Iceland - Trek the Land of Extremes
Iceland, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,555 (land only) - from $2,135 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group's guesthouse in Reykjavik. KE Land Only package services begin with overnight at this guesthouse.
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.
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.