Unveil the wilderness: discover Iceland's epic volcanic landscape on a guided trek.
Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia
Unveil Iceland's wild beauty on a 7-day trek through Vatnajökull National Park. Traverse moss, waterfalls, canyons, and deserts. An untamed Icelandic odyssey.
About this tour
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.
Need to know
Please note that we need a minimum of 6 passengers to be able to confirm the departure.
Boots and Clothing: Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic. T-shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic. Light wool or fleece sweater (2nd layer).Trousers – Strong and light material that dries quickly e.g. soft-shell.Jacket with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable. Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable. Please note that full raingear is mandatory in Iceland. GlovesSocks – Wool or synth
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
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Guide during the trek (until noon on day 7)Food for 7 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 7)Sleeping bag accommodation in dormitory (sleeping bags not included) for 6 nightsTransfer from Reykjavík to Sveinstindur and from Álftavatn/Hvanngil to ReykjavíkCooking gear and transfer of luggage.
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Before we head to the glacier for the tour, we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each person's shoe size, so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.
We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us (email@example.com). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.
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