Guided Mt. Esja Hike from Reykjavík with Swimming, Food & Drinks

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From ISK 15'000

  • Bus ride from Reykjavík to Esja included
  • Go on a guided walking tour on the beautiful Mount Esja
  • Eat Skyr at the famous “Stone” high up in Esja
  • Go for a swim and hot tub stop in Lágafellslaug pool
  • End up in a restaurant in Reykjavík where you’ll taste Icelandic fish, cake and a variety of beers
  • This tour is ideal for nature and food lovers
  • Your guide is a young, fun and energetic fisherman from Reykjavík
  • The trip is put together by local food lovers
  • Excellent value for money!

From ISK 15'000

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What you will do

We start with a pick up at your hotel where you meet the guide and get on a bus that takes us to Mount Esja. The bus ride takes around 30 minutes. Of course we´ll play some popular songs by Icelandic bands on the way!

We hike up the mountain, but definitely won’t forget to stop and fill our water bottles with fresh Icelandic spring water.

When we get up to the “Stone”, we´ll give you Skyr to eat so you can gather your energy for the hike back down. Sitting there, enjoying the Icelandic delicacy while admiring the view isn’t something you´ll soon forget!

After the hike you can rest your tired feet and body at Lágafellslaug swimming pool. Of course, you don’t have to get in if you don’t want to. But if you do, make sure you try out the lovely hot tubs, steam bath and sauna.

We´ll take you back to Reykjavík and drop you off at the final stop which is Kopar. But we don’t want you to leave hungry, so we’ve arranged for you to have a taste of Icelandic fish, cake and a selection of beers! It’s the perfect way to end the trip and you can enjoy the rest of the day exploring Reykjavík.

Here are the main stops on the tour:


Meeting point

Pick up and drop off


5 hours


English, Icelandic

Starting time


Hiking distance

13,2 km (8,2 miles) at 600 meter (0,4 miles) elevation


Bus ride, guidance, pool entrance fee, skyr, food & drink tasting

Please bring: Good hiking shoes, water bottle, appropriate clothing depending on weather, swimwear and towel (it’s possible to rent them for a fee at the pool). Since you end up in a restaurant, we highly recommend an extra set of clothes to change into after the pool trip.

This unique guided walking tour to Mount Esja certainly is one of its kind! Not only will you get a great guide who knows all about Reykjavík and Mount Esja, but we’ve added food, drinks and a pool trip as well! This tour comes highly recommended by travelers and locals due to excellent value for money and overall quality.

As soon as you enter Reykjavík city you’ll notice Mount Esja towering over the city in the distance. It’s a very popular hiking route for Icelandic locals and provides a fantastic view over the city. There’s even a group of (crazy) people who run up Mount Esja every day. But don’t worry, we´ll take our time hiking up so you´ll have plenty of time to admire the view and chat with the guide.




  1. Reykjavik