Our day tours begin from our cozy Hrifunes Guesthouse, which is in southeast Iceland. From there, we head into the highlands for hikes through amazing landscapes. We return in time for a shower and some relaxation before embarking on a great food experience offered at the guesthouse. https://www.hrifunesguesthouse.is/kitchen/dinner
Our multi-day tours can either start/end in Reykjavik or at our Hrifunes Guesthouse. You can leave your rental car at the guesthouse for 2-3 days and travel with us, relaxed, letting us handle the highland dirt roads and river crossings.
We recommend our three-day highland journey, which takes you behind Mýrdalsjökull Glacier through a moon-like landscape. In the Ófærudalur Valley, we do an easy hike to a hot pool to enjoy a bath in nature’s embrace.
The next day, we will drive the highland road to Eldgjá (Fire Canyon), taking a backroad to Langisjór Lake, close to Vatnajökull Glacier. From there, we will hike to the top of Mt. Sveinstindur and witness the sensational view over the lake and highlands.
We will take a scenic walk to a beautiful secret waterfall on our final day, continuing to a remote black sand beach. From there, we’ll climb up to a lighthouse and enjoy a great view over the dunes.
On one of the evenings, we’ll light a small campfire below our guesthouse.
We can easily add extra days since the options in our region are endless. If requiring tours of more than 5 days, we can stay in other places closer to the hiking areas, such as Thorsmörk and Landmannalaugar.
Difficulty: We offer moderate and moderately strenuous hikes, but they can be adjusted according to your group’s abilities and needs.
Here are short descriptions of what to expect in our multi-day tours, but the pictures below say it better.
- We will walk into a valley to a natural hot pool where we can bathe.
- We will walk to secret locations and see hardly known world-class waterfalls.
- We will hike to a mountaintop, considered one of the top scenic spots in south Iceland.
- We will hike to the top of a singular moss-covered mountain with a great view of a glacier and black sand.
- We will circle a red crater.
- You will learn about the volcano geology of the most vibrant and varied landscapes in Iceland.
- You will hear Icelandic folklore and all kinds of stories from the area.
- And for sure, you will have comfortable accommodations waiting for you and a pleasant dining experience every night.
Just leave it to us, and we’ll put together a package that will fit your interests and abilities.
Hrifunes Guesthouse, located in southeast Iceland, is approx a 3 hr. drive from Reykjavik. We are a 35 min. drive from Vík and a 2 hr. drive from the Glacier Lagoon.
During the Icelandic summer nights, we enjoy 24 hours of daylight. We may do evening hikes in the beautiful arctic evening light and bring takeaway dinner in such cases,
The highland roads (F-roads) normally are open in the last week of June when the snow has melted and the roads are dry. The highland roads are open until approx. mid-September.
The terrain usually is gravel and sand, often with some side slopes. We recommend regular hiking shoes with good grip. Bring a jacket, a hat and gloves, and wind/rain-resistant pants is a must. Weather can change a few times in one day. The same is true for the temperature in the highlands. In one day, it can go from 8 to18 degrees Celsius (F 46 to 64), so it’s best to bring extra hiking clothes. We have plenty of space in the SUV.