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Eastern Iceland Trekking Special Explore

Eastern Iceland Trekking Special 6 Days – Small Group Max 16 Pax

Prices From £1,369pp
5 nights
May to September

Eastern Iceland Trekking Special 6 Days – Small Group Max 16 Pax

This adventurous itinerary offers you the chance to discover Iceland in its truest form, on foot. Guided by an expert CEO (Chief Experience Officer), this 6 day trek will see you get up-close to beautiful fjords, breathtaking waterfalls and picturesque fishing villages as you discover the spectacular scenery of Eastern Iceland.

Travelling in a small group with a maximum of 16 travellers, this authentic experience will see you hike each day to another stunning location. Good standard accommodation is included throughout, as well as transport between all destinations on land.

Please note: this is a demanding trekking tour with some high-altitude hikes which will require a relatively good level of fitness.

Toni Hart

Namibia Birding and Photography Guide

An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >

Andy Pollard

Wildlife Guide & Photographer

Andy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >

Chris Coe

Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awards

A fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >

Jenny Luxton

Falklands Expert & Guide

Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >

Doug Allan

Special Guest Lecturer

Exclusive to this voyage, Doug Allan, a multi award winning polar photographer and cameraman, will be your special guest lecturer. Doug has been on over 20 expeditions to Svalbard to film its wildlife, and knows the wonders of this area more than most. Read more >

Chris Weston

Special Guest Photography Guide

Chris was 32 when he finally realised he really did want to be a photo-journalist and walked out on his career in IT sales to become a wildlife photographer Read more >


  • Trek each day through the spectacular landscapes of Eastern Iceland
  • Discover fjords, waterfalls and picturesque villages
  • Travel in the company of an expert guide and a group of like-minded travellers
  • Visit areas including Borgarfjörður eystri, Stórurð, Breiðavík and Brúnavík
  • See impressive geological features such as Dettifoss Waterfall, the Leirhnjúkur Lava Fields and the Hverir and Myvatn Geothermal sites

What's Included

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in a local guesthouse
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Private minibus transport between all destinations and included activities
  • Local guides and dedicated CEO (Chief Experience Officer)
  • All activities and experiences as mentioned in the itinerary
Michael Gardiner
Michael Gardiner
Arctic Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Arctic. Start planning your tailor - made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

SOLO TRAVELLER SPECIAL Solo travellers willing to share a room with a carefully selected co-traveller will pay no single supplement!. Offer applicable when booked before 4th September 2022. Solo travellers will be paired with a roommate of the same sex. Solo places are subject to availability.


5 Nights   6 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 | Egilsstaðir to Borgarfjörður
  • Day 2 | Stórurð - Full Day Trek
  • Day 3 | Dettifoss, Leirhnjúkur, Hverir & Myvatn
  • Day 4 | Hiking Through the Moors
  • Days 5 - 6 | Borgarfjörður & Egilsstaðir
Egilsstaðir to Borgarfjörður

Egilsstaðir to Borgarfjörður

Having arrived independently to Egilsstaðir airport, you will transfer to Borgarfjörður and the local guest house, and settle into your comfortable and welcoming home for the next 5 nights, before meeting your CEO for a briefing on the adventures that lie ahead. This morning you can enjoy a leisurely walk around the scenic village of Borgarfjörður eystri before enjoying lunch at a local fish soup restaurant. The area here is renowned for its hospitality and friendly people, and will offer the perfect introduction to life in Iceland. As your base for the next 5 nights, you will soon learn all about the folklore here that says the area is said to hold a large population of elves!

In the afternoon you will take your first of many hikes as you trek through Borgarfjörður valley, following sheep trails up to Dimmidalur (the Dark Valley) at the base of the Door Mountains. As you hike through the spectacularly rugged landscapes, be sure to keep an eye out for the elves!

5 nights’ accommodation at a local guest house with breakfasts, lunches and dinners included.

Please note: domestic flights from Reykjavik to Egilsstaðir for the commencement of your tour are not included as part of your package, but we will be happy to help you to arrange them.

Stórurð - Full Day Trek

Stórurð - Full Day Trek

After breakfast this morning you will hop in the minibus for a drive to Vatnskarð pass to enjoy a full day of hiking. Trekking up and over gravel, scree and boulders, you will firstly hike up to Geldingafjall mountain where you will be rewarded with incredible views over Njarðvík, Fljótsdalshérað valley, Héraðsflói bay and beyond. You will then trek down into Stórurð past enormous boulders and turquoise-coloured pools of icy cold water. After spending some time here soaking up the beautiful landscapes of this hidden gem, you can choose to either take a strenuous hike along the Dyrfjöll (Door Mountains), or take an easier route down into the valley below Rjúpnafell peak.

Dettifoss, Leirhnjúkur, Hverir & Myvatn

Dettifoss, Leirhnjúkur, Hverir & Myvatn

Today will see you discover some of Iceland’s most impressive sites as you set off early from the guesthouse and head towards the stunning sites around Mývatn lake. Your first stop will take you to the mightily impressive waterfall of Detiifoss, which is thought to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe, before enjoying a hike along the smoking, Martian-like landscapes of the Leirhnjúkur lava fields which lie within the Krafla caldera.

Later, you will head on to the fascinating Hverir geothermal area to see this geothermal wonder of bubbling mud pools and smoking, steamy hot springs. You will then visit the Myvatn Geothermal Lake which was formed during a volcanic eruption 2,300 yrs ago and offers unforgettable scenery and the chance for some birdwatching. After lunch in a local restaurant you can enjoy some free time here including the chance to visit the geothermal nature bath.

Hiking Through the Moors

Hiking Through the Moors

Another day of exploration on foot today begins in Afrétt where you will take an enjoyable hike across the moors through Urðarhólavatn, Gæsavötn and Víknaheiði, before continuing on to the golden sand beaches and high cliffs of the Breiðavík inlet. Here you can enjoy lunch and a spot of birdwatching before taking a hike to 479 m at Gagnheiði ridge which will reward in stunning views over the pastel colours of the rhyolite mountains.

Borgarfjörður & Egilsstaðir
5 - 6Days

Borgarfjörður & Egilsstaðir

Your final day of adventure will start at Borgarfjörður harbour where you can enjoy a walk around to see the Atlantic puffins and seabirds that nest here in large numbers, before enjoying a hike around the Brúnavík area. Trekking across the green mountain screes to Brúnavík inlet, you can enjoy a moment of tranquillity as you sit on the black sand beach and reminisce about your experiences so far.

Having hiked over Hofstrandarskarð pass at 321 m, and alongside the colourful Helgárgil canyon, you will return to the guesthouse for your final meal with your new-found friends.

The following morning you can enjoy a visit to the picturesque fishing village of Seyðisfjörður which is idyllically situated under Mt. Strandartindur and Mt. Bjolfur, before transferring back to Egilsstaðir airport, with a stop at a local waterfall along the way.

Please note: domestic flights to Reykjavik for homeward travel are not included as part of your package, but we will be happy to help you to arrange them.

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We had a wonderful time, even though we didn't do all the places we were supposed to but we all felt were we went instead couldn't beaten. Saw animals I wanted to see. Bit worried what the food was like as some of the ships cooking leaves something to be desired, but food was very good. We thought all the guides were brilliant and informative, friendly and knowledgeable It was far better than we expected and even my husband thoroughly enjoyed it!
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