Iceland Walking Explorer Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group
Destinations:
Iceland, Europe
Programmes:
Walking & Trekking
Trip Code:
TSF
Activity Rating - Moderate
Moderate

You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

14 Days Flight Inclusive
14 Days Land only
Min age: 16

Trip Overview

This full-circuit trekking itinerary includes five of the best walking areas in Iceland. We start in Thorsmork Valley exploring the new craters from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, before heading to Vatjanjoukull National Park, home of the huge Vatnajokull Ice Cap. We also trek the mountains of the East Fjords and the lunar-like Lake Myvatn landscape of pseudo craters, lava fields and plentiful hot springs. Finally, we move to Kerlingarfjoll Volcano in the central highlands and within sight of the massive Hofsjokull Ice Cap. Our experienced guides take us on some of the most spectacular hiking trails to really explore this unforgettable country.

At a Glance

  • 10 nights fixed camping, 3 nights en suite hotel
  • 5 days and 2 half days walking
  • Full porterage
  • Low altitude throughout
  • Group normally 7 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • Transfer to meet any flight

Trip Highlights

  • A full circuit of the country combining all the major sites
  • See the new craters formed by the Eyjafjallajokull eruption
  • Well-equipped campsites, some next to hot springs or with hot tubs or showers
  • Flybus transfer to meet any flight

Is This Trip for You?

This trip is classified Level 3, Moderate.
Walks are of varying length and distance on this trip, interspersed with days spent driving and visiting some of the memorable sites in Iceland.
The two longest days are around 4-6 hours. Many days involve shorter walks in 2 or 3 different areas with a drive in between.
Much of the terrain in Iceland is rocky and without paths, although we keep the walking non-technical, there will be some areas of loose ground where you must concentrate to keep your footing. There are also some areas with steep drops which may not be suitable for vertigo sufferers.
Walks are subject to change in the event of adverse weather conditions.
While camping, members are expected to participate, including erecting and dismantling your own tent and helping the leader with some kitchen duties and the preparation of meals.
Due to the distance covered on this trip, there are a number of long drives, but these are broken up with stops at various sites of interest.
Main luggage is transported to each campsite by minibus, meaning you will only need to carry provisions for one day at a time, see the packing list for details of the daypack required.

Adult min age:
16
Min group size:
6
Max group size:
16

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Reykjavik
End City:
Reykjavik

Flight Inclusive

Start City:
London
End City:
London

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Reykjavik

    Iceland’s compact capital city is well worth exploring, and we strongly recommend a couple of extra days before or after your tour. Two of the most striking attractions are the Hallgrímskirkja Church; a fine example of expansionist architecture and the beautiful Harpa Concert Hall. The nearby old harbour is a great starting point to explore the narrow streets of the old town. Depending on your arrival time you may wish to visit one of the public thermal baths for your first taste of Icelandic culture. Our trip begins with a briefing at our start hotel at 1830. 

  • Day 2

    Drive to Thorsmork Valley via Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

    We spend two days in the spectacular Thorsmork area. Named after Thor, the God of Thunder, this area is dominated by mountains and glaciers. With the help of our rugged 4x4 minibus, we tackle some tough terrain to access some of the best hiking here. We drive to the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano via the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. On our journey we also see the Falljokull outlet glacier that bore the brunt of the flood caused by the eruption. As a testament to the changes caused in the area, the lagoon that once sat below the glacier was filled with ash and gravel carried down by the melting ice and is now a gravel slope. From here we continue to the sheltered birch forest in Godaland where we will camp for the next two nights.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 3

    Hike to the newly created craters and lava fields

    The Thorsmork Valley has been a popular trekking area for decades, however it now also offers a fantastic chance to see the effects of a recent volcanic eruption firsthand. From our camp we head out through the changing landscape, which alters the closer we get to the volcano itself. The dramatic views are topped by the new craters and lava fields created by the famous eruption of 2010. Please note there are some sections of this walk that are exposed on both sides, with some steep descents.


    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 13 km / 8 miles
  • Day 4

    Drive to Skaftafell via Skogafoss Waterfall and the Dyrholaey promontory

    Today's drive east along the south coast has plenty to distract us as we head for our glacier-side campsite in Skaftafell, part of the Vatnajokull National Park. We cross the great plain of southern Iceland towards the waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss and across the volcanic desert to the blustery cliffs of Cape Dyrholaey, the southernmost point in Iceland. The Dyrholaey headland is renowned for its precipitous cliffs teeming with birdlife (this area is closed to the public from 1st May to 25th June, during the nesting period).

