Mt.Esja hike: Hiking tour with Icelandic fish, beers & geothermal bath
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 travellers and locals due to excellent value for money and overall quality.
Reykjavik Outventure is a small family owned operator with huge heart which creates high quality experiences for tourists. We specialise in small group tours where the guests get to taste things and visit places they would usually not do except with a local guide.
Reykjavik Outventure’s team consists of experienced local guides who are here to make your days the best possible. We have put together the perfect half day hiking tour for you where you will taste the best Iceland has to offer in one day. Come and join us on this 6 hour hiking tour from Reykjavik and hike up the most popular hiking trail by locals in untouched nature, taste Icelandic fish, beers and bathe in geothermal pool. Best way to spend your hiking day is with a local guide which can tell you all the insights you would not get anywhere else. Make sure you do not miss out on this one.
What to expect on this tour
Hike in Icelandic nature with a small group
Taste Icelandic delicacies
Bathe in geothermal swimming pool in Iceland
Dine out by the old harbour, taste Icelandic fish and beers
Excellent value for your money
Do not miss out on this one!
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. The day starts with your guide picking you up at your hotel, guesthouse or one of the bus stop downtown in Reykjavik(see list of bus stops here). Together we get on the bus that takes us to Mount Esja. On the 30 min ride to the mountain we keep you entertained the best way we know how: playing Icelandic music.
What to bring
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.
Before yo start hiking we make sure to stop by the brook and fill up our water bottles with fresh Icelandic spring water. You hike up to the landmark rock of Steinn (“Stone”) near the top of mount Esja. There you get some local refreshments to 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, Kopar restaurant. 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.
Do not miss out on this one.
In winter time, we will provide studs for you.
13,2 km (8,2 miles) at 600 meter (0,4 miles) elevation
1st of February - 31st of October
All included, Free wifi
NO BOOKING FEES