Although it’s about the same size as Virginia or Kentucky Iceland has a wide range of hiking opportunities be it a short friendly hike, long day hike or 4-5 day backpacking trip. If you are a first-time visitor and want to see and hike the best of Iceland we’ve shortlisted 5 SPOTS for your favorite hikes.
1. The Mount Esja Trail
The Most Amazing Hikes In IcelandThis hiking trail leads to a volcanic mountain Esjan. It is easy to reach from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and makes you enjoy the astonishing view of the city and mountains covered in wildflowers and snow.
After approximately 2.8 kilometers hiking you will arrive at the place named Steinn which is engraved on the rock. Don’t forget to engrave your name as well in a guestbook at this point. If you continue following a steeper path you will reach the top of the mountain range called Tverfellshorn, some 400 meters away from the Steinn.