Walk on the Land of Fire & Ice
Our Iceland Walking trip is a journey into the unforgettable; from soaring mountains, rumbling volcanoes and lava fields to bubbling geysers, hot springs and glaciers—each day’s a new adventure. By hiking craters to coastline, traversing hot rivers and trekking to towering waterfalls, the sense of discovery always looms large. Naturally, we balance our explorations with the comforts of Icelandic hospitality. As a favoured trip among B&R veterans, your Iceland awaits.
This is a signature B&R Walking trip—expertly guided, small groups, premium hotels.
Moderate to Challenging
Reykjavik to Keflavik via Reykjavik
6 Days / 5 Nights
Price per person from: $6,495
Single supplement: $900
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Day by Day
Tackle a challenging yet rewarding morning walk to the magnificent Glymur Falls (the highest in Iceland). Mount up for a horseback ride on the famed Icelandic breed in the afternoon.
Admire desolate coves and crashing surf on a coastal hike on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Walk along a glacier high above before a dinner in our hotel’s dining room overlooking the Atlantic.
Walk to the UNESCO Word Heritage Site of Þingvellir, home of the world’s oldest parliament. Kick back in a natural hot tub with majestic lake views.
Climb aboard a super-comfortable “Super Jeep” for exploration of Landmannalaugur and Hekla Highlands, the “Icelanders’ Iceland.”
Take a trip out to the mystical Westman Islands to see their stunning topography and the largest puffin colony in the world. Visit a town buried in lava in 1973, the “Pompei of the North.”
Take a quick look around Iceland's capital Reykjavik before heading to airport for your departure.
Hotel Budir, Shaefellsbae
This immaculate hotel continues a long tradition of outstanding hospitality and exceptional cuisine. Located in a lavafield on the westernmost tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, Hotel Budir has been hosting distinguished guests in its majestic setting since 1948. Its restaurant has been referred to as "The Mecca of Icelandic cooking," due to its unique and delightful cuisine. View hotel website »
Hotel Ion, Þingvellir
Built in 2008 for the Icelandair hotel chain, it has been refurbished in 2011 and is beautifully located on the slopes of Mt. Hengill, with a great view over Lake Pingvallavatn and the mountains surrounding the lake. The focus is on good uncomplicated Icelandic country hospitality. Hot springs, steam, the northern lights - it’s an area of natural activity and beauty and you’ll be certain to feel that energy, graced with the sights that surround you. View hotel website »
Hotel Skogar, Skogar
Situated at the foot of the glaciers Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjöll and right by the stunningly beautiful Skogafoss waterfall, the hotel offers intimate accommodation and a quaint sense of Icelandic style that befi ts the relative remoteness of the area. Friendly service is a key feature and the romantic atmosphere with gourmet restaurant, outdoor saunas and hot tubs makes it one of the premier destinations on the south coast. View hotel website »
Moderate to Challenging
This trip is rated Moderate to Challenging. The terrain we cover is incredibly varied. We’ll enjoy some gentle walks along beaches and through rolling countryside and more strenuous walks in the mountains, along glaciers and through canyons. Additional activities include kayaking, horseback riding and spelunking. Please be aware that hikes and/or activities may have to be changed last-minute due to climate conditions, which are highly unpredictable in Iceland. Please also note that drives can be long; this enables us to take in a huge variety of scenery and experience a multitude of landscapes.
Walking Sticks &
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, five lunches and all dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events and private tours
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“This trip was amazing! It gave us a wonderful overview of the country and touched on everything. The super jeeps were such a fun way to travel and their drivers were great, exposing us to the local life and providing a way to learn even more about the country.”
— Jo Anne Doll,
Iceland Walking 2011
Notes from the Road
- HuffPost Travel: Get Inspired and EnergizedPublished on huffingtonpost.com | May 2011 | Teresa Rodriguez Williamson For those who want thrills beyond the edge of the earth, Iceland is calling you. Here, the soaring mountains, rumbling volcanoes, lava fields and bubbling geysers will stir your … …
- Iceland Heats UpTake the familiar adage that “geography is character”. Now magnify it multiple times. Squeeze it into a modestly sized island teeming with character and tuck it up there in around the attic of the world. Welcome to Iceland. Here, in …