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Travel Iceland: Trekking between glaciers and volcanoes – Fixed dates

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Travel Iceland: Trekking between glaciers and volcanoes – Fixed dates

Iceland and trekking, a unique group proposal that combines ice and fire, unique views, spectacular colors, and disruptive nature. By combining two of Iceland’s most popular hikes, we get an incredible seven-day trek through diverse natural landscapes. The trek begins in the famous Landmannalaugar geothermal area. It will be a highly experienced guide to lead you between multicolored earth and black sands, next to small badlands and large canyons, to rich and green valleys in Þorsmork, the valley of Thor. The mountainous region near the Hekla volcano is full of hot springs and magnificent views, so much so that it has been defined by the National geographic as “among the most spectacular in the world”. This first part of the trek is not very demanding. Once we leave this area we enter the second part of the trek, between gigantic glaciers and craters up to wonderful waterfalls in Fimmvorauhals, one of the most popular routes for walking among volcanoes and glaciers. This second part of the trek can be more challenging than the first. Of course, the weather conditions can influence the difficulty of the trek, although the proposed period is the most suitable. (recommended from 15 years) This second route allows you to witness what makes Iceland one of the most beautiful destinations in the world for outdoor tourism. In the evening you will relax in cozy mountain huts and where you can enjoy delicious Icelandic dishes. The top 5 of this trip:

  • The black deserts of Mælifellssandur
  • The great Mýrdalsjökull glacier
  • The valley of Thor
  • The sculpted canyon of Stakkholtsgjá
  • The lava of Fimmvörðuháls

The trekking proposal includes the transport of luggage for the first 4 days, accommodation in shelters with shared rooms. The trekking days include walks from 4 to 7 hours depending on the route and height differences that vary in the first stretch from 40 to 450 meters, while in the part of Fimmvörðuháls they are more demanding reaching 1000 meters.

Group travel minimum 10 participants

Departure on a fixed date on site

1° day

Reykjavík - Hrafntinnusker (- / L / D)

Meet at the BSI bus station at 08:00, departure for Landmannalaugar, via the
Hekla volcano and other volcanoes in the area. Arrival is expected at around noon, time for lunch and then heading south.
The trail takes us past small gorges, steaming hot springs and yellow mountain ridges.
Arrival in Hrafntinnusker and accommodation in the refuge.

Distance: 12 km

Walking time: 4 - 5 hours

Difference in altitude 470 m

(depending on flight times, you may need to stay an extra night in Reykjavik)

2° day

Hrafntinnusker - Álftavatn (B / L / D)

From Hrafntinnusker we descend into the Jökultungur badlands with hundreds of steaming thermal springs and
mud pools. The panorama that can be seen to the south is very fascinating, it is possible to admire up to the Álftavatn area (Swan Lake), and the Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull Glacier.
In the afternoon, arrival and accommodation at the Álftavatn refuge.

Distance: 12 km

Walking time: 4 - 5 hours

Difference in altitude 490 m

3° day

Álftavatn - Emstrur (B / L / D)

We pass the foot of the green conical volcano of Stórasúla to the black deserts of Mælifellssandur.
Heading towards another ancient and verdant volcano, the Hattfell, we enter the Emstrur region where farmers graze their sheep during the summer. Finally, heading towards the Botnar Refuge where we stay overnight, we visit the magnificent Markarfljót canyon which sinks almost 200 meters.

Distance: 16 km
Walking time: 6 - 7 hours
Difference in altitude 40 m

4° day

Emstrur - Þórsmörk (B / L / D)

We continue up and down through the small valleys and ravines of Emstrur, where the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier rises just a couple of kilometers away. As our day draws to a close, we descend into Þórsmörk (Thor's Woods) green valleys filled with Arctic birch forests and colorful flowers. After arriving at the Þórsmörk huts, we end this fantastic adventure with a barbecue!
Distance: 17 km
Walking time: 6 - 7 hours
Difference in altitude 300 m

5° day

Þórsmörk (B / L / D)

We spend the day in Þórsmörk, where we have an abundance of choices between various routes. For example
we can visit the cave of Sönghellir ("Cave song"), climb the small mountain of Valahnúkur where a magnificent view awaits you, or finally an excursion to the splendid carved canyon of Stakkholtsgjá. This oasis in the mountains is also an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature.

