Hiking and Trekking

Volcanic Trails - Part 1

The Volcanic Trails is a trekking tour combining two distinct sections. The trail runs form east to west along the Fjallabak Nature reserve in the south Iceland Highlands. This is part 1. See all your combo tour options here.

Tour code: IMG384

Exploring the Wilderness

This remote takes you through one of Iceland's most spectacular volcanic regions. Your expert trekking guide will lead you into the Vatnajökull National Park, up to the peak of Sveinstindur mountain with fantastic view on lake Langisjór, the long lake. The trail goes along the great Skaftá river through bright green moss covered lava formations, impressive waterfalls, canyons and amazing craters, to the Eldgjá, a volcanic fissure created in one of the greatest eruptions in historical times. The journey continues through the contrasts of black sands and green moss of Mælifellsandur desert. Hiking through this dramatic landscape you will feel the greatness of the land as well as the immense solitude. In the evenings you will enjoy the company of your friendly and knowledgeable guide and your small group in the tiny cozy mountain huts along the trail. The perfect trek for those looking to venture off the beaten track!

See video from the Volcanic Trails part 1.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Challenging

    Challenging

    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

    6 - 14 participants

  • Language

    English

  • 16

    Minimum age

    16 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Mountain hut

  • Walking per day

    3 - 8 hrs

  • Total Distance

    90 km (56 mi)

Guides on this Tour

Customer Reviews

“We selected the Wilderness of Strúter Trail rather than the more popular Landmannalaugar trek since we wanted to be far from the maddening crowd. It exceeded our expectations! Milla was an incredible guide and really helped us make the most of our 5 days...She also was an incredible resource on Iceland in general.”
PackedNReady2GoAgain, USA — 2017-09-10

Tour Highlights

Stunning views from Mt. Sveinstindur

Moss Covered Lava Fields

Bathe in a Natural Pool

Mælifellssandur black sands and green moss

Included

  • 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