The Vatnajökull backpacking hiking tour is a classic trek in Iceland. Join me for this great experience. During 5 days, I will guide you along a total of 65 km, through impressive waterfalls, natural pools, glaciers and lava valleys.
First, we will meet at the Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavíc. Then, we will transfer to Kirkjubæjarklaustur. After that, the trekking will begin along the Hverfisfljót river and waterfalls. Next day, we will trek along the Hverfisfljót river and climb a crater to get an incredible view of the Rauðhólar crater row. Later, we will set our camp next to the Djúpá river.
On Day 3, I will guide you across a segment of the Síðujökull glacier towards the Eldgígur red crater. This time, we will camp on along beautiful lava fields with unique views of the Vatnajökull glacier. Then, on Day 4, we will trek towards Beinadalur and a group of canyons and waterfalls. This day, we will also reach the Sléttur plains, probably filled with violet willow herb.
Finally, on the last day, I will guide you as we explore amazing rocks of pillow lava and rock cauldrons. As we leave the canyon, we will descend into the Súludalur valley and its characteristic Súla. Later, I will take you across the Núpsstaðarskógar valley. Towards the end, we will transfer to Kirkjubæjarklaustur, and then Reykjavík.
Important: Glaciers are constantly changing. This can cause changes to the itinerary to maintain the quality of the trip, as well as ensure everyone’s safety. Also, bear in mind that the price rate published here is for departures within a larger group. Contact me for individual alternative prices.
So, ready for this Vatnajökull 5-day guided hiking tour? Contact me for more details. Also, check out other trips, like the Classic 5-day Laugavegur hike in Iceland.
Meeting - Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Dalshöfði
Hverfisfljót river - Fossahraun desert - Djúpá River
Núpsá River - Sléttur plains
Canyon - Súludalur valley - Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Reykjavíc
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík