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trek Iceland

itinerary

DAY 1

Depart London

We fly from London to Keflavik Airport where we are met by our guides who will be with us for our trek. From the airport we head to the beautiful Southern Highlands, approximately three hours away. En route we enjoy the views of Hekla, Iceland‘s most famous volcano, glistening with glaciers, geysers, hot springs and waterfalls. We arrive at our camp location, help the local team set up the camp and enjoy a welcome dinner.

 

Meals: Dependent on flight schedule   Accom: Tent 

DAY 2

Landmannalaugar - 24 km

Today we have an exciting first day of hiking as we climb through the ryolite and cross lava and snow fields! Near the highest point we pass Storihver, a large hot spring, before walking through fields of glistening black opsidium rock with spectacular views back across Hrafntinnusker. Finally, we have a long downhill descent over scree before a river crossing to Alftavatn, a huge volcanic lake, where we all help to set up the camp for the night. If we‘re still feeling energetic, we can have a swim and take in the beautiful scenery!

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Tent

DAY 3

Álftavatn - 14 km

As we leave the rhyolite, we enter a glacial area with fast running glacial streams and deep gorges. We experience river crossings first hand as we wade through the ice-cold streams and get a true feel for Iceland! We climb down to Hvanngil and trek across desert-like passes and hills to the Emstrur where we stay for the night.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Tent

DAY 4

Emstrur - 15 km

Today we begin by crossing a river using ropes on a footbridge to climb down. We climb out of the valley across a shallow river, before descending down a long steep path into the main valley of Thorsmork. Here, we trek through stunning scenery surrounded by giant glaciers and raging rivers. After this fabulous trip highlight, we transfer back to Reykjavik, through dramatic landscape, to our hotel. Tonight we celebrate our incredible journey with a dinner and party Iceland-style!

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 5

Reykjavik

If we have some free time this morning we will spend some time exploring the world‘s most northerly capital, surrounded by stunning mountains. Stroll around the city to experience the culture first hand or visit the famous Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland‘s pools of pure, mineral-rich, geothermal seawater, set amongst fields of lava against a spectacular backdrop of green rolling hills. We then head to the airport for our flight back to London.

 

Meals: B,L*   *dependent on flight schedule

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