Hiking the Highlands
Accommodation in mountain huts and visiting a local geothermal swimming pool relaxing every muscle after 4 days hiking around variable trails in Iceland.
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4 days tour around the magical Icelandic highlands where you can choose to run or hike, this trip offers both! Including visits to volcanoes such as Hekla, hot springs and mud pools, glacial lagoons, hiking next to the biggest glacier in Europe as well as exploring the colorful rhyolit mountains of Landmannalaugar hiking. The tour goes through the western territory of Vatnajökull National Park and the valley of Þórsmörk. The last day we hike under the well known Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano which erupted in 2010.
24th - 27th of July 2017
7th - 10th of August 2017
4th - 7th of September 2017
What's included in the Hiking the Highlands tour?
Included in this tour
- Pick-up in Reykjavík on day 1
- Sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts for 3 nights
- Local hiking guide during your stay in Iceland
- Transportation during these 4 days of travel in Iceland
- Full board (except breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 4) including introduction to local food
- Entrance to a swimming pool
- Drop-off in Reykjavík at your hotel/guesthouse on day 4
Not included in this tour
- Personal Travel Insurances
- Any services not listed under list of included items
Explore the Hiking the Highlands tour day-by-day
Entering the highlands
Pick up at international airport or your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavík drive to Landmannahellir. A 4 hours drive from the international airport brings us to the roots of the mysterious Mt. Hekla. After a short visit to the volcano we drive towards our mountain hut in the Icelandic highlands, where we will spend the next couple of nights. Hiking route of the day brings us around the green and black mountains of the area towards the colorful rhyolit mountains of the Landmannalaugar area. After the hike the guide cooks dinner with the help of everyone from Icelandic food and gives you insight in the scandinavian cuisine.
Hiking: 5-7 km on soft trails Accommodation: Mountain hut of Landmannahellir
This starts with a short drive to the nearby Landmannalaugar. The area is now a popular destination of hikers because of the unique landscape that can be seen there. The landscape is characterized by colorful rhyolit mountains, as well as black lava from the middle ages with traces of obsidian. At today’s hike we come across hot springs and mud pools too hot to bathe in, but very beautiful to look at. Our hike starts and ends in Landmannalaugar and includes elevation of 1000 meters. After the hike we recommend having a bath in the natural hot bath at Landmannalaugar. After the bath we drive to our mountain hut for relaxation.
Hiking: 12-15 km on mostly soft trails. Accommodation: Mountain hut of Hólaskjól
Crater of Eldgjá
We start the day by hiking to the largest volcanic canyon in the world, Eldgjá. There is a waterfall named Ófærufoss in the bottom of the canyon and both the canyon and the waterfall belong to the Western territory of Vatnajökull National Park. After a visit to Eldgjá we continue to the valley of Þórsmörk where we spend the night.
Hiking: 10-15 km on soft trails. Accommodation: Mountain hut in Þórsmörk
Þórsmörk (Valley of Thor)
We go for a morning hike in Þórsmörk (valley of Thor) where we can get an overview of the valley and the three glaciers that surround the valley. The valley offers many trails to explore and mountains as well. On our way to Reykjavík we stop at the waterfall of Seljalandsfoss waterfall and get to Reykjavík in the afternoon between 4-6 pm.
Hiking: 12km on soft trails
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