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 15 km / 9 miles
  • Day 5

    Hike to summit of Kristinartindar for astounding views

    Today is a little tougher - a climb up the Kristinartindar Valley brings us to the pass between the two Kristinartindar peaks. From the pass we can take quite a steep but non-technical route to the top of the higher peak. This walk can take up to 8hrs. Views from the top are well worth the effort as we look out to Hvannadalshnukur - the highest mountain in Iceland, the huge ice-cap and the tumbling glaciers on both sides, with the raging North Atlantic Ocean in the distance.

    There will be the option to venture on the ice as part of a guided glacier walk, ice equipment, harnesses etc are provided. There may also be the opportunity to try ice climbing in the National Park, or take a tractor ride to Ingolfshofdi, an isolated headland where hundreds of thousands of seabirds, including Puffins, nest. Please bear in mind that due to time constraints, taking part in one of these optional activities will mean that you will not be able to take part in the walk to Kristinartindar.


    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 17 km / 10 miles
  • Day 6

    Travel to Bakkagerdi village, stopping at the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and Hofn

    We begin with the long drive from Skaftafell to the East Fjords. After around 45 mins we make our first stop, at the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where the water from the outlet glacier Breidamerkurjokull is carving huge icebergs that float in the cold waters of the lagoon. There are usually lumps of ice lying on the nearby black sand beach, making for some excellent photographic opportunities. Seals are occasional visitors to the 300-metre long river that runs from here to the sea. North of Hofn (Icelandic for 'harbour') we enter the Eastern Fjords, and once again see a significant change in landscape. The road winds from fjord to fjord, past cascading streams, farms and small fishing villages. We continue on through Alftafjordur (Swan-Fjord) where hundreds of swans come to seek food and shelter on a shallow lagoon in moulting season. After a short stop in Egilsstadir to pick up fresh supplies we drive to our camp in the small village of Bakkagerdi in the Borgarfjordur Eystri area.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 7

    Hike to Storurd in the Dyrfjoll mountains

    The Dyrfjoll Mountains are one of Iceland's most striking ranges. The word Dyrfjoll means 'Door Mountains' and comes from the 850-metre high pass - 'The Door' - that splits them. This area is littered with gigantic boulders that seem totally out of kilter with the local scenery. It is thought the boulders were carried here by a glacier which is now long since melted, leaving behind a unique landscape that is one of Iceland's true gems.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 15 km / 9 miles
  • Day 8

    Drive to Lake Myvatn via the mighty Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the Hverfjall Crater and Dimmuborgir Lava field

    From Borgarfjordur we head for Lake Myvatn, stopping en route at Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. We park nearby and walk down to the edge of the waterfall to experience this immense power for ourselves. Our journey then takes us on to Myvatn for a short walk in the lava fields and craters. We reach Dimmuborgir, a vast area of lava towers and natural arches. The most spectacular of them is 'the Church', a large vault resembling a church. Only a short distance from Dimmuborgir is Mt.Hverfjall, a huge circular crater with a depth of 140 metres and 1000 metres in diameter. It is one of the most beautiful craters in Iceland, one which erupted some 2500 years ago and covered the Myvatn area in tephra (fragments of volcanic rock). It is also thought to be one of the largest on the planet. We traverse Mt.Hverfjall, and a little further north is the rift crevasse Grjotagja with its crystal clear warm water.


    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 2 km / 1 miles
  • Day 9

    Full-day walk in volcanic Mt Krafla area

    We drive into the Krafla volcano area to explore the craters and lava from the eruptive period of 1975-1984. We hike into one of the craters and look at the strange textures of cooled magma splatters and rich colours of the mineral deposits. From the colourful Leirhnjukur hill we set course down to Lake Myvatn on foot and cross countless rift fissures and the lava falls Elda (Fire River) on an unforgettable hike. Back at Myvatn we have the chance to soak our muscles in one of the geothermal pools in an optional tour to the Nature Baths. This is a fabulous setting to enjoy traditional Icelandic relaxation (see optional costs below for prices).

    Total walk approx 12km.
    Basic Camping

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 12 km / 7 miles
  • Day 10

    Drive to Kerlingarfjoll; explore hot springs

    Today we will cover around 350km as we journey to Mt Kerlingarfjoll. The total journey time will be around 10 hours, though of this there is only around 5-6hours of driving. We make three stops en route, the first is Godafoss Waterfall – at 30m wide and 12m high this is an absolute must if visiting this part of the country. Our next stop is Akureyri, often called the capital of the north and the largest settlement outside Reykjavik. Here you have a few hours to explore. We then cross the Trollaskagi mountain range on the old Kjolur mountain route with huge icecaps to both the east and west. From Hveravellir it takes about an hour to drive up to Mt.Kerlingarfjoll, usually arriving in the early evening, where we set up camp on the lower flanks of this old volcano.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 11

    Full-day walk in the Kerlingarfjoll Mountains

    A full day of hiking in Kerlingarfjoll Mountains. Kerlingarfjoll is an extinct volcano that still holds enormous heat and in Hveradalur (Hot Spring Valley) we see the result of thousands of years of geothermal activity and glacial erosion. The combination of boiling colourful mud pits, pure yellow sulphur and snow is extraordinary. Mt.Kerlingarfjoll is capped with its own small glacier. If visibility is good we set out to hike up to the 1400m high Mt.Snaekollur.


