Reykjahlíð

Top Adventures in Reykjahlíð

  • Bathe in Myvatn Nature Baths

    Myvatn Natural Hot Springs are an alternative hot spring to the well-known Blue Lagoon in Iceland. The $18 student tickets are much more affordable than the prices of $75 for other nature baths.Because Myvatn is located on the other side of the co...

  • Hike Hverfjall and Dimmuborgir

    Mt. Hverfjall (Hverfell) is an old tephra crater that is estimated to be 2500 years old. The crater is about 1 km in diameter and 400 feet deep. Hikers can hike to the top via two marked routes which are easily identifiable. Travel to and from the...

    2.2 miles 400 ft gain

  • Explore Hverir Geothermal Field

    Not far from one the more popular hot springs in North Iceland, the Hverir Geothermal Field is one of the most spectacular (and overlooked) places in all of Iceland. The fields consist of mud pots that bubble and produce high temperature steam fro...

  • Hike around Höfði

    Lake Mývatn translates to "Midge Lake" and if you visit here in the summer there will be swarms and swarms of midges. You might want to wear something to cover your face. From the parking area, which is located just off Road 848 past the turn off ...

    2 miles 50 ft gain

  • Hike up Vindbelgjarfjall

    Vindbelgjarfjall is a 529-meter mountain located in Lake Mývatn area, North Iceland, whose formation dates back to the Ice Age. It is part of Krafla volcanic system and is one of the most iconic mountains of the region.The ascent up Vindbelgjarfja...

    3.2 miles 1735 ft gain

  • Hike to Leirhnjúkur

    The trailhead for this hike is located near Lake Mývatn .  Take Road 863 towards Krafla power plant. After you pass under the power station's piping system, the parking area is up the hill and on your left.  If you reach the parking area for Viti ...

    3.1 miles 200 ft gain

  • Explore Viti Crater

    Viti is a large crater, located near lake Myvatn in Northern Iceland. It is filled with bright blue water that changes into a different shade of blue at every perspective. Viti is surrounded by lava fields and a very colorful geothermal area, remi...

  • Photograph Goðafoss

    The parking lot for Goðafoss is clearly signed and you'll be able to see the falls from the parking lot. Just take a quick jaunt up to the falls and find your perfect angle!Since it was on the backend of winter when I visited, there was ice frozen...

  • Hike Dettifoss and Selfoss

    Dettifoss and Selfoss are two waterfalls located closely together, separated only by about one kilometer of easy walking along a cliff top. From the parking lot it is easy to find the start the trail. Just to the right of bathroom, or the water cl...

    1.6 miles

  • Trail Run in Kjarnaskógur

    Kjarnaskógur is the local forest and recreation area in Akureyri and is located just South of the Airport. Great for running, hiking, mountain biking and x-country skiing when there is snow. There is a main 10km loop trail which starts from the ca...

    9.3 miles 656.2 ft gain

  • Hike Mount Sulur

    From the parking lot the trail will almost immediately fork and you will want to go left.  There will be a small sign for Sulur.  There is a small stream crossing before you continue the gradual climb up hill.  The first few kilometers of the hike...

    6.2 miles 2887.1 ft gain

  • Hike Súlur

    The trailhead is located at a parking lot south of Akureyri - mark it on your map and it'll be easy to find. Similar to other trails in Iceland, the way up Súlur is marked with wooden stakes which makes trail finding a breeze! If you're doing this...

    9.3 miles 3116.8 ft gain