Join us from 12th – 16th July 2017 as we trek Iceland.
The deposit is £299 and sponsorship is £2380.
Please see the itinerary below. If you would like any further information or to register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1 London – Keflavik – Landmannalaugar We depart London for Keflavik airport whereby upon arrival we will be transferred by bus to the Southern Highlands about 150 miles east of Reykjavik. The barren lava fields that surround Iceland’s international airport are an eye-grabbing introduction to this near-Arctic island, home to many volcanoes (some still active), glistening with glaciers, geysers, hot springs and waterfalls. Our camp for the night is at Landmannalaugar in the heart of Southern Iceland’s thermal area on the mid-Atlantic rift. Before enjoying our first night under canvas there will be time to take a dip in the hot springs and enjoy a night cap! Overnight camping.
Day 2 Landmannalaugar – Álftavatn We will wake up early and enjoy a hearty breakfast, before the trekking begins! From camp we will climb up through the cross lava fields, pass 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 will walk through fields of glistening black opsidium rock. Finally, we will have a downhill descent to Álftavatn, a huge volcanic lake where we will camp overnight, a really stunning setting. Overnight camping. 9 hours trekking.
Day 3 Álftavatn – Emstrur After the challenge of yesterday today’s trek is slightly shorter in distance but with no less stunning scenery that will change throughout the day. 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 will then climb down to the oasis Hvanngil and the then trek across ‘Sahara Like’ passes and hills to the Emstrur hut. This is our home for the night and our last night under canvas! Overnight camping. 7 hours trekking
Day 4 Emstrur – Thorsmörk – Reykjavik Our final days trekking starts with more river crossings, views of the amazing Markarfljót 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. It is regarded as one of Iceland’s most well known beauty spots and will mark the end of our trek! After the celebrations we will meet our awaiting transport and drive back to Reykjavik. Tonight there will be a celebration meal in a restaurant in town before those with enough energy hit the local nightlife! Overnight hotel. 4 hours trekking
Day 5 Reykjavik – London Today there will be free time to explore Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital. We will all transfer to the Blue lagoon – one of Iceland’s pools of pure, mineral-rich, geothermal seawater, set amongst fields of lava against a spectacular backdrop of green rolling hills. You will have the option to enter the lagoon prior to our onward journey to the airport for our flight home to London.
Due to the nature of the challenge, this complex itinerary is subject to change.