Iceland Trek July 2017
12th - 16th July 2017
With its striking mix of wild volcanic landscape dotted with streaming lava fields, icecaps, glaciers, waterfalls… bubbling hot springs and geysers the stunning Icelandic landscape is one you will never forget...
Iceland is a land of incredible contrast and beauty. Its wild landscapes, mountains, glaciers, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls combined with its rich history, literature and folklore make it a fascinate country to explore.
Discover an amazing country and culture on our trekking experience to Iceland.
From Reykjavik to the volcanic lava fields, Iceland is a truly extraordinary
place and this is your chance to discover it.
DAY 1:- London - Keflavik - Landmannalaugar
We depart London for Keflavik Airport where upon arrival we will be transferred by bus to the Southern Highlands about 150 miles east of Reykjavik. Our camp for the night is at Landmannalaugar in the heart of Southern Iceland's thermal area.
DAY 2:- Landmannalaugar - lftavatn
We wake up early and enjoy a hearty breakfast before the trekking begins! From camp we will climb up through the lava fields, passing steaming vents and snow fields. Near the highest point (3,600ft) we will pass Storihver, a big hot spring amongst a field of vents. After lunch we start our downhill descent to Alftavatn, a huge volcanic lake where we will camp tonight – a truly stunning setting. Trekking time approx. 9 hours.
DAY 3:- Aftavatn - Emstrur
As we leave the rhyolite we enter a glacial area with fast running glacial streams off the Myrdalsjokull Icecap. We will experience river crossings, both by wooden bridges and wading through ice-cold streams! We then climb down through the hills towards Emstrur Hut, our home for the night and last night under canvas! Trekking time approx 7 hours trekking.
DAY 4:- Emstrur - Thorsmrk - Reykjavik
Our final day trekking starts with more river crossings with views of the amazing Markarfljt gorge and the bridged Ljorsa fissure. The trek ends with a steep drop into the main valley of Thórsmörk, which is surrounded by giant glaciers and raging rivers. After celebrations we transfer back to Reykjavik where celebrations continue over dinner with overnight stay at a hotel. Trekking time approx 7-8 hours.
DAY 5:- Reykjavik - London
Today there will be free time to explore Reykjavik and the option to enjoy Blue Lagoon, one of Icelands pools of pure, mineral-rich, geothermal seawater, set amongst fields of lava against a spectacular backdrop of green rolling hills. We then continue onto the airport for our flight home.
Due to the nature of the challenge, this complex itinerary is subject to change.
Number of days:
5 days (4 nights)
Usually 14-19C at this time of year however
the temperature will get a lot cooler at night. Iceland is famous for its changeable weather and it can be sunny one minute and raining the next – being prepared for anything is key!
Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all meals during trekking days, water, local guides, Skyline Tour Leader and UK Doctor. Camping equipment is provided, except sleeping bag and sleeping mat.
What's not included:
Personal travel insurance, airline taxes (due to their fluctuating nature we will confirm this amount 6-8 weeks before departure, local tips, 2 meals, Blue Lagoon entrance fees and any additional activities.
Passport & Visas:
A valid ten-year passport is essential and there is no visa requirement for UK citizens. Other nationalities should check visa entry requirements. Your passport must be valid for six months after the return date of the event.
We insist that you have had a Tetanus injection in the last 10 years. You should always contact your GP or travel clinic for the latest travel health advice.
You will enjoy hearty meals during the trek with fish and vegetables being staples of the Icelandic diet. Most dietary requirements can be catered for, please advise us at point of booking.
During the trek you will be camping and after the trek you will stay in a comfortable hotel in Reykjavik. Both will be on twin basis sharing with someone of the same gender and similar age when possible.
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