The Reykjavegur hiking trail is divided into a few
easy stages and at the end of this suggested program, it is easy to
add more stages. This program starts at the lighthouse on Reykjanes
and ends at the geothermal power station Nesjavellir. Each stage can
be covered in one day and the hikers can be picked up at the end or
they can pitch their tents or enjoy the services where they are
1. The Reykjanes lighthouse – The Blue Lagoon 19
2. The Blue Lagoon – The Leirdalur Valley 13 km.
3. The Leirdalur Valley – Lake Djupavatn 14 km.
4. Lake Djupavatn – Summer Camp Kaldarsel 18 km.
5. Kaldarsel – The Blue Mountains (ski resort) 16 km.
6. The Blue Mountains – The Hamragil Gorge 20 km.
7. Hamragil – Nesjavellir (power station) 14 km.
The trails are mostly marked with blue sticks and
en route are signs showing detours to places of interest or the
nearest farm or village. The terrain en route is mainly tufted
meadows, mossy lava fields, barren sands, and hillocks. This is
probably the longest, marked hiking trail of the country and at the
end of each stage, drinking water and toilets are available, but it is
recommended always to carry sufficient supplies of water for each leg.
A booklet with maps and more detailed information on this trail is
available in many shops and petrol stations. This route requires good
hiking gear, watertight wear, and good shoes. Every hiker and nature
lover follows the instructions of The Nature Preservation Counsel.