Backpacking in Iceland

Jonathan Ley
| Offers excellent general information, route information, and photos from his north-south traverse of Iceland.

Michel Blomgren | Contains some useful information from his north-south traverse of Iceland.

Icelandic Touring Association | Responsible for managing and maintaining many of the backcountry huts and hiking trails in Iceland.

Icelandic Mountain Guides | Offer a 30-day guided north-south traverse of Iceland (they have a detailed route description on their website) plus many shorter guided hikes, including glacier walks.

SOLOICE Expeditions
| This does not interest me at all, but you might want to visit this site for information about winter trekking in Iceland. | If you can read German you will find a lot of information about Iceland here.


Iceland Air | The only airline to fly directly to Iceland from the US (specifically NYC, Minneapolis, Boston, and Orlando).

Nordic Adventure Travel | A consortium of Icelandic travel companies, which means you can find country-wide bus schedules.

Icelandic Bus Company | You can send a package to Hveravellir through this bus operator.

TREX | Another bus company that, most importantly, has a daily bus along F26 on which you could place a package bound for Nyidalur hut.

1 Comment

  1. ed on February 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Great images and some good route commentary Jonathan.

    A few of your ‘Helpful Link’s no longer are – they lead to nowhere….

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