Off Road

The Best Off Road Trails in Iceland

1,470 trails

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  • Langjökull

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    near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    44.71mi
    Elevation +
    4022f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo ofLangjökull Photo ofLangjökull Photo ofLangjökull

    My first winter trip through the Icelandic highlands by 4x4 was quite an adventure. The temperature, even up on the icecap, was above freezing, everything was turning to slush (and this in January!). Out of the 8 or so c...

  • Skalingar

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    12.76mi
    Elevation +
    2054f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo ofSkalingar

    A challenging track at certain sections but mainly moderate through stunning nature. Highlight is the path at the edge of the lake. The water is not deep but you need to drive closely near the land.

  • Fimmvörðuháls eruption 2010

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    near Skeiðflötur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    47.45mi
    Elevation +
    8274f
    TrailRank
    25

    This track describes my trip to the volcanic eruption in Fimmvörðuháls in the spring of 2010. Please do not assume that following the track is safe - glaciers change from day to day. The eruption also changes (this is wr...

  • near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.64mi
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofIceland South - Reynisfjara - Black Sand Beach

    Iceland South - Route 1 - Route 215 The road from Route 1 to Reynisfjara Reynisfjara - Black Sand Beach - Cliff - Promontory - Bird Watching Contact me for extra info

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  • near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.49mi
    Elevation +
    69f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofFagurhólsmýri - F-road to Icecave - Backwards Photo ofFagurhólsmýri - F-road to Icecave - Backwards Photo ofFagurhólsmýri - F-road to Icecave - Backwards

    Fagurhólsmýri. 25 min Hard F-road to the Icecave. You need a serious 4x4 or Super Jeep if there’s snow. Also two rivercrossings. I only recorded the way back, so take that into account. The Icecave is very nice. I wo...

  • Lofthellir

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    near Reykjahlíð, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.92mi
    Elevation +
    223f
    TrailRank
    24

    A visit to the cave Lofthellir a 3500 year old lavacave, a world of ice and darknes, located in the north-east part of Iceland near lake Mývatn. The cave boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an I...

  • Dreki - Askja - Dreki - Svartá

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    near Lundarbrekka, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    20.41mi
    Elevation +
    866f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofDreki - Askja - Dreki - Svartá Photo ofDreki - Askja - Dreki - Svartá

    A day tour from Dreki to Askja and Svartá (Black River) south of Dreki.

  • near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    121.14mi
    Elevation +
    10236f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofDAY 1 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION Photo ofDAY 1 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION Photo ofDAY 1 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION

    DAY 1 - Reykjavik to Ásgarður First part is the touristic places "near" Reykjavik like the cathedral in the center of the city called Hallgrímskirkja. Remember to buy food and take everything you need. Then drive to Þ...

  • Kerlingarfjöll - Ásgarðsfjall

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    near Tungufell, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    1.11mi
    Elevation +
    692f
    TrailRank
    22
    Photo ofKerlingarfjöll - Ásgarðsfjall Photo ofKerlingarfjöll - Ásgarðsfjall Photo ofKerlingarfjöll - Ásgarðsfjall

    Kerlingarfjöll winter area view from top Ásgarðsfjall 929m. Beautiful place but be well prepared for cold wind in the ice desert. You will not meet anyone here in the winter time.

  • near Tungufell, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    15.85mi
    Elevation +
    2251f
    TrailRank
    22

    Don´t drive this track in summer. Track only in winter usable. In December 2017 newly discovered icecave in Hofsjökull glacier. Start and end in Ásgardur mountain lodge.

  • Iceland South - Hjörleifshöfði

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    near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    1.21mi
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo ofIceland South - Hjörleifshöfði

    Iceland South - Route 1 - Hjörleifshöfði The road from Route 1 to Hjörleifshöfði Rock Promontory At top there is Hjörleifshaugur the tomb of viking Hjörleifur second settler of iceland killed 875 AD

  • Breidamerkurjökull

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    near Jökulsárlón, Austurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.07mi
    Elevation +
    46f
    TrailRank
    20

    A fairly flat but rock track to Breidamerkurjökull. There is a parking space near the glacier from where you can start some hiking activities. Some good ground clearance is required, no (deep) water crossings.

