Kerlingarfjöll Hiking Tour from Reykjavík


This exciting day hike in Kerlingarfjöll will uncover the best of the Icelandic wilderness. Rhyolite mountains, steaming hot springs, gushing glacial rivers, and more await you on this journey! 

Icelandic highlands, where the Kerlingarfjöll mountain range is located, is a unique place, completely remote and uninhabited. Here you will be able to admire a picturesque landscape of 10,000-year-old rhyolite mountains with snowy caps and steam rising from the geothermal springs below. It is a magical place to spend your day out in the wild.

Duration 12.5 hours
Availability June - Sept
Ratio 1:19 Guide to client ratio


  • Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Range
  • Hveradalir Geothermal Area
Trip details
What's included
What to bring

The tour begins with a pick-up from Reykjavik at around 8 a.m. Once everyone's on board, we'll be driving inland, deep into central Icelandic highlands. Finally, we'll reach Kerlingarfjöll, an ancient rhyolite mountain range, and this is where our adventure begins.

We'll make a short stop at the Highland Base, where we'll fill our supplies and prepare for the hike. Highland Base is located eight at the foot of Kerlingarfjöll in the Ásgarður Valley. Later, we'll make our way to Hveradallir, the most well-known geothermal valley in the area, and this is where our hike begins. 

Hveradallir, also known as "the Valley of Hot Springs," is one of the biggest geothermal valleys in Iceland. It is full of steaming vents, boiling mud pots, and bubbling hot springs. Not all of these hot springs are suitable for bathing - some of them are so powerful that it is wiser to admire them from a distance. The whole area is surrounded by colorful rhyolite mountains with ice caps, creating a beautiful contrast between the heat and the cold.  

After a day full of adventures, we'll return to Reykjavik around 9 p.m. in the evening.

Pick-up and drop-off information

Pick-up from Reykjavik starts at 8 a.m. We’ll pick you up from your preferred pick-up location, which you have to choose upon booking. You also can choose the pick-up location from Gullfoss Cafe, pick-up starts there at 10 a.m.

We’ll drop you off around 9 p.m. at the same location in Reykjavik or 6:40 p.m. at Gullfoss.

  • Guided Experience
  • Free WiFi on board
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Hiking Tour
  • Sightseeing
  • Minibus transportation
  • ...and a lot of fun
  • First of all, you have to bring the good mood
  • Warm outdoor clothing, the weather in Iceland changes quickly
  • Water & windproof jacket and pants, warm headwear & gloves, and thermal underwear. In Iceland, we say: Dress like the weather
  • It's a hiking tour so bring good sturdy hiking shoes with you!
  • The camera is great to have as well

What is the cancelation policy?

  • Full refund if canceled due to weather. The cancelation fee can be withheld if canceled with short notice.

     - 1 day notice: 100% charge


What is the pickup time?

  • Pick-up for this tour from Reykjavik starts at 8 a.m. We’ll pick you up from your preferred pick-up location, which you have to choose upon booking. You also can choose the pick-up location from Gullfoss Cafe, pick-up starts there at 10 a.m.


When will we be back in Reykjavík?

  • Kerlingarfjöll Hiking Tour from Reykjavík is approx. 13 hours, so we will be back in Reykjavík around 9 pm. If you are traveling from Gullfoss, drop-off there is at 6:40 pm.


Do you pick up from my hotel?

  • There are many areas in Reykjavík where buses are restricted so we only pick up from selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík. For a detailed list of pickup locations please follow this link: If your accommodation is not on the list, please drop us a line at [email protected]


Do you pick up from the airport?

  • No, we don't do it in our regular pickup. If you want a private transfer from the airport to your hotel, drop us a line and we will send you a quote.


Do you have an age limit on your tours?

  • Yes, the age limit is 10 years old. If you are traveling with a child, please let us know.


Is lunch included?

  • No, our lunch break will be at Kerlingarfjöll. You will be able to buy some lunch pax at Gullfoss/Geysir stops.


What is your cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations by customers have to be made with 24-hour notice (8:00 am the day before the tour) or no refund will be given. If Your Day Tours cancels a tour due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances customers receive a full refund. All cancellations need to be made via email or confirmed with us over the phone.

What can I do when I can not finalize my booking because of an error/my credit card not being accepted?

  • If you've exhausted all other means we can send you a secure payment link to finalize the booking. Just send us an email at [email protected] and we can help you finalize your booking.
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