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)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group's guesthouse in Reykjavik. KE Land Only package services begin with overnight at this guesthouse. A single group transfer from Keflavik Airport will be arranged, usually in the late morning.
Day 2: We drive across the Hellisheidi moorland to Landmannalaugar, passing dramatic Mount Hekla. On arrival, we set up camp and then take a dip in the fabulous hot springs.
Day 3: With the support vehicle loaded, we trek across a volcanic landscape of sulphur vents and rhyolite hills to our camp at the hot springs at Hrafntinnusker.
Day 4: Mostly descending today, through a chaotic canyon system, then passing between the icecaps of Torfajokull and Myrdalsjokull to the lake of Alftavatn.
Day 5: Heading south, we cross several rivers and then a surreal plain of black sand and pumice. Beyond a range of low hills, we camp at Emstrur.
Day 6: Hiking through the Markarfljot Canyons, we reach the birch forest and greenery of the Porsmork Valley, surrounded by glaciated peaks.
Day 7: We make the tough trek across Fimmvorduhals Pass (1116m), with views of icecaps and the Porsmork Valley. We then drive to Reykjavik, where we check in at our guesthouse accommodation.
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end with breakfast at our accommodation. There is a single, early morning transfer to Keflavik Airport.
GPS Trip Data
Click on the link below to view the detailed stats for this holiday via Garmin Connect. Tracked using a Garmin etrex20 you can see detailed mapping of the route, daily distances travelled, the total ascent and descent each day and maximum altitude.