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Iceland Hut to Hut Hiking

Self-guided hiking tours in Iceland

Hiking Tours in Iceland

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Valahnúkur viewpoint with female hiker standing on peak and krossa river flowing through in icelandic highlands at Thórsmörk, Iceland
hiking woman on the trail in National Park Landmannalaugar, Iceland
Female hiker crossing a river on the Laugavegur trail on Iceland.
Markarfljotsgljufur canyon, Emstrur / Botnar hut at Laugavegur trail
Outstanding view at river skóga at Laugavegur trail, Iceland
Laugavegur hiking trek crossing an ash field, Iceland
Hiker walking to Landmannalaugar mountains, Iceland
5 days / 4 nights
Landmannalaugar
Explore the vivid rhyolite mountains, serene black sands, and lush valleys of Thórsmörk on the Laugavegur Trek, a journey through Iceland's diverse wonders.
From: 1,095€/person
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Markarfljotsgljufur canyon, Emstrur / Botnar hut at Laugavegur trail
hiking woman on the trail in National Park Landmannalaugar, Iceland
Magnificent  waterfall Skógafoss, Iceland
Laugavegur hiking trek crossing an ash field, Iceland
Female hiker crossing a river on the Laugavegur trail on Iceland.
Outstanding view at river skóga at Laugavegur trail, Iceland
Icelandic landscape with blue river stream and lush green vegatation at Iceland on Laugavegur hiking trail, green valley in volcanic landscape among lava fields and mountains. Early morning, summer
6 days / 5 nights
Landmannalaugar
Traverse Iceland's combined Laugavegur Trail and Fimmvörðuháls Trek, from Landmannalaugar's geothermal fields to Skógafoss's cascading falls.
From: 1,345€/person
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Scenic Fimmvorduhals hike in Iceland
Young woman hiker with backpack at Fimmvorduhals hiking trail. Landscape of Godland with rugged green moss covered rocks and hills, valley of thorsmork, Iceland, Summer blue sky white clouds
Magnificent  waterfall Skógafoss, Iceland
Fimmvörðuháls Hiking Trail In Iceland
The Fimmvörðuháls trail above Skogafoss Iceland.
the Fimmvorduhals Trailhead
to the canyon at Skogafoss waterfall on Iceland
2 days / 1 night
Þórsmörk
Experience Iceland's Fimmvörðuháls Trek: a 2-day journey from lush Þórsmörk to the majestic Skógafoss through landscapes sculpted by volcanic forces.
From: 249€/person
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What do we do at Iceland Hut to Hut Hiking?

In the heart of Iceland’s untamed natural beauty, Iceland Hut to Hut Hiking offers an experience transcending ordinary hiking adventures.

Specializing in multi-day hiking trips in Iceland, our tours are crafted to unveil the most breathtaking vistas of Iceland, with the famous Laugavegur Trail taking the icing on the cake.

Our treks in Iceland lead you through an ever-changing tapestry of nature’s wonders. From the lush greenery of Þórsmörk valley, with its vibrant mosses and birch woods, to the barren majesty of the black deserts of Mýrdalsjökull, every step is an encounter with a different facet of nature.

You’ll traverse paths that wind around steaming geothermal springs, cross rivers fed by ancient glaciers, and marvel at the panoramic views from mountain ridges.

Here’s how we help you:

  • Detailed self-guided itinerary with all the necessary info for a successful hike
  • GPS route + simple-to-use app for easy navigation
  • Booking all your accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner at the huts
  • Full 24/7 support during your trip
  • Luggage transfer where it’s possible

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or new to the trails, our trekking adventures are tailored to suit every pace and preference.

Iceland Mountain Huts

Iceland’s mountain huts are basic accommodations designed for hikers and mountaineers. Located in remote areas along some of the best hiking trails, these huts offer a mix of essential amenities and are managed by the Icelandic Touring Association (FÍ).

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Lonesome huts in Iceland

The huts are typically staffed by volunteers who maintain the facilities and assist hikers with information and advice. Most are open and manned during summer but closed in winter. Some remain open in late winter/early spring, but access to these huts in winter often requires snow hiking, skiing, or specially equipped vehicles.

Types of Huts and Their Facilities

Huts in Iceland range from small, offering basic facilities like bunk beds and communal kitchens, to larger ones with more amenities such as hot showers and dining rooms. The larger ones might have a shop selling food and supplies, so carrying extra Icelandic Krona (ISK) is advisable.

Alftavatn hut and campsite on the Laugavegur trail on Iceland.
Alftavatn hut and campsite on the Laugavegur trail

Most huts are self-catered. They do not offer hot, ready-made meals, so hikers should carry their own food and cooking equipment. However, the ones along the Laugavegur trail do sell some supplies like dried food, soda, and candy bars.

Hikers might also find gas or wood-burning stoves available for cooking in some larger lodges, including all the huts on the Laugavegur trail. But some less visited require you to bring your own camping stove.

Special Considerations

When staying in Icelandic huts, hikers should bring their own sleeping bags, as blankets are not provided. The inner spaces are warm enough not to need a heavy-duty sleeping bag. In larger huts, like the ones on the Laugavegur Trail, you can expect running water and water toilets, but smaller ones might require fetching water from a nearby stream and using a latrine.

Hut Rules

Hut rules emphasize cleanliness, tidiness, and consideration. Key rules include:

  • Warden consultation: If available, check with the warden about your booking and sleeping arrangements.
  • Check-in/out: Check-in between 12:00 and 20:00; check-out by 10:00.
  • Quiet hours: Maintain quiet from midnight to 7:00 am.
  • No shoes inside: Leave hiking boots in the entrance hall.
  • No smoking inside: Smoking is prohibited inside the huts at all times.
  • Kitchen cleanliness: Keep the cooking area clean and tidy.
  • Water contribution: Add water to the communal pot on the stove as needed.
  • Cleanliness upon departure: Ensure the hut is clean before leaving.
  • Payment: Remember to pay for your stay and any used facilities.
  • Environmental care: Do not leave trash behind; help keep the environment clean.

Laugavegur Trail Huts

There are six huts on the Laugavegur Trail, each offering mattresses, toilets, cold running water, and a communal kitchen. These huts are heated but don’t have electricity for charging devices. Booking in advance is essential for them due to their popularity.

To learn everything there is to know about the Laugavegur Trail in more detail, visit our Ultimate Guide to Iceland’s Famous Multi-Day Hike.

Landmannalaugar, Iceland. View at camping site and mountain hut with many tents and cars, and huge lava field, Icelandic landscape of colorful rainbow volcanic mountains at Laugavegur hiking trail
Camping site Landmannalaugar

Trekking in Iceland

Iceland’s landscapes are defined by dramatic contrasts: geothermal areas like Geysir, with steaming springs and gushing geysers, alongside majestic waterfalls such as Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. The island is dotted with vast glaciers, including the immense Vatnajökull, and Þingvellir National Park showcases the country’s volcanic origins. These natural wonders provide a glimpse into Iceland’s diverse and dynamic geological tapestry.

Why travel with Iceland Hut to Hut Hiking?

HASSLE-FREE

We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.

TRIED & TESTED ADVENTURES

Only the best hut to hut hikes in Europe, cherry-picked by our local team with an in-depth knowledge of the region.

UNBEATABLE SUPPORT

Our 24/7 customer support is where we show our passion, bringing you a better experience by making your well-being our number one priority.

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