Embark on this eight-day hiking adventure and escape the crowds into Iceland’s wildly beautiful and far-flung Highlands. This tour is the perfect option for those looking to explore Iceland's less visited attractions and avoid the big buses to discover stunning and more remote landscapes.
This eight-day excursion combines great hikes in some of Iceland’s most secluded areas alongside transportation in a Land Rover Defender to get you to a rich variety of places. The Highland roads, also known as the F-Roads, are only open for a few months of the year and are only accessible by 4WD vehicles by law.
This is a small group tour with space for eight at a time accompanied by two expert guides across the Icelandic Highlands and the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. On this excursion, you will hike the famous colourful mountains of Landmannalaugar, and summit the top of Mount Sveinstindur for the best views of the longest lake in Iceland: Langisjór.
You will travel to the Lakagígar volcanic fissure which is famous for one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in Icelandic history. Your guides will tell you more about the infamous 1783 eruption and the disastrous consequences it had on Icelandic society.
You will visit immense waterfalls, black deserts, hidden hot pools, and you will hike across the most incredible and wild areas.
During the trip, you will experience isolation difficult to find elsewhere, hundreds of miles away from civilisation. In the Highlands, you will camp in the evenings, sharing a tent with one other member of the group and there will be a spacious communal teepee for sharing meals or relaxing at the end of the day.
On the first and seventh days, you will spend the evening in Reykjavík and the town, Hvolsvöllur where you will sit down for a meal at a restaurant and share stories with fellow travellers and spend the night in comfortable accommodation.
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Once you have settled in, you will meet your guides again for more details about your trip and a thorough equipment check to ensure you are fully prepared for your excursion into the Highlands. Make the most of any free time you may have and explore Reykjavík's many attractions before settling down for the evening.
Your first hike begins from this fascinating and magical region and the destination is the "Blue Peak Mountain", or B´lahnúkur as it is called in Icelandic. As you summit this beautiful elevation you will be met with incredible views of the surrounding mountain and multitude of rivers and streams.
Your expert local guides will take you to the most stunning attractions and hidden gems along the way such as volcanic craters filled with turquoise water, green volcanoes and majestic canyons filled with waterfalls
The group will then set up camp for the evening close to some natural hot springs, where you can soak in rejuvenating geothermal water before turning in for the night.
After setting up the campsite and preparing for the day's hike, you will summit Mount Sveinstindur, surrounded by the outstanding views of the Langisjór lake, characterised by the different tones of green from the moss, and white from the beautiful glaciers on the horizon.
You will then return to the campsite for the night.
Today's adventure is to Lakagígar craters, which last erupted in the eighteenth century, wreaking havoc on Icelandic society at the time. Between 1783 and 1784 the Lakagígar system erupted massively, causing the death of 50% Icelandic living creatures at the time and some believe contributed to the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789.
The day's hike will bring you to the Lake Álftavatn area, where you will set up camp for the night next to a famous mountain hut which is also part of one of Iceland's most famous hiking trails, Laugavegur.
Enjoy an evening lakeside before retiring to your tent for the evening.
This hike belongs to the Laugavegur Trail, which is considered one of the most beautiful trails in the world according to National Geographic. Today's adventure will see you cross rivers by foot and discover the immensity of the Black Desert coloured by tiny pink flowers growing underfoot.
Towards the later part of the day, the group will make its way to the famous Emstur hut where you will set up camp for the evening and take in the marvellous surroundings.
After one last lunch in the wilderness, your guides will take you by car to the north of Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano, which was made famous in 2010 when it erupted and caused big problems for European air traffic.
Finally, you will make your way to the small town of Hvolsvöllur, and the home of Njál's Saga, one of the most known Viking Sagas and pivotal within the Nordic culture.
After nearly a week spent in tents, you will spend the evening in comfortable accommodation in this idyllic small town setting. You are welcome to join your fellow travellers for the last meal before you say your goodbyes, however, this meal is not included in the price of the excursion.
The outstanding landscapes, colorful mountains, the silenced beauty of the lava fields and the white tones of glaciers will forever be engraved in your memory.
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