Iceland Walking Holidays

From the vibrant capital of Reykjavik, to the lonely beaches and storybook villages of the coast and the spectacular uninhabited wilderness of the interior, Iceland is a tiny island nation that packs a serious punch. Rugged, remote and otherworldly - at Walkers' Britain we believe this is a thoroughly unique destination worthy of exploration.

Cross the third-largest geothermal zone in the world and walk to Skógafoss waterfall and through the magical landscapes of Goðalönd in summer.

Tackle the famous Laugavegur Trek; then reward yourself with an unforgettable soak in the spectacular geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland's most iconic scenes.

Discover Icelandic culture in atmospheric Reykjavik, home to stylish shopping, quirky bars and engaging museums; and explore surreal moonscapes in browns and greys, punctuated by gigantic glaciers, hot springs and glacial lakes so icy-blue they seem Photoshopped.

Take a look at our unique itineraries and start planning your active holiday to this intriguing island in the north of Europe!


 

Personal Experience in Iceland

Our team have been walking for over 4 decades. We are passionate about Iceland, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Great Value & Quality Iceland Trips

Our active holidays in Iceland are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your trip.

Guided Walking in Iceland Specialists

Walkers' Britain have been operating guided holidays in Iceland for over 45 years. On a guided holiday our knowledgeable guides will ensure you are looked after throughout your journey. Their enthusiasm and knowledge bring to life the flora, fauna and history of Iceland and they are also on hand to tailor the trip to the group's interests.


 

Trail conservation

A percentage of profit made from each tour group is directed to an Environmental Fund that supports projects that preserve nature and trails used by tourists.

Award winning practices

In 2013 our local partner received the 2012 Conch Environmental Award. This is an award issued by the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources for being a leading company in nature friendly tourism in Iceland.

Minimal environmental impact

Icelandic tourism depends on the continued prosperity of a fragile natural environment. Our objective is always to minimise environmental impact and to leave no trace.

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across Europe is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.





Currency

Icelandic Krona

International Dialing Code

+354

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Iceland is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see https://tinyurl.com/lkho3qg for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.