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Iceland Trek Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Halló Reykjavik!

We recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Reykjavik's vibrant atmosphere.

Morning:
  • Arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF) before 7AM where you’ll meet your trip leaders and new friends.
  • Take included transportation to Reykjavik for breakfast and go on a walking tour around the beautiful harbor.
  • Explore Reykjavik’s charm as you explore the wonders of this amazing city.
Afternoon:
  • Depart for basecamp in South Iceland and enjoy the scenic drive. (apx. 2 hour drive)
  • Arrive at your basecamp in Hvolsvollur and begin preparing for your trekking adventure.
  • An expert guide will help you set up your backpack and get you outfitted with gear and a safety talk.
Evening:
  • Enjoy an Icelandic dinner at your basecamp and get to know the new friends you’ll be trekking with.
  • Sing Icelandic songs, tell stories and get a good night’s rest before the epic adventure that awaits.

Day 2

Begin the Trek

Morning:
  • Wake up early and enjoy an Icelandic breakfast at our basecamp.
  • Take included transportation on a super jeep towards Hungurfit and begin your trekking adventure.
Afternoon:
  • Today we’ll be hiking between 9-12 miles (15-20 km) off the beaten path, through small creeks, mountains, hills, and canyons with very little foot traffic.
  • Cross over into the famous Laugavegurinn hike, considered one of the best hikes in Iceland.
Evening:
  • Set up camp with your new friends at lake Álftavatn a place of great serenity and peaceful landscapes.
  • Enjoy the 20 hour daylight as you rest after an epic first day.
  • For your first dinner on the hike, we’ll prepare a barbeque together as a group.
  • Play games, chill out, or take an evening hike

Day 3

Hike Volcanic Deserts & Canyons

Morning:
  • Wake up and enjoy your first outdoor breakfast in the Icelandic wilderness.  
  • This morning we’ll take it a little easy and give the option to rest longer before our next hike.
Afternoon:
  • Hike between 9-12 miles (15-20 km) from Álftavatn to Emstrur.
  • You will cross several rivers by foot and traverse through a volcanic desert
Evening:
  • Camp at Emstrur a lush camping area where you could meet other fellow hikers
  • Take an evening hike to the stunning Markarfljót canyon where you’ll experience one of the most impressive gems in Icelandic landscapes not visited by many
  • Dinner will arrive to our campsite from basecamp’s kitchen tonight and you get to kick back and enjoy
  • Play some games together, tell stories, and hang out amongst the nature of Iceland

Day 4

Cross Into Icelandic Forests

Morning:
  • After a filling breakfast in the wild, get ready to enjoy another day of hiking through otherworldly landscapes
Afternoon:
  • Hike between 9-12 miles (15 - 20 km) from Emstrur to Þórsmörk
  • Today, we’ll pass through an Icelandic forest, beautiful canyons, and small gorges
Evening:
  • Enter the beautiful area of Þórsmörk (the valley of Thor) and prepare the campsite
  • Enjoy a party around a bonfire and relax after the long hike
  • Dinner will arrive to our campsite from basecamp’s kitchen tonight and you can sit back and enjoy

Day 5

Relax In The Valley of Thor

Morning/Afternoon:
  • After three action packed days of trekking, enjoy a relaxing day in the most beautiful valley in South Iceland
  • Take in the stunning views from the Valley of Thor where we’ll be perfectly situated between glaciers and volcanoes
  • For those wanting to hike more, there will be plenty of possibilities for hiking in Thorsmork
Evening:
  • Enjoy the last night of our trek in the outdoors by taking full advantage of the long hours
  • For our last trekking dinner, we’ll prepare a barbeque together and enjoy over a fire

Day 6

Hike Between Glaciers and Volcanoes

Morning:  
  • Enjoy another delicious camp breakfast surrounded by Icelandic wilderness.
  • After breakfast and an early start to the day, we’ll begin the last part of the trek
  • Prepare yourself for most challenging day of hiking through Fimmvörðuhals
Afternoon:
  • Hike approximately 15 miles (25km) along the Fimmvörðuhals trail
  • Trek through volcanoes, glaciers, and over 20 waterfalls as we make our way to the iconic Skogafoss waterfall
  • Arrive in Skógar, marking the end of your epic trek
  • Take included transportation from Skogar to the basecamp in Hvolsvöllur
Evening:
  • Enjoy the rooftop hot tub and sauna located at this awesome basecamp and relax after an incredible week of hiking through Icelandic nature
  • Savor a homemade meal and party at basecamp celebrating our accomplishment

Day 7

Departure

Morning:
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at basecamp before heading to the airport
  • Take included transportation from Hvolsvöllur to Reykjavik Airport for your flight departing after 3 pm   

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