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Hildur J

Travelling out in Icelandic nature is something very special. You get a sense of real vastness out in the highlands, but at the same time you can be mesmerized by the beauty of the little things like a small creek and the fragile arctic fauna that bravely faces the elements. I go out there regularly to restore my energy. This passion for nature is why I started working for Icelandic Mountain Guides -I get to share this passion with travelers from all over the world!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in hiking and trekking tours in Iceland."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have always loved to travel and when I was given the opportunity to work for Icelandic Mountain Guides I didn't hesitate one moment. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"It's not easy to pick just one. But at least I can say that all my best moments are related to the serenity and power of the icelandic highlands."

Featured trips & expertise

Fimmvörðuháls Hut-to-Hut Trek - 3 Days
Fimmvörðuháls Hut-to-Hut Trek - 3 Days

Don't have a lot of time to roam around Iceland? This compact yet comprehensive itinerary is a great introduction to the wild and wonderful wilderness. Experience the remote grandeur of Þórsmörk, see old and new lava formations (some still steaming!) on and around Eyjafjallajökull crater, and witness the thundering majesty of Skógafoss waterfall — all in just 3 days.

Núpsstaðarskógar to Skaftafell Trek - 5 Days
Núpsstaðarskógar to Skaftafell Trek - 5 Days

If you only have a week in Iceland, consider this compact and well-timed tour. Bookended by two days in Reykjavik — one to get ready and one to relax and recover — the tour takes the best advantage of a limited schedule, while also showing you plenty of unforgettable natural wonders, including glaciers, mountains, valleys and an iconic waterfall.

The incredible skies of Iceland reflected in the crystal water
Laugavegur Hut-to-Hut Trek - 5 Days

Hike Iceland's best-known trail from the geothermal valley of Landmannalaugar, through the Þórsmörk valley, and along the base of the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. On the 35-mile-long Laugavegur trail, you'll see colorful rhyolite mountains, cross black sand deserts, venture into canyons, and hike between birch tree groves. After each long day of exploring, stay the night in cozy, rustic mountain huts.

Volcanic Trails: The Backroad to Landmannalaugar - 3 Days
Volcanic Trails: The Backroad to Landmannalaugar - 3 Days

From brightly colored rhyolite mountains in shades of red, pink, green, and gold to vast 500-year-old lava fields, this three-day trek will take you through the unique, exquisite landscape of Landmannalaugar. Experience unexpected views full of steaming hot springs, boiling mud pools, and raven-black fields of lava.

Volcanic Trails: The Wild Strútur Trail - 5 Days
Volcanic Trails: The Wild Strútur Trail - 5 Days

This trek will take you along the south side of the imposing Torfajökull Volcano with its distinctive red, pink, orange, and blue-green stone, past the deep blue Álftavötn Lakes, and into the black desert of Mælifellssandur. Enjoy some of Iceland's most unique, interesting landscapes as you cross the wilderness on foot.

Volcanic Trails: Explorer’s Peak to the Canyon of Fire - 4 Days
Volcanic Trails: Explorer’s Peak to the Canyon of Fire - 4 Days

Hike through Iceland's unique, world-renowned backcountry from Vatnajökull National Park to the Eldgjá Canyon of Fire. Waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, deep blue lakes, craters, and lava formations abound on the route, so don't forget your camera — or your sense of wonder.