No Solo Supplement when Sharing
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.
- 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
- 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
No Solo Supplement when Sharing
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. / Available on selected dates/vessels.
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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
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
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
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
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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