak Nature Reserve Trek: Iceland’s Hidden Highland Trails

This 4-day hiking journey through the Fjallabak Nature Reserve is an off-the-beaten-path adventure in the same enchanting area as the renowned Laugavegur trail. This trek offers a secluded exploration of varied landscapes, including geothermal hot springs, vast lava fields, and impressive waterfalls in one of Iceland's most captivating reserves.

Fjallabak Nature Reserve, the starting point of the celebrated Laugavegur trail, invites travelers to experience its hidden gems beyond the popular route. Nestled in the central Highlands of Iceland, the reserve boasts a diverse and rugged landscape, marked by colourful rhyolite mountains, volcanic formations, and untouched wilderness. The vibrant hues of the mountains blend with snow patches and moss-covered lava fields, creating a stunning testament to Iceland's volcanic history.

During this 4-day trek, each day unveils a new array of wonders, from soothing hot springs to awe-inspiring geological formations. Our expertly planned routes and seamless transport at the end of each trail ensure a comfortable and immersive experience. This adventure is perfect for those who love the outdoors and are eager to delve into the heart of Iceland's pristine landscapes, exploring areas that remain largely untouched by the usual tourist footfall.

Join us on this unique journey through Fjallabak's lesser-known paths, where the beauty of Iceland's wilderness is revealed in its most authentic form. It's an ideal opportunity for nature enthusiasts to connect with the raw, unspoiled beauty of one of Iceland's most treasured reserves.

4 days
Minimum age
Meeting Point
BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center
Walking per day
Walking per day
4-7 hrs

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Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia

Meeting point

BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center

The meeting point is the location from where the tour begins.


For your own well-being and safety, we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list. This includes having good quality rain gear, tops and bottoms! Please note that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity. Modern outdoor clothing is far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience.

From €1,271/person
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

Off the Beaten Path in Fjallabak Nature Reserve ・ 4 days

What’s included and what to bring on this tour

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  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
  • Transport in a minibus at the beginning and end of the hikes each day
  • Transfer of luggage between the huts
  • Full board from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4

Not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food in Reykjavik
  • Sleeping bag (Optional extra)

Tour highlights


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