Hiking and Trekking

Volcanic Trails - Part 1

The Volcanic Trails is a trekking tour combining two distinct sections.This combo offers amazing views and mystical landscapes. See all your combo tour options here.

Tour code: IMG384

Exploring the Wilderness

On the Volcanic Trails you get a stunning 7-day trek through one of Iceland’s greatest volcanic regions in the mesmerizing highlands. From the graceful peak of Sveinstindur by lake Langisjór, the trail goes along the glacial river Skaftá and then follows the impressive Eldgjá volcanic fissure along the Strútur trail to lake Álftavatn.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty



    Suites those that are physically active and have some background in basic travelling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6 - 7 hrs walks per day.

  • Availability

    Jul - Aug

  • Duration

    7 days

  • Transport

    Private transport

  • Group Size

    5 - 14 participants

  • Language


  • 16

    Minimum age

    16 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Mountain hut

  • Walking per day

    3 - 8 hrs

  • Total Distance

    90 km (56 mi)

  • Accommodation

    Private pick up

Customer Reviews

“We saw beautiful scenery in mostly good weather. Our guide, Inga was the best. Knowledgeable patient and a great cook. It was myself, my husband and my adult son and we have a fantastic time. it is a great way to see the geography of Iceland.”
MEBesq, USA — 2017-07-30

Tour Highlights

Stunning views from Mt. Sveinstindur

Moss Covered Lava Fields

Bathe in a Natural Pool

Mælifellssandur black sands and green moss


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
  • Transport at the beginning and end of trek
  • Breakfast (6), Lunch (7), Dinner (6)
  • Transfer of luggage

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • Showers in huts (payable on site)

Optional Extras

  • Sleeping bag
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour

Practical Information