Iceland - Trek the Land of Extremes
Iceland, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,555 (land only) - from $2,315 (land only)
- Classic walking holiday in Iceland across the Fjallabak wilderness
- Trekking to the Landmannalaugar hot springs
- Icecap views from the Fimmvorduhals Pass
- Two nights in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik
- A trekking holiday and a unique wilderness experience
A wonderful and wild walking holiday trekking amongst the unique landscapes of Iceland. From the modern city of Reykjavik to the volcanoes, glaciers and tortured lava formations of the interior, Iceland is a country of great contrast. Our trekking route takes us across the dramatic volcanic region of the Fjallabak, one of the most spectacular places for a walking holiday in Europe. Driving close to Hekla, Iceland's famously active volcano, we take time out to relax in the blissful hot springs at Landmannalaugar before starting our walking. From here, we walk across the ancient lava flows of the Hrafntinnusker Plateau to Lake Alftavatn after which we trek the extraordinary black sands below the Myrdalsjokull Icecap. The picturesque glaciated valley and pine forests of Porsmork present yet another change of scenery to explore. Challenging walking then lies ahead as we trek over a high pass between the ice caps of Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. Our discreet vehicle support enables us to provide well-equipped camps and also means that we are trekking lightweight and fully enjoy this superb wilderness walking holiday adventure in Iceland to the full.
Is this holiday for you?
This is real wilderness travel, with the Iceland landscape changing dramatically each day. The trails will change from good paths to rocky scree, from sandy deserts to walking across the snow, from green valley pastures to windswept passes. There will be river crossings on most days and the weather can be very unpredictable. We will walk for on average 5 to 8 hours each day, with average climbs and descents of around 400 metres per day. The final day's trekking is the most challenging with 1000 metres of ascent and descent. This trekking holiday is suitable for the average keen hillwalker, but be prepared for a unique experience.