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Iceland Fjallabak Adventure

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Rating in Iceland
Tour details
Destinations: Reykjavík, Hekla, Landmannalaugar
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
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  • Overview
  • Date & prices
  • Itinerary
  • Kit list

An Arctic equivalent of New Zealand, with spouting geysers, continuously erupting volcanoes and enormous glaciers. Iceland is the ideal environment for those wanting to explore the wilder side of life. Combine the Tolkeinesque scenery with colourful folklore, vibrant literature and proud local people descended directly from the Vikings and you will find adventure that is hard to rival and practically on your doorstep. Starting in the modern city of Reykjavik, we will trek through a landscape that changes dramatically each day. Once we arrive in the showcase region of Fjallabak, in the central highlands, we begin our journey exploring around Mt. Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano. We’ll camp next to wild rivers and are rewarded for our initial day’s hiking with an evening of relaxation in the crystal clear Landmannalaugar hot springs. We then step into a landscape that feels so otherworldly that some Icelanders continued belief in elves and goblins seems to gain some credit. Giant lava flows, sweeping stark glacial valleys, pastel coloured mountains, boiling hot springs and surreally positioned lakes never fail to captivate the trekker. At times we meet tough challenges, we ford icy rivers and cross the saddle that passes between the Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull ice-caps. Our Icelandic guides, born and bred in this wilderness, will be on hand at all times to bring this landscape alive with ancient folklore and with the backup of discreet 4 wheel drive vehicles and fully stocked campsites, we can move around carrying only the bare essentials and enjoy this unforgettable landscape to the fullest.

Departure & Return Duration Price (incl. flight) Price (excl. flight)

- International airfares
- local guides and a 360 guide when group size is over 12 person
- Scheduled hotel nights
- Park Fees
- Group climbing and cooking gear
- Scheduled restaurant meals
- Porters
- Ground transportation in country
- All accommodation based on two people sharing
- All food whilst on trek and breakfast when city based
- Personal equipment
- Staff/guide gratuities
- Alcoholic beverages
- Trip Insurance
- Items of a personal nature: phone calls, laundry, room service and so forth
- Unscheduled hotels and restaurant meals
- Visas
- Lunch and dinner when city based

Depart UK
Arrive in Iceland and transfer to Reykjavik Hotel. Meet Icelandic guides our and in the evening start briefing by our 360 expedition guide.
Exploration of Mt. Hekla
A 4hr transfer with a 4 hr walk over the area of Mt. Hekla finishing with a camp at Landmannahellir.
Landmannahellir to hot-springs at Landmannalauger
We will have a 6 hr walk past stunning lakes through beautiful rolling hills. We will spend the evening at the hot-springs relaxing and camping.
Landmannalauger to hot-springs at Hrafntinnusker
We will take a 6-7hr trek across a volcanic landscape of sulphur wents, lava fields and rhyolite hills before making camp.
Hrafntinnusker to lake Alftavatn
Another 6-7 hr trek today. We will travel through maze-like canyon systems, then passing between the icecaps of Torfajokull and Myrdalsjokull before stopping to camp.
Lake Alftavatn to Emstrur
6hr trek across several rivers and then onto a surreal plain of black sand and pumice before camping.
Emstrur to Porsmork Valley
Early start with an 8 hr tough trek across Fimmvorduhals pass (1,116m). Here we will see stunning views of icecaps and the Porsmork Valley. A transfer to Reykjavik Hotel for a celebration meal of typical Icelandic food.
Porsmork valley to Reykjavik
8hr trek with an early start. A tough trek across Fimmvorduhals Pass (1,116m) with views of icecaps and the Porsmork Valley. A transfer to Reykjavik Hotel for a celebration meal of typical Icelandic food.
Return Flight to the UK

1 * 3 Season Sleeping Bag
1 * Daysack
1 * Dry Sacks
1 * Kit Bag
1 * Sleeping Matt
1 * Small Bag
1 * Balaclava
1 * Sunglasses
1 * Wide Brimmed Hat
1 * Woolly Hat
1 * Base Layers
1 * Gloves
1 * Hard Shell
1 * Mid Layer
1 * Thermal Top
1 * Trekking Trousers
1 * Underwear
1 * Waterproof Trousers
1 * 3- 4 Season Walking Boots
1 * Gaiters
1 * Sandals
1 * Spare Laces
1 * Trainers
1 * Trekking Socks
1 * Alcohol Rub
1 * Insect Repellent
1 * Toilet Paper
1 * Travel Towel
1 * Wash Kit
1 * Water Bottles
1 * Wet Wipes
1 * Personal First Aid Kit
1 * Personal Medication
1 * Camera
1 * Headtorch
1 * Penknife
1 * Sewing Kit
1 * Snacks
1 * Sunblock
1 * Swim Suit
1 * Trekking Poles
1 * Passport
1 * Travel Insurance

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