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Trekking Iceland from Egilsstaðir, 6-day hut to hut

Join a certified mountain leader for this fun, unique and scenic 6-day hut-to-hut trekking experience through the wilderness of Eastern Iceland, from Egilsstaðir. Explore isolated mountain passes, fantastic fjords and get the chance to see native wildlife each day of the trip.

Group

6 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy Iceland's stunning scenery.

* Get the chance to see some of the island's incredible native wildlife.

* Get off the beaten path and enjoy the solitude of this remote part of the world.

Description

Home to mountains, fjords and other glacially carved landscapes, the Eastern Region of Iceland is a great place for a trekking expedition and  Egilsstaðir serves as the perfect starting point!

Over the course of our 6 days together, we will follow the Víknaslódir trail (Trail of the Deserted Inlets) – which was recently ranked by National Geographic as one of the 25 most beautiful treks in the world –  through some of the region's most iconic mountain scenery.

We've been guiding this circuit for the past 15 years, so we know all the best places to see the area's local wildlife as well as get the best views.

The Víknaslódir trail will take us through the heart of the rhyolite mountains as well as the Dyrfjöll Mountains and out to eastern Iceland's iconic sea shores.

Along the way, we'll enjoy the incredible ochre, blue and pink colours of these incredible mountains and get to walk along several fjords and the stunning eastern sea shore.

We will be spending most of the trek far away from human civilisation, which will allow us to truly enjoy the incredible scenery as well as give us the best chance to see various native bird species and some seals.

Each evening, we will stay in a cozy and comfortable mountain huts. The refuges in this part of Iceland are widely considered to be the highest quality ones in the whole country.

By the time we've returned to Egilsstaðir and are getting ready to go home, you'll already be day dreaming of coming back here.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun and exciting 6-day hut-to-hut trekking experience though Eastern Iceland, from Egilsstaðir!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our Mount Hekla and Landmannalaugar hike, from Reykjavik!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Included

English speaking guide

Bus transfers to and from the mountains

Transport of luggage by 4x4 assistant vehicle

3 nights in mountain huts

2 nights in a double-twin or single room in a nice guesthouse in the village of Bakkagerði (or 1 night in Bakkagerði and 1 night in Egilsstadir)

Full board from lunch day 1 to last day breakfast (except 1 possible dinner in Egilsstaðir)

Not included

Flights to/from Iceland

Transfers from/to Keflavik international airport

Accommodation and meals in Reykjavík

Taxi transfers between your hotel and Reykjavik domestic airport

Domestic flight (But you can book it through us when booking)

Showers in the huts

Extra charge for a Single room for the 2 nights at the guesthouse in Bakkagerði, if still available on the date you book the trip

Drinks and other personal expenses

Additional small group surcharge below 6 participants (not commissionable)

4 participants +30,000 kr per pers. (approx. +200 €)

5 participants +22,000 kr per pers. (approx. +150 €)


Itinerary

Day 1: Egilstaðir - Seydisfjördur - Loðmundarfjörður

After meeting at the Egilstaðir Airport, we will transfer to the village of Seyðisfjörður and begin hiking over a mountain pass and on to Loðmundarfjörður fjord, getting the chance to see many native bird species as we go.

Distance: 14 km
Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Day 2: Loðmundarfjörður - Húsavík

Weather permitting, we will hike into the rhyolite mountains, crossing over the Kækjuskörð pass. Here, we will have panoramic views of the surrounding scenery, before beginning our descent to the foot of the colourful Húsavík mountain.

Distance: 12 km
Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Day 3: Húsavík - Breiðavík

We will spend the day hiking up and down through some of Iceland’s highlands en route to Breiðavík bay. Once we arrive, we’ll get the chance to see more wildlife as well as the unique black sand beach.

Distance: 14 km
Duration: 5 to 7 hours

Day 4: Breiðavík - Brúnavík -Bakkagerði

We will spend the day hiking through the colourful rhyolite mountains, passing by Brúnavík bay en route to Borgarfjörður. Once we arrive here, we will visit the islet of Fagrihóll and spend the rest of the day exploring the mouth of the fjord.

