Exploring the Wilderness
This remote trail takes you through one of Iceland's most spectacular volcanic regions. Your expert trekking guide will lead you into the wilderness of Vatnajökull National Park, starting with a hike 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 then 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.
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.
Jul - Aug
6 - 14 participants
Walking per day
3 - 8 hrs
90 km (56 mi)
Guides on this Tour
“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.”
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
- Sleeping bag
- Showers in huts (payable on site)
- Sleeping bag
- Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour