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Trek from Landmannalaugar to Skogar

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6 days / 5 nights 1889 Euros per person

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Title: Trek from Landmannalaugar to Skogar

Length : 6 days / 5 nights
1889 Euros per person

This is the classic trek in Iceland! It was recently listed in the world´s top twenty hiking trails according to National Geographic.
A magnificent itinerary from the highlands to the ocean. In 7 days of walking, you will cross a wide range of landscapes: volcanic mountains with multicolor shades, black sand deserts, Lakes and volcanic rifts and craters. You will encounter three glaciers, cross difficult rivers and even tiny forests, literal oases in this mineral world. The highlight of this trip: You will discover the new lava fields and craters from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in spring 2010.
This trip is available in July and August.

photo Trek from Landmannalaugar to Skogar photo Trek from Landmannalaugar to Skogar

Strengths:

- The most renowned trek in Iceland
- An experienced guide who will show you the best kept secrets on, and especially off the main trail
- Support vehicle carrying your bags
- A wide range of landscapes
- The latest lava fields and craters in Iceland (2010)


Summary:

Duration of the trek: 7 days
Time between checkpoints: 4-9 hours
Total distance: 90 to 100 km approximately
Altitude: 200 -1100 m
Maximum elevation: 1000 m approximately
Group: 5 to 16 participants
Accommodation: huts
Luggage: carried by a vehicle during the day
Departure dates in 2017: refer to the "Price" tab above
Price in 2017: 1889 euros per person


Friendly Advice:

- Don’t cut corners when it comes to the quality of your equipment. Bring protection against potential cold and rain and a quality jacket and shoes... We provide a detailed equipment list before departure.
- Train properly before leaving and bring shoes that you are already used to.
- In September it can be a little colder and windier but, there are a lot less people.
- If you suffer from severe vertigo, a medical condition likely to affect your trek, or allergies, please let us know ahead of your departure.
- It is recommended to use walking sticks, the terrain can be difficult: moraine, sand, lava fields, fords…and so on.


Staff:

Our guide will take you to the most beautiful sites on the trek, often off the main walking trail.
There will be an English speaking driver in the support 4x4 vehicle.
The guide will adapt the itinerary to the level of the group and the weather.
Groups from 5 to 16 people. The guide will be English and French speaking, as some participants in the group may be from French speaking countries.
You will need to participate in daily tasks: loading and unloading of the kitchen equipment and food from the support car, food preparation under the supervision of the guide, washing up dishes...etc.



photo Trek from Landmannalaugar to Skogar photo Trek from Landmannalaugar to Skogar



Accommodation is provided in well-kept mountain huts. They are heated, some even have electricity and hot water, but they remain nevertheless mountain huts with no luxury and little privacy. You will stay in shared rooms with bunks that you may be forced to share. But in this wild environment, especially if there is difficult weather, these mountain huts will seem like four star hotels! Your guides prepare your breakfast and dinners in the mountain huts. With your help of course! Lunch will be taken in the form of cold picnics on site.

photo Trek from Landmannalaugar to Skogar photo Trek from Landmannalaugar to Skogar

What's Included:

- English speaking guide for 6 days
- Full board from lunch day 1 to lunch day 6
- Transfers from and to your accommodation in Reykjavík
- 5 nights in mountain huts
- A support 4x4 vehicle for the transport of your luggage and food during the trek


What's not Included:

- Flights.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips and extras.
- Shower in huts when available (500 ISK – 3 Euro - for 5min of hot water)

Optional:
- Sleeping bag rental.
- Accommodation in Reykjavík.
- Transfers to and from the airport.
- Excursions and activities from Reykjavík or elsewhere in the country.
- Extensions (see details on the description of the tour) and any specific request.


Price:

Departure dates for 2017 and price per person
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From Monday to Saturday, from Reykjavík to Reykjavík:

03.07 - 08.07.2017 - 1889 euros per person
17.07 - 22.07.2017 - 1889 euros per person
31.07 - 05.08.2017 - 1889 euros per person
07.08 - 12.08.2017 - 1889 euros per person
21.08 - 26.08.2017 - 1889 euros per person

It is possible to schedule a private departure date. Final price is based on the number of participants and the season




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Day 1: Reykjavík – Landmannalaugar
Meet with your guide in Reykjavík and depart by bus to Landmannalaugar through the highlands. You will follow along the volcano, Hekla and cross the fields of Dómadalur before arriving at "Landmannalaugar". This site deserves more than a short visit before heading off on the Laugavegur trek. The afternoon will be spent hiking in the rhyolite mountains of Landmannalaugar, colored by the geothermal activity that is visible in different forms, including a natural hot river that you will enjoy after the long day.
Staying overnight in the Landmannalaugar mountain hut.

