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Iceland Trek

Duration:

7 days / 6 nights

early signup price:

$2,895

(60+ days before departure)

regular price:

$3,095

Never any hidden fees!

Is This Trip For You?

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

After visiting this country hundreds of times over the last 5 years, Under30Experiences has curated a new adventure that takes you on an epic trek through the Highlands of Iceland.

An expert Iceland guide and a U30X trip leader will take you off the beaten path to discover Iceland’s rugged landscapes. Learn about Iceland’s unique geology and the sustainable practices used to preserve the environment and even what you can do to help.

Get off the beaten path away from foot traffic and experience the world-famous Laugavegurinn Trail.

Start

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

Finish

Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Plan to depart Day 7 after 3:00PM

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 Keflavik Airport (KEF) before 7:00AM and take the included transportation to Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city.

Meet fellow hikers for breakfast before exploring the charming downtown area with European cafes, historic sites and beautiful views.

Depart Reykjavik for your Icelandic basecamp and prepare for your epic adventure where you’ll hike an average of 10 miles a day through breathtaking wilderness over the next five days.

In the afternoon, organize your gear and equipment with an expert guide and learn about what to expect over the next week.

Day 2

Begin the Trek

Trek through Torfahlaup, a narrowing in the big river of Markarfljót. Quench your thirst from the Icelandic mountain streams as you make your way towards the famous Laugavegurinn hike.

Your guides will be there to support you on your trek, transporting your camping equipment and duffel bag via super jeep from campsite to campsite.

Throughout the trek you’ll get the full Icelandic camping experience by setting up camp, preparing meals as a group, and following sustainable Leave No Trace procedures.

While absorbing Icelandic nature, hear heroic folklore stories told by your local guides that Icelanders have been telling throughout the centuries.

Day 3

Hike Volcanic Deserts & Canyons

Continue approximately 10 miles on the famous Laugavegur Trail as you take in striking scenery filled with color contrasts such as black sand, white glaciers, green mountains, and blue rivers.  

From the Álftavatn lake, hike towards the cone shaped, green mountain of Stóra Súla before entering the volcanic deserts of Mælifellsandur.  

Ford the rivers of Bratthálskvísl and Bláfjallakvísl on foot before crossing the powerful glacier river, Nyrðri Emstruá, on a walking bridge.

After setting up camp in Emstrur, embark on an evening hike exploring the magnificent Markarfljót canyons.

Day 4

Cross Into Icelandic Forests

Hike through the beautiful canyons of Syðri Emstruá and Ljósá, before exploring through the gorges of Slyppugil and Bjórgil--the beer gorge.

Begin in the black desert and trek past an old lava field, Almenningar, before entering the birch forest in Þórsmörk.

Before reaching our goal of another 10 miles, the Þröngá River lies between us and our destination at Þórsmörk.

Day 5

Relax In The Valley of Thor

Hang out in the valley named for the Norse God Thor, in an area called “Þórsmörk”.

Surrounded by glaciers, volcanoes, and fantastic landscapes, you’ll take a day to relax in the Icelandic wilderness.

Today can be spent relaxing or hiking but whatever you choose to do, the surroundings and views are breathtaking.

Day 6

Hike Between Glaciers and Volcanoes

Today we hike the famous Fimmvörðuháls Trail that lies between Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Myrdalsjökull Glacier, home of the Katla Volcano.

Finish strong with a 15 mile route through incredible views over the highlands and experience the beautiful Skógá river with more than 20 waterfalls, before ending at the iconic Skógafoss Waterfall.

Celebrate your epic accomplishment with a drink and a rooftop hot tub waiting for you at your final basecamp.

Day 7

Departure

Depart South Iceland in the morning and take included transportation to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) for your flight departing after 3:00PM.

If you wish to go to the Blue Lagoon instead, we strongly recommend you to book your tickets online as pre-booking is required.

Please note that you will need to book your ticket after 1:00PM.

Day 8

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What's Included

We've got you covered:

-Certified Icelandic hiking guide and Wilderness First Responder
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-Luggage transport for 5 days
-Camping equipment: tent, mattress, stove & pots
-Camping fees
-4 nights camping (2 person tent)
-5 full days of hiking
-All meals while camping (group participation)
-Special food requirements are easily taken care of
-2 nights at basecamp: 6 bed dorm
-2 breakfasts at basecamp
-2 dinners at basecamp
-Breakfast in Reykjavík 
-Private transportation from basecamp to beginning of the trek
-Private transportation from end of the trek to basecamp
-Private transportation to and from Reykjavík/Keflavík airport (First and last day)
-Evacuation if bad weather hits
-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 AM 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 price:

$2,895

(60+ days before departure)

regular price:

$3,095

Never any hidden fees!

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Calendar

2018 Dates

July 22-28, 2018