The North & Highlands

Why visit

Spend time exploring the colourful fishing villages of the North, trek from waterfall to waterfall and stop at Husavik for whale and puffin watching. Hike in Vatnajokull National Park and search for water-birds on Lake Myvatn, the north of Iceland is considered to be one of the most activity focussed parts of the country. Moving into the Highlands, which form Iceland's least inhabited region, for some serious hiking around the Hveravellier Hot Springs and marvel at giant open landscapes.

About the North & Highlands                     

The North and Highlands are two regions of great contrast. Small fishing villages and whale watching sites are scattered across the North, whilst the Highlands hold huge views of the starkly beautiful Kerlingarfjoll and Askja. The North is considered the best region in Iceland for horse-riding and trekking. For a sublime feeling of isolation, venture into the Highlands.

  • Explore the offshore islands and peaceful peninsulas of Northern Iceland
  • Cruise on Lake Myvatn in search of puffins and seabirds
  • Whale watching is a must in Husavik
  • Go in winter and ski the Trollaskagi Peninsula

Beyond the Ordinary

Brave the harsh trekking of Kerlingarfjoll and Askja – not much in the way of soft edges but a sturdy tent or local hut would be your home. 

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