Distance: 15 km
Duration: 5 to 7 hours

Day 5: Dyrfjöll-Storurð

We will spend our last day of trekking passing through the Dyrfjöll Mountains, getting great views of interesting geological formations and a glacial stream.

Distance: 14 km
Duration: 6 to 8 hours

Day 6: Bakkagerdi - Egilsstaðir

We will drive back to Egilsstaðir and bring you back to the airport.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Clothing: Regular underwear. Synthetics are easier to wash and dry Synthetic thermal underwear Long-sleeved, synthetic or wool shirt Short-sleeved synthetic or cotton/synthetic T-shirts Medium-weight synthetic fleece sweater or jacket Full-length pants, quick-drying synthetic fabric Down jacket from mid-August to September (optional) Hiking shorts, quick-drying synthetic fabric Pile/fleece pants, ideal for around the camp Sun & rain hat Wool hat Gloves (wool or pile) Waterproofed shell gloves Medium weight synthetic socks Gore-Tex rain/wind parka Gore-Tex rain/wind pants Hiking boots, medium-weight, all leather, with padded ankle, good arch support, and a lug sole traction. Your hiking boots should be waterproof, well broken in, and suitable for rocky terrain or possibly snow. Comfortable shoes to wear when not hiking (optional) Teva-type sandals for river crossing. Absolutely recommended! Gaiters. Highly recommended. Travel Accessories Comfortable sleeping bag +10°C to –10°C which can be opened all the way Cotton sheet to cover the hut’s mattress Pillow if you can’t sleep without one (optional) Swimsuit and towel for hot spring bathing and swimming pool 1-to-2 liters capacity unbreakable water bottle or thermos Headlamp or small flashlight with spare batteries (essential from August onward) Swiss Army-type pocket knife (Must be kept in duffle bag, not in hand luggage, when flying!) Sunglasses Eye shades. Highly recommended from April to last July! Wax ear plugs Spare pair of prescription glasses, prescription sunglasses, or contact lenses (but not only lenses, as wind-blown dust can make them very uncomfortable) Toiletry kit—soap, toothbrush, and so on. Moisturizing lotion. (The air in Iceland is very dry) Sunscreen and lip protection (The sun in Iceland is much more intense than you probably imagine) Personal first aid kit Optional Travel Accessories Hiking poles. Highly recommended Binoculars Repair kit with needle, thread, and safety pins Reading and writing material Your favorite snack food such as raisins or chocolate Protein supplements for vegetarian Your own food reserves if you are vegan 1 or 2 good bottles of wine or a bottle of something stronger Netting hood in June and July *


About the guide

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Fjallabak

Tour Operator

Fjallabak is a small family-owned business that offers professional guiding services, born in Iceland over forty years ago. We are just as true today as ever to our traditions and values, while keeping a young and passionate spirit.

At Fjallabak, we pride ourselves on the top quality guiding services we provide, and make sure to take care of all the necessary details for a successful journey: group spirit, security, supplies and relations with the local population. Additionally, we plan and modify itineraries according to the group and conditions, taking special care to tailor them to our clients preferences and needs. All of our guides are cultivated, enthusiastic, and above all, experts in the area where they guide. Group safety is most important to us and our guides are fully trained in wilderness first aid and rescue procedures. Furthermore, our guides are usually accompanied by an assistant and a driver, who are also mountain experts and great sources of local knowledge. Either native or adopted Icelanders, we all speak English in addition to various other languages such as French, Italian, German and Japanese.

Fjallabak is also in close collaboration with specialized tour operators around the world in Australia, Canada, America, Great Britain, Scandinavia and Japan. In France and Switzerland, Fjallabak collaborates with mountain guides and naturalist guides and some specialized tour operators for quality expeditions and treks.

Additionally, we have carried out, organized and participated in several cultural events in France dedicated to Iceland. We have also participated in many magazines and articles, including television reports and cinema. Some of the media we have been featured in includes National Geographic, Geo magazine, France Inter, among others.

Our team is dedicated to just one aim: to ensure that each tour is successful, safe and an unforgettable experience for all!

Languages

| French | English


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