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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 Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF) before 7:00 am where you’ll meet your Trip Leaders and new friends.
  • Take included transportation to Reykjavik for breakfast and take a walk around Iceland's quaint capital city.
Afternoon:
  • Depart for our basecamp in South Iceland and enjoy the scenic drive (~2 hour drive).
  • Arrive at our basecamp in Hvolsvöllur and begin preparing for your trekking adventure.
  • Debrief with your wilderness guides, hear a safety talk, and make any last adjustments to your gear.
Evening:
  • Enjoy an Icelandic dinner at your basecamp and get to know the new friends you’ll be trekking with for the next week.
  • Rest up! Our epic adventure begins tomorrow.

Day 2

Begin the Trek

Morning:
  • Wake up early and enjoy an Icelandic breakfast at our basecamp.
  • Take included transportation on a super jeep into the Icelandic highlands, where we'll begin our trek!
Afternoon:
  • Today we’ll be hiking between 9-12 miles (15-20 km) off the beaten path.
  • Cross a few rivers and creeks by foot, and find your way through a vast valley that leads to our first camping spot.
Evening:
  • Set up camp with your new friends in our own little section of the Icelandic wilderness.
  • Enjoy the 20 hours of daylight as you take in your surroundings after an epic first day.
  • Come together and help prepare your first dinner in the mountains.
  • Play games, chill out, or take an evening hike

Day 3

Hike Volcanic Deserts & Canyons

Morning:
  • Wake up for the first time in nature, and enjoy our first camp breakfast in the Icelandic wilderness.
  • Break down camp and get ready to hit the trail.
Afternoon:
  • Hike between 10-15 miles (16-25 km) as we make our way to our next campsite.
  • We’ll encounter small creeks, mountains, hills, canyons, and valleys with very little traffic.
  • You’ll experience scenery and colors that you didn’t know existed on Earth!
Evening:
  • Set up camp with your hiking buddies, and get together to prepare your own dinner.
  • Take an optional evening hike for some more breathtaking scenery or just hang around camp and relax.
  • Play some games, tell stories, and hang out in the fresh mountain air.

Day 4

Cross Into Icelandic Forests

Morning:
  • After a filling breakfast in the wild, get ready to enjoy another big day of hiking through otherworldly landscapes.
  • Today we’ll link up with the famous Laugavegur trail, one of the most famous hiking trails in Iceland.
Afternoon:
  • Hike over 15 miles (24+ km) as we make our way to Þórsmörk, the Valley of Thor.
  • We’ll cross river gorges, pass glaciers, trek through volcanic desert, and descend into Icelandic forests.
Evening:
  • Prepare camp in Þórsmörk, where we’ll be staying for the next two nights.
  • Make dinner as a group, and then relax. You deserve it!

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 volcanos.
  • If you want to keep your legs moving, there are plenty of trails and possibilities to hike some more in Þórsmörk.
Evening:
  • Enjoy our last night in the outdoors by taking full advantage of the seemingly endless sunlight.
  • For our last dinner on the trail we’ll prepare a barbecue together and then enjoy ourselves around a bonfire!

Day 6

Hike Between Glaciers and Volcanoes

Morning:  
  • Fuel up on our last delicious camp breakfast in the wild.
  • After breakfast, get an early start on the day as we embark on the most challenging day of our hike: the Fimmvörðuhals trail.
  • Begin the hike by climbing up and out of the valley and up between the glaciers.
Afternoon:
  • Hike approximately 17 miles (28km) today, as we make our way back toward civilization.
  • Trek between glaciers and volcanoes, and pass by more waterfalls than you can count as we make our way to Skogafoss, one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls.
  • Arrival in Skógar means our epic trek has come to an end.
Evening:
  • After our last dinner as a group, take advantage of the rooftop hot tub and sauna at our awesome basecamp!
  • Celebrate your epic accomplishment with your equally epic hiking buddies.

Day 7

Departure

Morning:
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at basecamp before heading to the airport.
  • If you wish to go to the Blue Lagoon, we strongly recommend you book your tickets online for after 1:00 pm as pre-booking is required.
  • Take our included transportation from Hvolsvöllur to Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF) for your flight departing after 3:00 pm.

Day 8

Morning

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast steps away from your hotel at a local cafe.
  • Depart for a guided mountain bike adventure taking you from Queenstown city center, through the Queenstown gardens, and around Lake Wakatipu, before ending at beautiful Jack’s Point.
  • This a laid-back bike ride on a mostly flat trail. The bikes also come with an electronic pedal assist option to get up those pesky hills even quicker. It's accessible for anyone who is up to the challenge!
  • Soak in the views from your mountain bike as you stand beneath the jaw-dropping Remarkables Mountain Range and learn about the European and Maori cultural influence of the area from your local guide.

Afternoon

  • Arrive back in Queenstown in the afternoon and take advantage of the rest of the day.
  • Take a leap of faith off a bridge, go skydiving, or take an exhilarating jet-boat ride through Skippers Canyon.
  • If you prefer less adrenaline in the afternoon, hike Bob’s Peak or play a game at Frisbee Park.

Evening

  • After a full day of adventure, enjoy a final included dinner with your group where you can humbly brag about your day's adventure.
  • Reflect about your time in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
  • After dinner, enjoy Queenstown’s famed nightlife for a last night out with your Under30Experiences family.

Day 9

Morning

  • Have a final breakfast with your group before you fly back home. Don't forget to grab a few souvenirs to remember this incredible adventure.
    For those staying later, we recommend taking an iconic day trip to Milford Sound where you’ll have a very early morning departure before making your way into the Fiordland National Park
  • Airport transfers are included for your flight departing at anytime today.
  • Thank you for being part of the Under30Experiences Community!

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