The Wilderness Center is a gateway to North-Europe’s largest wilderness area and its marked hiking trails are connected to the net of trails within the Vatnajökull National Park, Europe’s largest national park. In centuries past, trails between the different regions lay by Egilsstaðir Farm and later the farm became the center for monitoring reindeer. The vast surroundings of the Center are unexplored by most and hiking through them, one is more likely to encounter reindeers than humans.
Amongst the hiking trails is the picturesque Falls’ Trail. You’ll set off at the Wilderness Center, walk along the River Jökulsá with its magnificent waterfalls, through some gorges and the remnants of a birch wood, right up into the highlands where you end the day by dipping into the natural pools at Laugarfell Highland Hostel.