Day 2: Landmannalaugar – Hrafntinnusker
The Laugavegur trek. Traverse lava fields and small gorges before heading up to the highlands in an environment of multicolored mountains, hot springs and solfataras. Arriving at the end of the day at Hrafntinnusker hut. You are at an altitude of 1000 meters, and on another world.
Staying overnight in the Hrafntinnusker hut.

Day 3: Hrafntinnusker – Hvanngil
From Hrafntinnusker, you roller-coaster the Jökultungur gullies with its hundreds of hot springs and small blue smoking pools which are surprising colors in this dramatic landscape. On the horizon, you will see the Myrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers. Soon Alftavatn, "Swan Lake", will appear in front of you. You pass by it before heading to your next stop in the valley of Hvanngil.
Staying overnight in the mountain hut at Hvanngil

Day 4: Hvanngil – Emstrur
You'll go by the foot of Storasula's surprisingly green volcanic cone before reaching the black sand of the Maelifellssandur desert. Then it's off to another ancient volcano, this time with a very characteristic shape, Hattfell or "Hat mountain," whose different shades of green contrast stunningly also with the black sand of the desert. This trail will take you near the Mýrdalsjökull glacier where many nameless waterfalls appeared in the last years due to the melting of the ice. Arriving in the Emstrur area you may even come across some adventurous sheep and before arriving at the mountain hut at Emstrur, we'll walk through the Valley of Fremri-Emstrúa River. You may even discover the impressive Markarfljot canyon that cuts deeper than 200 metres into Hattfell's southern flanks.
Staying overnight at the Botnar hut in Emstrur, in front of the Myrdalsjökull glacier.

Day5: Emstrur – Thorsmörk
You head to the ravine of the Fremri-Emstruá River; the glacier tongues of the Myrdalsjökull glacier come here to melt several kilometres up. As you follow the valley of the Markafljót River the vegetation becomes progressively more abundant and the first dwarf birch trees announce your arrival in the forests of Thor. Thorsmörk. Your arrival in the glacial valley and the white birch forests is enchanting after the desert crossing the day before. The comfortable mountain hut is definitely a welcome sight!
Staying overnight in the Thórsmörk hut

Day 6: Thórsmörk – Fimmvördurháls - Skógar - Reykjavík
Take on the challenge at a height of 1078 meters as you take the pass that dissects the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Half way up, you can detour to the plateau of Morinsheiði to walk on top off the cliffs which give you an astounding view of these ice caps and their surroundings. Now the slope becomes pretty steep and snowfields are more common but at the pass, before the Fimmvördurhals hut, you will discover fields of dark lava and the reddish craters from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in spring 2010. If the weather is clear, you will have a view on the ocean as a reward.
You follow the Skogá River down grassy hills along a nice trail. At the end of this hike, a surprise awaits.....The Skogafoss waterfall, at 60 meters high and 20 meters wide, this waterfall is one of the must see sights and a pleasure to behold.
Late afternoon, return to Reykjavík by bus along the south coast.
The evening spent at leisure in Reykjavík.
Optional Extensions:

Extension to Skaftafell and Jokulsárlón:
After or before your trek, you can spend 3 nights or more in Skaftafell National Park in camping. From the campsites, you will be able to have direct access walking trails and glacier excursions. You can ascend the highest point of Iceland (2110m), or visit the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón. We will provide maps and hiking instructions, food, camping equipment, insure your transfer by bus and book your mountain activities with an English-speaking guide and equipment included.

Self-drive extension:
From Skógar, start your discovery of the island without losing time returning to Reykjavík. We deliver your rental vehicle in Skógar!

Reykjavík extension:
You can take advantage of this trip to stay in Reykjavík a few days. We can book your accommodation, excursions and activities from Reykjavík. Visit some of Iceland’s most famous places: Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir, Blue Lagoon, even Jökulsárlón! There are also a lot of activities available: whale-watching, horse-back riding, snorkeling, snowmobiling, quad biking, lava cave exploration, ice climbing …The list goes on.



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