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Trekking in Iceland
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Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that feels more science-fiction than fact, even when youre actually there. Gushing geysers, bubbling hot springs, mammoth volcanoes, and acres of polar ice lend this laidback island nation a palpable otherworldly allure. Any adventure will bring you into close contact with the land, hiking glaciers, scaling volcanic craters, and learning the colourful lore from your expert guides. Theres no spacesuit required for this out-of-this-world experience; just healthy legs and a wide-open heart.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 133057
  • Starts: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Finishes: Reykjavik, Iceland
You will Visit
  • Reykjavík

Itinerary

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Day 1: Reykjavík

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Reykjavík/Landmannalaugar (1B, 1L, 1D)

Transfer from Reykjavik east along the tabletop mountains of the Esja and down to Lake Thingvallavatn. Here stop to visit the National Park Thingvellir to see one of only two tectonic rift valleys in the worlds, created as the continental plates of America and Europe slowly drift apart.

From Thingvellir, head over Geysir hot springs. Just 10km up the road is Gullfoss waterfall where the group will stop to view the spectacular 32 meter high cascade. Grab some lunch at the local cafe before saying goodbye to civilization and heading into the highlands.

The route through the highlands is a remote road that passes by Mt. Hekla. Often shrouded in cloud, this volcano was once believed to be the entrance to hell by early Icelanders. The road gets progressively more rocky as it climbs up to Landmannalaugar, the campsite for the night. At Landmannalaugar, there are hot springs and bathroom facilities to make the camping experience more comfortable. As this is the first night of camping, you will get a lesson in how to put up your tent as practise for the rest of the week.

Included Activities:
Thingvellir National Park Visit
Geysir Visit
Gullfoss Waterfall Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 3: Landmannalaugar/Álftavatn (1B, 1L, 1D)

Pass rivers and streams while hiking from Landmannalaugar through the mountains to Lake Alftavatn. Follow the Laugavegur Trail, one of Iceland's most famous hiking routes.

Included Activities:
Laugavegur Trail Trek

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Day 4: Álftavatn/Emstrur (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to follow the route of the Laugavagur Trail, hiking from Alftavatn to Emstrur.

Included Activities:
Laugavegur Trail Trek

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Day 5: Emstrur/Þórsmörk (1B, 1L, 1D)

Trek from Emstrur to Þórsmörk, crossing rivers and fields of flowers.

Included Activities:
Laugavegur Trail Trek

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Day 6: Þórsmörk (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the day around the campsite at Þórsmörk. There are a variety of hikes available here, including the chance to hike through volcano alley, that winds through the mountains with spectacular views across the glaciers. Depending on the feelings of the group, alternatives could include Mt. Valahnúkur, right at the heart of the Þórsmörk valley. Depending on the conditions at the time and what the group wants to do, this can be decided at the time.

Included Activities:
Þórsmörk Volcano Hike

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Day 7: Þórsmörk/Reykjavík (1B, 1L)

Visit the frozen glacial tongue of Sólheimajökull. Along the way the group will find an ice wall on the glacier and try climbing.

Included Activities:
Glacier Hiking on Sólheimajökull (from Skogar)
Skógafoss Waterfall Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 160km)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 59km)

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Day 8: Reykjavík (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • South Iceland trekking
    • Mountain camping and hiking along the Laugavagur Trail
    • Glacier walking
    • Golden Circle visit including Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (2 nts, multi-share), participation camping (5 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Local bus, private minivan, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local glacier guide/driver
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the ever-changing geographical wonderland of Iceland
  • Trek one of Icelands famous route: the Laugavegur Trail
  • Camp at rsmrk where other scenic day hikes are available
  • Stop at the stunning Skgafoss waterfall