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Unveil the wilderness: discover Iceland's epic volcanic landscape on a guided trek.

Unveil Iceland's wild beauty on a 7-day trek through Vatnajökull National Park. Traverse moss, waterfalls, canyons, and deserts. An untamed Icelandic odyssey.

Explore the Icelandic wilderness on a remote trail that takes you through one of Iceland's most spectacular volcanic regions. Your expert hiking guide will lead you into the rugged interior of Vatnajökull National Park, starting with a hike up to the peak of Sveinstindur mountain with a fantastic view of lake Langisjór.

The trail continues along the great Skaftá river through bright green moss-covered lava rocks, impressive waterfalls, vast canyons, and giant craters to Eldgjá, a volcanic fissure created in one of the most significant eruptions in Iceland’s history.

This challenging 7-day trek continues through the contrasts of black sands and green moss of the Mælifellssandur desert, hiking through a dramatic landscape that makes you feel the remoteness of the land as well as its intense beauty.

Availability
Summer
Difficulty
Challenging
Duration
5 days
Minimum age
16
Meeting Point
BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center
Accomodation
Mountain hut
Walking per day
3 - 8 hours
Total distance
90 km (56 mi)

TourID: IMG384

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia

Meeting point

BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center

The meeting point is the location from where the tour begins.

Need to know

Please note that we need a minimum of 6 passengers to be able to confirm the departure.

Requirements

See equipment list.

From €2,316/person
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

The Volcanic Trails ・ 5 days

What’s included and what to bring on this tour

It’s important to always be prepared for your next adventure in Iceland. See our list of what’s included, and what you should bring or add to your trip

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
  • Transport at the beginning and end of trek
  • Transfer of luggage between huts
  • Breakfast (4), Lunch (5), Dinner (4)

Not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food in Reykjavik
  • Sleeping bag

Tour highlights

Eldgjá
Strútur Hut
Álftavatn Hut
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