• Trip duration
    9 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

Fjallabak is the most popular area for walkers, rightly due to the magnificent and extremely varied landscapes. But people mainly take the famous trek connecting Landmannalaugar to Þorsmörk. We will choose no less spectacular alternative routes.

We will leave Reykjavik with a regular bus. We will then arrive by jeep at the foot of the Tindfjallajökull glacier massif.

We will explore the Skyggnisvatn lakes, the smoked valley Markarfljót, the vitrified obsidian flows of Hrafntinnusker, the hot water source Strútslaug, …We will finish our journey in the vicinity of Eldgjá, the largest eruptive fault in history.

This route will allow us to sample some of the most astonishing Icelandic landscapes: ash deserts, green plains, deep canyons, multicolored mountains, glowing craters, glaciers…

Here are some details of this extraordinary hiking:

– Autonomous isolated trek, in the region there are only some refuges and trails passable only in 4×4
– Walking stages of 5 to 8 hours (10 – 20 km/day, maximum altitude change 500m)
– Accommodation only in tents in wilderness camp in unique scenery, except the nights to and from Reykjavik.
– Wearing a backpack distributing the group equipment and food for 4-5 days, a supply being provided halfway through. The use of extra light material allows us to limit the weight of the bag to around 12-15 kg (if your personal belongings remain reasonable!)

Prior autonomous hiking experience is desirable and/or good physical shape and habit of living in “open air”.

I invite you to contact me if you wish to live this great experience in this quite unique context. I would be thrilled to share my secret nooks with you and share my love of Iceland, where every year I spend a few weeks.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Group equipment

Other details

Accommodation

In tents except when in Reykjavik

More info

Group size: 3 to 6 people

Dinners and drinks at Reykjavik are not included (from 20 € per meal)