Iceland Trek Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Halló Reykjavik!

We recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Reykjavik's vibrant atmosphere.

Morning:
  • Meet at Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF) at 8:00 am where you’ll meet your Trip Leader and new hiking friends.
  • Take included transportation to Reykjavik for breakfast and take a walk around Iceland's quaint capital city.
Afternoon:
  • Depart for our basecamp in South Iceland and enjoy the scenic drive (~2 hour drive).
  • Arrive at our basecamp in Hvolsvöllur and begin preparing for your trekking adventure.
  • Debrief with your wilderness guides, hear a safety talk, and make any last adjustments to your gear.
Evening:
  • Enjoy an Icelandic dinner at your basecamp and get to know the new friends you’ll be trekking with for the next week.
  • Rest up! Our epic adventure begins tomorrow.

Day 2: Begin the Trek

Morning:
  • Wake up early and enjoy an Icelandic breakfast at our basecamp.
  • Take included transportation on a super Jeep into the Icelandic highlands, where we'll begin our trek!
Afternoon:
  • Today we’ll be hiking between 9-12 miles (15-20 km) off the beaten path.
  • Cross a few rivers and creeks by foot, and find your way through a vast valley that leads to our first camping spot.
Evening:
  • Set up camp with your new friends in our own little section of the Icelandic wilderness.
  • Enjoy the 20 hours of daylight as you take in your surroundings after an epic first day.
  • Come together and help prepare your first dinner in the mountains.
  • Play games, chill out, or take an evening hike

Day 3: Hike Volcanic Deserts & Canyons

Morning:
  • Wake up for the first time in nature, and enjoy our first camp breakfast in the Icelandic wilderness.
  • Break down camp and get ready to hit the trail.
Afternoon:
  • Hike between 10-15 miles (16-25 km) as we make our way to our next campsite.
  • We’ll encounter small creeks, mountains, hills, canyons, and valleys with very little traffic.
  • You’ll experience scenery and colors that you didn’t know existed on Earth!
Evening:
  • Set up camp with your hiking buddies, and get together to prepare your own dinner.
  • Take an optional evening hike for some more breathtaking scenery or just hang around camp and relax.
  • Play some games, tell stories, and hang out in the fresh mountain air.

Day 4: Cross Into Icelandic Forests

Morning:
  • After a filling breakfast in the wild, get ready to enjoy another big day of hiking through otherworldly landscapes.
  • Today we’ll link up with the famous Laugavegur trail, one of the most famous hiking trails in Iceland.
Afternoon:
  • Hike over 15 miles (24+ km) as we make our way to Þórsmörk, the Valley of Thor.
  • We’ll cross river gorges, pass glaciers, trek through volcanic desert, and descend into Icelandic forests.
Evening:
  • Prepare camp in Þórsmörk, where we’ll be staying for the next two nights.
  • Make dinner as a group, and then relax. You deserve it!

Day 5: Relax In The Valley of Thor

Morning/Afternoon:
  • After three action packed days of trekking, enjoy a relaxing day in the most beautiful valley in South Iceland.
  • Take in the stunning views from the Valley of Thor where we’ll be perfectly situated between glaciers and volcanos.
  • If you want to keep your legs moving, there are plenty of trails and possibilities to hike some more in Þórsmörk.
Evening:
  • Enjoy our last night in the outdoors by taking full advantage of the seemingly endless sunlight.
  • For our last dinner on the trail we’ll prepare a barbecue together and then enjoy ourselves around a bonfire!

Day 6: Hike Between Glaciers and Volcanoes

Morning:  
  • Fuel up on our last delicious camp breakfast in the wild.
  • After breakfast, get an early start on the day as we embark on the most challenging day of our hike: the Fimmvörðuhals trail.
  • Begin the hike by climbing up and out of the valley and up between the glaciers.
Afternoon:
  • Hike approximately 17 miles (28km) today, as we make our way back toward civilization.
  • Trek between glaciers and volcanoes, and pass by more waterfalls than you can count as we make our way to Skogafoss, one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls.
  • Arrival in Skógar means our epic trek has come to an end.
Evening:
  • After our last dinner as a group, take advantage of the rooftop hot tub and sauna at our awesome basecamp!
  • Celebrate your epic accomplishment with your equally epic hiking buddies.

Day 7: Departure

Morning:
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at basecamp before heading to the airport.
  • If you wish to go to the Blue Lagoon, we strongly recommend you book your tickets online for after 2:00 pm as pre-booking is required.
  • Take our included transportation from Hvolsvöllur to Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF) where you will arrive at 2:00 pm.

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