Best Self-Guided Hikes in Iceland

09. July 2017
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Are you the kind of person that likes to explore, but doesn’t like of all the hassle that comes with travelling and logistics and booking and all the rest of it? 

If that sounds like you, then look no further. For your hassle-free inner explorer, we have put together two amazing walks where you just have to arrive at the designated start point of your tour, and take it entirely at your own pace. 

This week, we are discussing self-guided walks around Iceland; what they involve, what they do not involve, and where you can go on a self-guided walk with us.

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Hiking at the End of the World

With a self-guided hike…

You don’t have a guide in the traditional sense. With a self-guided walk, it starts with our travel experts organizing your way to the trail, as well as the trail itself. This is all collated together into a  trail pack, then this pack of directions and advice for the whole journey is handed to you at the beginning of your self guided walk in Iceland. 

All of the logistics of your self-guided walk in iceland  are organized so you don’t need to make any other additional bookings for the duration of the tour. You just hike and enjoy.

What self-guided hikes do we offer then? We have chosen our favorite journeys to keep the choices tight and specialized. 

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East Iceland

Usually when people think about coming to Iceland, the first though tis not the East. The east is one of the least visited parts of the country, and usually only receives a cursory passing on a traverse of the Ring Road. 

Lose almost everybody. This is the aim of the game out here in the East, and a self-guided hike in the East will reward you handsomely with epic panoramic views, a raging coastline and deep fjords. 

Hiking at the End of the World

Hike in the remoteness of the east between the town of and Borgarfjörður Eystri and Seyðisfjörður. A 6 day hike, with all accommodation booked, and available with or without luggage transport. Luggage transfer is of course the lightest option. 

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Laugavegur: self guided

The classic Laugavegur; it’s a classic for a reason.  It is easily one of the most complete and diverse geological landscapes in the world, perhaps the jewell in the crown of the Icelandic Highlands. The ascent up the mountain pass, and the descent into Thorsmork is where hikers earn their stripes. Here, we will equip you with all of the need-to-know information so that you can complete it on your own! Equally, we can also provide luggage transfer  (if you like) taking a considerable weight off your feet, allowing you to step more lightly. 

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Rounding up the self-guided hike. 

So if you have ever wondered what a self guided tour is, wonder no more! We hope we have made the difference clearer. Is there anything that you feel we missed out? Any details that are still unclear? Please drop a comment below or contact us to ask us!

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