Fjallabak Nature Reserve Trek: Iceland’s Hidden Highland Trails
This 4-day hiking journey through the Fjallabak Nature Reserve is an off-the-beaten-path adventure in the same enchanting area as the renowned Laugavegur trail. This trek offers a secluded exploration of varied landscapes, including geothermal hot springs, vast lava fields, and impressive waterfalls in one of Iceland's most captivating reserves.
Fjallabak Nature Reserve, the starting point of the celebrated Laugavegur trail, invites travelers to experience its hidden gems beyond the popular route. Nestled in the central Highlands of Iceland, the reserve boasts a diverse and rugged landscape, marked by colourful rhyolite mountains, volcanic formations, and untouched wilderness. The vibrant hues of the mountains blend with snow patches and moss-covered lava fields, creating a stunning testament to Iceland's volcanic history.
During this 4-day trek, each day unveils a new array of wonders, from soothing hot springs to awe-inspiring geological formations. Our expertly planned routes and seamless transport at the end of each trail ensure a comfortable and immersive experience. This adventure is perfect for those who love the outdoors and are eager to delve into the heart of Iceland's pristine landscapes, exploring areas that remain largely untouched by the usual tourist footfall.
Join us on this unique journey through Fjallabak's lesser-known paths, where the beauty of Iceland's wilderness is revealed in its most authentic form. It's an ideal opportunity for nature enthusiasts to connect with the raw, unspoiled beauty of one of Iceland's most treasured reserves.
- 4 days
- Minimum age
- Meeting Point
- BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center
Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia
BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
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- Transport in a minibus at the beginning and end of the hikes each day
- Experienced and qualified English-speaking driver guide for 4 days
- Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in a dormitory for 3 nights
- Full board from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation and food in Reykjavik
- Optional excursions and visits
If you're planning a trip to Iceland, it's important to be prepared with the right information. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you plan your trip
Special dietary options, such as vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, and gluten-free, are available for an additional cost. These options will provide meals that meet the requirements of your diet.
To train for this tour, we highly recommend taking regular hikes in your local area, especially in places where the route includes both uphill and downhill segments, as well as uneven terrain. It's beneficial to carry some weight on your back during these hikes to simulate the conditions you'll experience on the tour. Begin with shorter walks and progressively increase their length to build the endurance needed for the longer hiking days you'll encounter during the tour.
Incorporating both low aerobic and aerobic training will help you build the strength and endurance required for longer hikes.
Lastly, it's crucial to train in the boots you plan to wear on the tour. Ensure they are well broken-in and comfortable to prevent blisters and discomfort during your trip.
If a date is not available, it is either fully booked or not offered on that date. You are welcome to contact us for a private tour if you cannot join on an available date. Please email email@example.com to request a private tour.
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