Iceland is a hiker’s paradise. The huge sky, epic canyons, waterfalls, mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and steaming ground give you something to look, marvel at, in fact, at in any direction. So how do you choose a hiking trail, with so many to choose from?
One of the World’s Best Hikes
This post isn’t about how to choose, but does offer a pretty good suggestion, we feel. National Geographic has even voted the Fimmvörðuháls Pass as one of the world’s best hikes. Have we persuaded you? Maybe not yet, but we're getting there.
If want want big, epic, non-technical, visually and geographically all-encompassing, perhaps one of the most epic hikes in Iceland is the hike through the Fimmvörðuháls Pass; it’s a tiny strip of land that sits between two glaciers: Eyjafjallajökull (of 2010 eruption fame) and Mýrdalsjökull (also with a larger, much more powerful volcano, Katla, underneath it).