  • Breidbakur

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    18.49mi
    Elevation +
    3848f
    TrailRank
    20

    Mainly on lava sand this track goes through the middle of the stunning nature of Iceland. There are dry river beds and rocky hill climbing sections where you need diff lock and reduction.

  • near Tungufell, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    150.54mi
    Elevation +
    5974f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo ofSprengisandur - Hrauneyar to Ring Road F26 + F842 Photo ofSprengisandur - Hrauneyar to Ring Road F26 + F842 Photo ofSprengisandur - Hrauneyar to Ring Road F26 + F842

    Sprengisandur route from Hrauneyjar Highland Center to the Ring Road close to Myvátn. Moon landscapes. Spectacular views. This track can be done by 4x4 cars only, some rivers on the way need to be crossed. Close to the R...

  • Iceland - 15-SEP-12 21:41:12

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    near Húsavík, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    128.67mi
    Elevation +
    9229f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo ofIceland - 15-SEP-12 21:41:12 Photo ofIceland - 15-SEP-12 21:41:12 Photo ofIceland - 15-SEP-12 21:41:12

    Mostly tarmac roads, but unpaved near the Dettifoss waterfall. When I got off the unpaved track, it turned out to have been closed due to the bad wheather.

  • Iceland - 072018

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    near Ytri-Njarðvík, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    1862.86mi
    Elevation +
    119793f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo ofIceland - 072018 Photo ofIceland - 072018 Photo ofIceland - 072018

    Our trip to Iceland, organised with Guy Gutraiman (http://www.iceland.co.il http://www.anothericeland.com).

  • Ruta de Kjölur

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    near Varmahlíð, Norðurland Vestra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    109.27mi
    Elevation +
    4829f
    TrailRank
    19
    Photo ofRuta de Kjölur Photo ofRuta de Kjölur

    The Kjölur road (F35 gravel road) is one of the famous routes that crosses Iceland from north to south. It was done with a 4x4 cars, although we saw some 2W cars during the day. We stopped at Hveravellir geothermal ar...

  • ARNARVATNSHEIDI

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    near Reykholt, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    50.40mi
    Elevation +
    7559f
    TrailRank
    19

    Arnarvatnsheidi (literally: Eagle's Lake Heath) used to be a common route to take when traveling on horse between the southwest and north of Iceland. This is a 4x4 track, mostly because there are quite large boulders tha...

  • near Reykjanesbær, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    30.93mi
    Elevation +
    1198f
    TrailRank
    19
    Photo ofDAY 0 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION Photo ofDAY 0 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION Photo ofDAY 0 - PETROCAMP ICELANDIC EXPEDITION

    DAY 0 - KEF to Reykjavik Welcome to Iceland petrocampers, this is the trip @petrocamp prepared and did on Sept 2015 for 5 days with a Land Rover (super)Defender. Hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions, ask th...

  • 2017-08-15 Islande stage 13

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    123.36mi
    Elevation +
    8684f
    TrailRank
    19

    Iceland overlanding 4x4 trip on 14 days. Moderate Off-road (low range might be necessary to cross rivers) for the Laki loop. Day 13

  • Iceland 4x4 trip

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    near Keflavík, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    1377.70mi
    Elevation +
    36286f
    TrailRank
    18
    Photo ofIceland 4x4 trip

    50% Road 50% F Road 8days Track that goes around Iceland passing by the most important tourist points and campings. Amazing experience ! We had a Suzuki Jimny for 2 persons

  • 6/11 Island 4x4 - Lundur-Askja

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    near Skinnastaður, Norðurland Eystra (Ísland)
    Distance
    131.11mi
    Elevation +
    4803f
    TrailRank
    15

    Island 4x4 expedition - summer 2010 Main destinations: Trip to Joekulsa river, Reykjahlid, Hrosaborg outlook, Herdubreid outlook, ford to Askja - dificult not posiible without 4x4 with upper intake, Camp Askja

  • Selardalsvegur

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    near Staður, Strandasysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    1.97mi
    Elevation +
    95f
    TrailRank
    14
    Photo ofSelardalsvegur Photo ofSelardalsvegur

    This is a home made road in Selárdalur close to Steingrímsfjörður. You need a big-altered jeep to get there in winter time. But it's a easy drive in the summertime. Max speed about 35 km. in the summer time.

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