Hikes & Walks

Explore the volcanic phenomena at Blue Lagoon's doorstep. A UNESCO Global Geopark—the region is rich with enchantments and ripe for discovery.

Blue Lagoon Walk

A light walk covering Blue Lagoon’s immediate surroundings, this journey takes you along the sublime waterscape in front of the main Blue Lagoon complex and winds through a 2000-year-old lava field, giving you a glimpse of the area’s ever-changing moss-covered terrain.

Distance: 1.6 km Total time: Approximately 30 minutes Difficulty: Very easy

Selskógur Walk

This journey takes you along the sublime waterscape in front of the main Blue Lagoon complex and winds through a 2000-year-old lava field, bringing you face-to-face with the area’s ever-changing moss-covered terrain. From there you move southward toward Selskógur—the serenely majestic forest at the base of Thorbjörn Mountain.

Distance: 4.5 km Total time: Approximately 1h 15m Difficulty: Easy

Discovery. Adventure. Exhilaration.

Lava Walk

Following a path through the centuries-old lava fields west of Blue Lagoon, this journey takes you into the heart of a protected landscape—terrain rich with floral and geological treasures. Departing from the Retreat, the hike winds through two convergent lava flows—Illahraun and Eldvarphraun—and moves across remarkable volcanic vistas.

Distance: 9.5 km Total time: Approximately 2h 30m Difficulty: Moderate

Thorbjörn Hike

Hike to the top of this 24,000-year-old extinct volcano. Explore the crater. Contemplate the radio transmission facility—a legacy of the British presence here during World War II. Gaze out at the extraordinary panorama of the volcanic earth, the endless sea, and the distant, hypnotic visage of the legendary glacier, Snaefellsjökull.

ROUTE A Distance: 10 km Total time: Approximately 3 hours Difficulty: Easy ROUTE B Distance: 12.5 km Total time: Approximately 4 hours Difficulty: Moderate ROUTE C Distance: 7 km Total time: Approximately 2 hours Difficulty: Hard

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