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Adventure Talk: Discover the Hidden Trails of Iceland

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Discover otherworldly rainbow mountains, turquoise lakes and lava fields. The adventure of your life awaits on this Hidden Trails of Iceland hiking tour. Hiking in Iceland is like embarking on an adventure to a different world. If you ever wanted to discover landscapes that look like backdrops of a sci-fi movie, tune in for this virtual tour of the mystical Icelandic Highlands.

The Icelandic Highlands are the most out-of-this-world place you’ll ever step foot in. With landscapes straight out of a science fiction movie, it’s like being transported to another planet. Local AIMG guide and photographer Alberto Ojembarrena will share all the details of hiking in this remote wonderland on some of the country’s most spectacular and truly hidden trails.

This once-in-a-lifetime Iceland hiking tour will take you off the beaten path. Far from the tourists and crowded trails, you’ll journey over 80 miles through vast deserts of jet black sand with glistening shards of obsidian, past a kaleidoscope of rhyolite mountains, past turquoise lakes, lava fields and on to inviting hot springs, all while sleeping in mountain huts. Following remote trails deep into Iceland’s treasure trove of geothermal wonders, you’ll link up with the legendary Laugavegur Trail. See Iceland’s impossible landscapes through the lens of a local guide and photographer, Alberto Ojembarrena.

This adventure begins in Reykjavík, remote journeying through Iceland’s Highland region before linking up with the famous Laugavegur trail — known as one of the most beautiful hikes in the world — all while sleeping in mountain huts over twelve days. You’ll hike past colorful rhyolite mountains, geothermal features, turquoise lakes, and bubbling hot springs, through black desert sands, secret valleys, and lava fields, to end in the green valley of Thórsmörk — the place that owes its name to the God of Thunder. It is truly the epic adventure of a lifetime.

This adventure talk will cover the following:

  • Breathtaking photos and videos from the Icelandic Highlands (Seriously, you have to see these to believe them!)
  • Overview of the classic Laugavegur trail, one of the most beautiful trails in the world
  • See impossible landscapes, river crossings, midnight sun & incredible terrain
  • Weather conditions in the Highlands: experience 4 seasons in just few hours
  • How to plan and prepare for adventuring in remote places and isolated areas like the Icelandic Highlands
  • All the info on weather, gear, logistics, mountain huts and getting around in Iceland
  • Other fun stuff to do near Reykjavík, including Icelandic games, hot natural pools and other trails worth exploring

About 57hours 

57hours is an guided outdoor adventure company founded on the idea that we must make the most out of the 57hours between Friday afternoon Sunday night. These hours are wide open for adventure. This should be a time you experience with your family and friends, reconnecting to yourself and to nature. With that mission in mind, 57 hours began their journey of establishing spectacular guided adventures all around the world.  Checkout all their Icelandic adventures.

About Alberto Ojembarrena

Alberto is the owner of Amarok Adventures and has guided adventure treks in Iceland, Greenland, South America and Nepal. He has also worked as a documentary and travel photographer for international magazines. He has lived in Iceland since 2015, traveling the country discovering hidden gems and loads of adventure off the beaten path — always with his camera in tow.

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As with each guide published on, should you choose to this route, do so at your own risk. Prior to setting out check current local weather, conditions, and land/road closures. While taking a trail, obey all public and private land use restrictions and rules, carry proper safety and navigational equipment, and of course, follow the #leavenotrace guidelines. The information found herein is simply a planning resource to be used as a point of inspiration in conjunction with your own due-diligence. In spite of the fact that this route, associated GPS track (GPX and maps), and all route guidelines were prepared under diligent research by the specified contributor and/or contributors, the accuracy of such and judgement of the author is not guaranteed. SKYBLUE OVERLAND LLC, its partners, associates, and contributors are in no way liable for personal injury, damage to personal property, or any other such situation that might happen to individuals following this route.