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Iceland Trek

Duration:

7 days / 6 nights

Early Signup: $2,895

Regular: $3,095

THE EXPERIENCE

Iceland is one of the most unique countries in the world with volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and mountains.

After visiting this country hundreds of times over the last 6 years, Under30Experiences has curated a new adventure that takes you on an epic trek through the highlands of Iceland.

An expert Icelandic guide & trip leader will take you off the beaten path to discover Iceland’s best kept secrets–all you need to carry is a daypack.

Start

Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
To ensure included transportation:
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 7:00 pm

Finish

Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Plan to depart Day 7 after 3:00 pm

Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities.  Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities.  Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Halló Reykjavik!

Arrive at Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF) and be shuttled to the northernmost capital city in the world.

Meet fellow hikers for breakfast and then warm up the legs with a stroll around Reykjavik.

Depart Reykjavik for your Icelandic basecamp and prepare for your epic adventure through the wilderness over the next five days.

Learn from your Icelandic guides how best to organize your gear and equipment in our welcome meeting.

Day 2

Begin the Trek

After a big breakfast, hop in a Super Jeep! Ride past waterfalls, mossy green mountains, and black sand dunes into the highlands where the adventure begins.

On our first day of hiking, cross rivers, and fill your bottles with fresh Icelandic water.

Get a sense of the dramatic Icelandic landscape during our shortest day of hiking. When we arrive at our site, you'll learn how to set up & break down camp, as well as some important Leave-No-Trace policies.

Once you've made camp, come together with your new hiking buddies to prepare your first dinner in nature.

Day 3

Hike Volcanic Deserts & Canyons

Step out of your tent and straight into the Icelandic Wilderness. Fuel up with some coffee and breakfast and you'll experience how everything tastes better in the mountains.

Continue through spectacular, colorful scenery: black sand, white glaciers, green mountains, and orange canyons. Pop over a mountain pass and into the vast valley below. Breathe in the fresh air and connect with nature.

Traverse what feels like multiple planets -- none of them being earth -- on the home stretch toward camp. After setting up, enjoy the reward of a delicious dinner and take an optional hike for more mind-blowing scenery.

Day 4

Cross Into Icelandic Forests

Pick up where we left off yesterday and explore what feels like the surface of the moon as we make our way toward Þórsmörk, the Valley of Thor!  

Cruise through lava fields toward the looming glacier in the distance. Take the bridge over a gushing river and see the glacial tongue through the canyon.

If that isn't enough for you, wait until we descend into the Icelandic forests, straight out of a fairy tale.

Enjoy a hearty dinner in this stunning valley that you'll call home for two nights.

Day 5

Relax In The Valley of Thor

Today we chill--you've earned it!

Surrounded by glaciers, volcanoes, and the rare Icelandic forest, take advantage of the day to relax and recharge. Take a moment to just be.

There are plenty of short trails around Þórsmörk, so feel free to move your legs and explore the lush green forests of Thor's Valley.

Rest up! Tomorrow is a big day.

Day 6

Hike Between Glaciers and Volcanoes

Finish strong with the most challenging day of our trek--the Fimmvörðuháls Trail. Climb up and out of the valley between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjökull--two powerful volcanoes

Stop to eat on a mountain that is only 8 years old-- created during an eruption in 2010. Then, follow a trail past more than 20 waterfalls! It's impossible to stop and marvel at them all. Slowly re-enter society as we descend toward Skogafoss, one of Iceland's most iconic waterfalls.

Celebrate your accomplishment back at Base Camp with drink in a hot tub with a view of the glacier you just conquered. Oh, and did someone say shower?!

Day 7

Departure

Depart Iceland's south coast in the morning back to Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF) for your flight departing.

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.

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What's Included

We've got you covered:

-2 nights at basecamp in a 6 bed dorm
-4 nights camping in a two person tent
-5 full days of hiking
-Camping equipment: tent, mattress, stove & pots
-All meals while camping (group participates in cooking)
-3 additional breakfasts, and 2 dinners
-Certified Icelandic hiking guide
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-Luggage transport for 5 days
-Camping fees
-Private transportation from basecamp to beginning of the trek
-Private transportation from end of the trek to basecamp
-Private transportation to and from Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates
-Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out

*Does not include sleeping bag - 5.500 ISK price per person for a rental if you don’t bring your own.

*Travelers responsible for international airfare to and from Iceland
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality

When should I book my flight?

Plan to arrive Day 1 before 7:00 pm and depart Day 7 after 3:00 pm local time
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details*

Duration:

7 days / 6 nights

Early Signup: $2,895

Regular: $3,095

OUR travelers LOVE US

Iceland Trek Reviews

"I have just gotten back from the Iceland Trek and can not recommend this trip enough. It was such an incredible experience that went beyond all expectations. If I could do this trip all over again I really would. A special thank you to Jonno for making sure we all had the best time!" -Marina E.

"I went on the first ever Iceland Trek trip and it was beyond amazing. I met so many wonderful people and our trip leaders Bjarni, Jonno, and Arnar were so knowledgeable about the area and fun to be around. It was a very active trip, hiking around 55-60 miles and sleeping in a tent, the perfect experience for an outdoor lover. The views on this trip were endlessly breathtaking and the people made this trip even more enjoyable. We were made to feel part of a big family for the week, everyone looking out for one another and coming together to share this amazing experience. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who loves hiking; it was so much fun and I've created so many unforgettable memories. I will definitely be booking another trip with U30X!" -Amanda H.

"I just got back from the Iceland Trek and it was above and beyond all of my expectations. I had an incredible time meeting people who love adventuring, laughing and challenging themselves as much as I do. The landscape (and really the trek itself) is indescribable: snow dunes, glaciers, Icelandic forests, mountains, lava fields, canyons, waterfalls and even rainbows if you wish for them. So many times I felt like I was on another planet. I cannot recommend this trip enough (over 5 stars if I could)! I look forward to signing up for another under30 trip soon and staying connected to all of the awesome people I met over the past week." -Madeline V.H.

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