Hengill Overnight Hike

Our most challenging hike!

A challenging hike for more experienced hikers, our guides will take you across the Icelandic terrain over a distance of 20km to a Scout hut where you will stay overnight before hiking another 20km back again. 

This is our most challenging guided hike on offer. Participants should be prepared for two intense days of hiking across a route that takes you to a mountain peak with an overnight stay in a mountain hut. You will start at Úlfljótsvatn in the morning of the first day and return in the evening of the second day.

Day 1
09:00 – Meet with your hiking guide
09:15 – Begin hiking
11:30 – Arrive to Villingavatnsá river and take a short break
14:30 – Arrive to Reykjadalur hot springs and take a break
16:00 – Arrive to Hengladalaá river crossing
17:00 – Arrive to huts and relax 

Day 2 
07:45 – Wake up, eat breakfast and tidy the hut 
08:30 – Begin hiking
11:00 – Arrive to Reykjadulr and take a break
11:15 – Begin hiking to Álútur peak
13:00 – Arrive to Álútur and have lunch
13:30 – Hike to Dagmálafjall
14:30 – Traverse Dagmálafjall and decend towards Úlfljótsvatn
16:30 – Arrive back to Úlfljótsvatn

Required Equipment:
– 20 – 40 Litre Rucksack
– Hiking boots with ankle support
– Waterproof jacket and trousers
– Personal medication
– 2 litres of drinking water
– Sleeping bag
– Pyjama 
– Change of clothes
– Packed lunch and an evening meal

If you are missing any of these items the guide can refuse to take you.

Activities, Earth
Run by

Úlfljótsvatn Guides

Group Min./Max.


Age Min.

12 years old


2 Days




ISK 6,650