North of Mýrdalsjökull in the Highlands, you’ll find Torfajökull. There are a number of hikes that will bring you to the glacier’s peak. If you’re looking for some of the best hiking Iceland has to offer, head to the nearby Laugavegur Trail. The real treat when it comes to this glacier is how it got its name. We can thank Torfi Jónsson for fleeing to the Highlands in 1493 to avoid the plague. It was Jónsson who inspired this naming since he settled near the volcano once he reached the Highlands.