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The Volcanic Trails

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.

Tour overview

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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

From €2,316/person
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Tour itinerary

The Volcanic Trails

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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.

Tour highlights

Strútur Hut

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