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15-day wilderness trek in the Highlands, Iceland

Discover a fascinating land of volcanoes, lava fields and glaciers on this amazing trek in central Iceland, along with UIMLA mountain leader and IPGA polar guide Michael!


DURATION

15 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Aug, Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

Description

I invite you to an amazing 15-day trek accross icelandic Highlands to discover the incredible wilderness of this country. Join me for an unforgettable experience on a fascinating land!

Iceland’s spectacular landscape offers geysers and hot springs, volcanoes and icefields, wild waterfalls and glaciers. It lies in the North Atlantic Ocean, between Europe and North America. Also, it’s close to the Arctic Circle.

This is second part of a Great North-South crossing of Iceland (in 3 parts, one each summer). You need to have an adventurous mind to enjoy the experience. Also, this trek in the most remote parts of Iceland is for people with no fear of the unknown!

Every day, we will hike for about 6 to 8 hours. So, you need to be in good physical condition. Some of the key spots of this trek are the following:

  • The colorful rhyolites, geothermic activity and hot springs of Vonaskard

  • the edge of the largest ice cap in Europe, the Vatnajökull,

  • the black sand desert of Jokulheimar & the braids of the glacial Tungnaá River

  • the beautiful lake of Langisjór, the green and mossy hills of Fögrufjöll, the mighty river Skaftá

  • Eldgjá rift, the hot spring of Strutslaug

  • the secret beauties of the Torfajökull caldera

A previous self-sufficient hiking experience is advised, although not required. Also, be aware we will hike on rough ground.

Contact me if you want to join me on this incredible trek accross icelandic highlands ! We will spend an unforgettable time on this amazing and wild land.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Flights are not included in the price.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

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Rucksack weight: about 20 kg

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About the guide: Michael

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Michael

Mountain Leader

Mountain leader, Snowkite and mountain bike instructor
During the last 15 years, I spent more than 1100 days in raids and expeditions to polar and boreal regions. Among those, more than 500 days were dedicated to expeditions and I traveled more than 7000 km skiing or kite-skiing... But let's forget big words and try to explain the deep convictions behind what I do:
To research.. to guess... to reveal the aesthetic character of a place (the image that we see in a magazine, or book, or online, but also the topographical map are great "dream providers" and play an essential role when choosing destinations).
To project myself... to draw my own path. And once I'm on the field, to tack... to browse... to prospect... to explore... until I have a good and detailed mental image of the territory. Pure geographic curiosity. To which is added the assurance of finding, by listening, searching in the space, hidden gems.
Let's take Iceland as an example: at the same time vast and limited, incredibly rich topographically, this country is perfect for a "profound" journey. There, more than anywhere else, I zigzag, tack, climb, walk on the edges, approach the heart of the lava flows and of the canyons. Since that is where the soul of a territory is!
In Iceland, and actually everywhere, I am excited by the intimate knowledge of the terrain. And this is as well what my pictures will show.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

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