There are many possibilities for walks and hikes in beautiful surroundings near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik. Within 1-2 hours’ drive from Reykjavik you can find many interesting hiking destinations. They vary in difficulty, from relatively easy to more difficult 2-3 days tours. The nature is very diverse, ranging from black beaches to cold, white glaciers. Everybody should be able to find hiking tours that suits them.
Close to Reykjavík, Esja is probably the most popular destination for hiking. Esja is the beautiful mountain you see when looking north from Reykjavík. There are marked trails from the roots of this beautiful mountain to the top. Icelanders really like to visit Esja and go to the top. Some are even so eager that they hike to the top once (or even more often) every week all year around. This is a hike that is suitable for most people. From the top the view is magnificent, both to the south over the Capital area and to the north. Is it truly a feeling no other like to stand on the top of a mountain like Esja and enjoy the view and the fresh air.