Beyond the mountains
Where nature imposes silence
Fjallabak means ‘beyond the mountains’ in Icelandic. It’s the name of an old walking route that meanders through a tangle of paths crisscrossing the volcanic highlands of Iceland’s interior. This track is the birthplace of the sport of hiking in Iceland.
If you dream of exploring the great outdoors, observing raw nature and volcanic phenomena, Iceland is undoubtedly one of the best places for this type of adventure. There’s nothing like total immersion to uncover the secrets of this country.
Leave Highway No. 1 behind, go with a professional guide and discover the vast and extraordinary scenery of the interior. Feelings of awe, peace and a sense of revitalization are among the emotions you may feel during your stay and whether you prefer hiking, riding or skiing, a variety of treks to the highlands are possible. Offering a subtle mix of effort and pleasure, highland treks are very conducive to some great encounters, whether via a small group of hikers or with Icelanders themselves.
Travelling is, above all, a way to realise your dreams, to satisfy your curiosity or to keep the nomadic spirit alive, all the while storing visual mementos in one’s heart and soul.
Depending on the time and budget you have available, between one and four weeks are needed to truly discover Iceland and choose the trip that suits you best.
The Fours Seasons Tour
‘The Four Seasons of Iceland’ tour around Iceland is open to all. The approximately 3,000 km route takes 27 days, averaging 125 km per day, with plenty of time for beautiful walks, nature watching and contemplation. It takes into account the climate and seasons, the flora and birdlife. You can choose to participate in all or part of this tour, join up with it at any point along the way or leave before the end.
Off the beaten path
Total immersion in the heart of this unforgettable country is something that is sought out by hikers. There are countless routes in Iceland which, were they in mainland Europe, would be famous hiking trails, well documented and certainly well trod. But here in Iceland, apart from a few arctic foxes and flocks of migratory birds, visitors to them have been few and far between ever since Iceland rose out of the ocean. With the advent of walking as a sport discipline, certain paths have only just been discovered and have become globally known, such as the Laugavegur trail. While well maintained with trail markers and strategically located huts, its raw beauty is just a tantalising taste of the mysterious hidden beauties to be found within Iceland.