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Day 1: Arrive in Iceland Fly from the UK to Keflavik and transfer by bus to your hotel in Reykjavik for an overnight stay. Day 2: Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar, hike to Hrafntinnusker Take an early morning bus to Landmannalaugar, passing Hekla and other volcanoes in the Domadalur area. After lunch, set off on the trail, heading south into the mountains past gorges, hot springs and colourful mountain ridges. Overnight at Hrafntinnusker mountain hut. Distance: 12km Walking time: 4-5hrs Ascent: 470m Day 3: Hrafntinnusker to Alftavatn Walk through the gullies of Jokultungur with their steaming hot springs and bubbling mud pools. There are wonderful views south towards Swan Lake and the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers. Overnight at Álftavatn hut. Distance: 12km Walking time: 4-5 hrs Descent: 490m Day 4: Alftavatn to Emstrur A day of striking contrasts, the trail weaves among green, moss-clad mountains rising from the black desert of Maelifellssandur. The trail then leads towards another ancient volcano, Hattfell, and the Emstrur region – once used as a summer sheep pasture. Venture into the Markarfljot canyon, before heading to Botnar hut for the night.
Distance: 16km | Walking time: 6-7hrs | Descent: 40m Day 5: Emstrur to Thorsmork Continue weaving through the small valleys of Emstrur, close to the Myrdalsjokull icecap. Towards the end of the day, the vegetation starts to become denser as you descend into Thorsmork (Woods of Thor) with its valleys filled with birch woodland and flowers. Overnight at Thorsmork. Distance: 17km Walking time: 6-7hrs Descent: 300m Day 6: Thorsmork to Reykjavík Spend the morning in Thorsmork exploring one or two of the numerous paths. Options include the Songhellir cave and the climb up Valahnukur for panoramic views. Later, take the afternoon bus to Reykjavík for an overnight stay at your hotel. Day 7: Return to UK Transfer by bus from your hotel in Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport for your flight back to the UK. Notes
- All huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. Accommodation is in bunk rooms with single and twin beds.
- Weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and therefore can cause substantial delays which can result in the need to re-arrange or extend your holiday itinerary. Whilst we and our contacts in Iceland will do everything possible to minimise any disruption, it is important that you check the details of your travel insurance and allow for some flexibility in your plans.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Discover the World