Distance: 5 - 10 km
Walking time: 2 - 5 hours
Difference in height None

6° day

Þórsmörk - Fimmvörðuháls (B / L / D)

Leaving Þórsmörk we cross the Krossá River on a footbridge entering the magical landscapes of Goðalönd, the abode of the Gods. Nesting at the foot of two glaciers this country develops on wonderful ridges and cliffs covered by a multitude of flowers, certainly suitable for both gods and humans. We continue to the hills that lead to the Fimmvörðuháls pass, walking along the Kattarhryggir ridges with a view of the imposing mountain of Útigönguhöfði to the moor of Morinsheiði. At the end of the Morinsheiði plateau, where you can admire the torrent of lava that flowed down from the Fimmvörðuháls volcano in spring. The lava, decoara of green and yellow is still steaming. As we gain height above Morinsheiði we come back to the lava and then to the two craters Magni and Móði which erupted before the main crater Eyjafjallajökull. We cross the brand new lava right at the foot of six of the magnificent red craters, through the places where the lava is almost bright hot within the cracks and crevices on the surface. After safely crossing the lava it is time to cross the high pass of Fimmvörðuháls, to reach the refuge between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers, where we settled for the night.

Distance: 12-14 km
Walking time: 6 - 7 hours
Difference in altitude 900 m

7° day

Fimmvörðuháls - Forests - Reykjavík (B / L / D)

After a night between the two glaciers we head to Skógar. In the beginning, the path takes us on a desolate
moorland past an old hut that no longer offers much shelter, arrived at the Skógaá river we follow it by exploring its many hidden gorges and waterfalls to the famous Skógafoss waterfall. The river and its
surroundings offer great scenery. The coast seems to be close at hand and you can almost feel the sea wind on your cheeks. Arriving in Skógafoss, we board the bus to Reykjavík. Arrive at the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik around 7 pm, where the journey ends.

Distance: 12-13 km
Walking time: 6 - 7 hours
Difference in altitude 1000 m

(depending on flight times, you may need to stay an extra night in Reykjavik)

Tariff per person, starting from:

DepartureDouble
From 21 June 2021 to 30 August 2021€ 2,170

Notes

Departure on a fixed date on site:

  • 21 and 28 June 2021
  • 5-12-1-26 July 2021
  • 2-9-16-23-30 August 2021

Accommodations: Accommodation will be in simple shelters in dorms with single and double bunk beds or mattresses, shared rooms. A sleeping bag is necessary and can be hired on request.

The cabins are equipped with gas stoves, cooking utensils, and cold running water. The toilets are in separate huts. There are showers available in all huts except the first one

night where you can buy them locally for ISK 500 for 5 minutes (payable in cash or by card).

For obvious reasons, there are no hairdryers available.

There is no electricity in any of the cabins along the road and therefore no means of charging electronic devices.

Other useful information: All meals and snacks during the trek are included in the tour price.

All food is bought in Reykjavik, favoring fresh produce and relatively easily prepared. Local specialties predominate, including excellent sea fish, Icelandic lamb, and salmon. Breakfasts consist of porridge, muesli, bread, jam, cheese, ham, as well as tea and coffee. At breakfast, snacks and sandwich materials will be made available so that group members can make their own packed for lunch.

Your guide will prepare your evening meals. The lack of space and structure in the cabins make it difficult for your guide to cooking many and complicated dishes but we try our best to cater to special dietary needs.

For the first 4 days, your main baggage will be carried by the transport vehicle and you will not have access to it until you reach your accommodation in the afternoon. Everything needed for the day’s trek must be in the day’s backpack. Please do not bring hard suitcases, the trekking backpack is preferable with a maximum limit of 18 kg per person.

Due to the difficult access to the Fimmvörðuháls shelter for vehicles, passengers will have to bring their night gear and some fresh supplies in their backpack from Þórsmörk to Fimmvörðuháls, day 6 and 7. Sleeping bags are available at the shelter, but it is necessary to bring your sleeping bag lining. A 30-45L backpack is sufficient, and the maximum weight of the backpack should not exceed 7-10kg.


The tariff includes

  • Accommodation in the refuge as per program
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Transfers as per program
  • Treatment indicated in the program
  • GoWorld travel kit (backpack, photographic volumes, garment/trolley bag – according to practice amount)
  • Medical care insurance

The tariff does not include

  • International flights to/ from Italy in economy class (available on request)
  • Airport taxes subject to change
  • Tips
  • Resort Fee or Tourist Tax in hotels- if not specifically indicated.
  • Optional excursions
  • Government and local taxes not in effect at the time of listing
  • Drinks and/or meals- if not expressly mentioned
  • Personal expenses and extras
  • Excess baggage

INSURANCE:

  • Supplementary travel cancellation insurance
  • Supplementary medical-baggage insurance OPZ A: maximum medical expenses up to 55,000 euros/baggage up to 1,500 euros
  • Supplementary medical-baggage insurance OPZ B: maximum medical expenses up to 155,000 euros/baggage up to 1,500 euros
  • Supplementary medical-baggage insurance OPZ C: maximum medical expenses up to 265,000 euros/baggage up to 1,500 euros
  • GLOBY ROSSA supplementary insurance
  • Anything else not expressly indicated in “The tariff includes” or elsewhere in the program
  • Registration fee of € 95

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