National forests

Did you know that in Iceland a number of forests are open for public access?

The Icelandic Forest Service owns or manages 53 patches of land in all districts except the West Fjords. These are the so-called National forests which are open for visitors all year round. Many of them are easily accessible from the public roads. In others you need sturdy 4WD cars to get there or even put on your hiking boots and struggle up a steep hillside.

Here you can see the main National forests in Iceland.