Hiking Trail

The Trail Less Traveled

Guided Hike

Discover hidden gems


13 km


5 hours


850 m

Age limit

12 years


Operated by: Outsiders Iceland

Season: Jun - Sept

Private departures only: Please send us a request at info@highlandbase.is.

Transport: Meet your guide at the hotel. Use your own vehicle to access the hike departure site.

Elevation gain: 850 meters

Gear included: None

Skill & fitness level: Tourer. Fit.

This tour is guided on a maximum 1:12 ratio, meaning one guide per twelve guests.


Magnificent trail that weaves through snowfields, wind sculptured sandstones, multi-coloured gorges and amazing active thermal areas, rarely seen by the general public.

The trail goes around Mænir mountain and leads us down a different route back to Highland Base. This route offers magnificent glacier views and a chance to see a truly remote area of the Kerlingarfjöll mountain range.

We will run/hike on very varied surfaces such as mud, snow, sand and gravel and oftentimes there is no visible trail. The diverse landscape will surely somewhat slow us down, not only because it can be difficult to negotiate but also because we will want to stop and marvel at the beauty of our surroundings.

What to bring

Warm clothes and socks, wind- and waterproof jacket, sturdy boots, gloves, buff, hat, and sunglasses. Water, snacks, and a light lunch.


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