Iceland, Land of Ice and Fire (10 days)
Iceland is a magical place. Known as the land of ice and fire, it offers a variety of landscapes for us to explore during this trip. Iceland's capital Reykjavik is the starting point for our trip.
Day 1: Fly to Reykjavik; spend the night in Reykjavik
Day 2: Travel by bus to Landmanalauger and the start of the trek
Day 3: Trek from Landmanalauger to Hvatinnuskar - trekking through lava flows and snow covered plateaus with steaming vents to a remote mountain hut.
Day 4: Trek from Hvatinnuskar to Hvanngil - trekking across a snow covered plateau before descending down to green valleys with views of old volcanoes. Some river crossing is required today.
Day 5: Trek from Hvanngil to Botnar-Emstrur - trekking through lava flows and across large cinder fields with some river crossing required.
Day 6: Trek from Botnar-Emstrur to Porsmork - trekking along the river flood plains with a river crossing before entering the woods en route to Porsmork.
Day 7: Travel by bus back to Reykjavik for a celebration dinner!
Day 8: Return to UK or
Optional day trip to the Blue Lagoon Spa and/or shopping in Reykjavik
Day 9: Return to UK or
Optional day trip to the Golden Circle to visit Gulfoss waterfall, Pingvellir, Iceland's early parliament meeting place and Geysir
Day 10: Return to UK
A route with a reasonable amount of ascent and descent requiring a good level of fitness and some previous summer hill walking experience.
See what it is like...
For those looking to make the trip a little more comfortable, we can organise for accommodation in mountain huts, rather than camping, for an additional fee.
For those wishing to stay in a hotel rather than the YHA, participants can book their own accommodation in Reykjavik.
For those wishing to just undertake the trek, then either return home or continue with their own trip, then this is possible.
Visit to Blue Lagoon.
Golden Circle sight seeing tour.
What is Included:
A qualified International Mountain Leader to guide you during the trip
Airport transfers to and from Reykjavik
YHA accommodation in Reykjavik based on twin rooms
Transport to and from Trek
Use of camping equipment
Food and drink on Trek
Use of showers at huts where available
All meals and drinks in Reykjavik within the allocated budget
What is Excluded:
Transport to and from Iceland
Food and drink outside the allocated budget
Visit to Blue Lagoon - unless booked as an optional extra
Golden Circle sight seeing tour - unless booked as an optional extra
Waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles - these can be hired for a small fee
Walking boots suitable for summer walking
Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on booking