    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 11 km / 6 miles
  • Day 12

    Visit Gullfoss Waterfall, waterspouts at Geysir and historic Thingvellir; continue to Reykjavik

    We drive south over the Kjolur Highland and down to Gullfoss Waterfall. Again we have the opportunity to go out to the very edge of the falls and witness it cascade into the Hvitargljufur Canyon. A little further west is Geysir geothermal area with the original Geysir after which other similar 'eruptive springs' elsewhere are named. The most reliable eruption comes every 5-10 minutes from one called 'Strokkur'; the 30-metre jet of water and steam is impressive.

    Our final visit is to Thingvellir National Park, the old site of the first Icelandic parliament. This area became Iceland's first National Park in 1928 and World Heritage Area in 2004, it sits right on top of a major fault line. The area abounds with waterfalls, immense fissures and the largest lake in the country. At the end of the day we return to Reykjavik.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 13

    Free day in Reykjavik

    A free day in the capital with plenty of options for activities and relaxation. Whale-watching, horse-riding and even sea kayaking are options for the active. Those wanting a little time to themselves can explore the small city centre, or relax in one of Reykjavik's many public outdoor swimming pools - geothermally heated of course! These are a key part of Icelandic culture and well worth a visit. The most famous geothermal pool is the Blue Lagoon (30 mins drive from Reykjavik), and this can be visited as part of an organised excursion.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 14

    End Reykjavik.

    Early transfer to the airport for the flight to London.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

All ascents, descents and distances listed above have been measured by our local partners or tour leaders. Please note that different GPS measuring devices can give differing results dependent on the barometric pressures at the time. Measurements stated throughout these trips notes are given to help you understand the types of terrain and distances you will encounter.

Accommodation

Camping & Hotel

The first and last two nights are spent in Reykjavik. Here we usually use Hotel Cabin or Klettur both offering comfortable rooms with en suite facilities. The hotel is approximately 800m from the city centre. As hotel availability in Reykjavik can be scarce during the summer due to strong demand, we may occasionally use an alternative hotel of the same standard.
When camping we usually stay at organised campsites, with good facilities and showers are available for a small fee (about £2) at some, included at others. Some also have a launderette service or facilities for washing clothes.
We use spacious two-person tents with sewn-in groundsheets and separate flysheets are supplied. We provide a dining tent with a table, campstools, and LED lamps. Please note that some campsites in Iceland cannot be pre-booked, and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Occasionally in busy periods we may use campsites different to those outlined in the itinerary.

Single accommodation, including a single tent, is available on request.

Where a single supplement is available, paying for a single only guarantees a room for single use. It does not always mean a twin or double room will be provided for sole occupancy.

Single supplement from £450.00

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

13 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 10 dinners are included.
Typical Meals when camping:
Breakfast: fresh fruit; yoghurt; porridge; muesli; bread; jam; tea/coffee.
Lunch: bread and soup; cheese; tuna; biscuits.
Evening meal: A combination of the following: meat (including Icelandic specialities such as smoked lamb), fish, pasta, beans, noodles, vegetables, and hot drinks. We will also have a few bars of chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits and some sweets to sustain us on the walks. Those who prefer evening drinks are advised to buy them in the duty-free in Keflavik airport on arrival.
Dietary requirements - vegetarians can be catered for, please advise at time of booking. As this is predominantly a camping trip, there is limited flexibility whilst in camp. If you have specific dietary requirements please ask at time of booking to allow us to check with our local partners. Unfortunately, due to the remoteness of some locations, we are unable to cater for vegans.

Transportation

We use a comfortable van or bus, ruggedly built to Icelandic standards and able to cope with most types of terrain, including fording glacial rivers. Airport transfers are on the Flybus Service.

Weather & Seasonality

When to go

Iceland is on the northern edge of the temperate zone, meaning it has cool summers. Daytime temperatures in the summer months can be anything from 10 to 20degC, though in 2008 they reached 25 and could equally drop close to 0. As we are in a mountain area you must be prepared for some days of poor weather with strong winds and rain, but usually the weather is quite pleasant, though cool. There is constant daylight, but not midnight sun, in May, June and July.

Weather Charts

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 15 days

The group flight from London is a daytime flight departing on Day 1 of the itinerary.

 

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of Iceland air (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.

 

Travelling land only: 15 days starting and ending in Reykjavik

We offer a transfer to meet any international flight arriving into Keflavik Airport. All clients will receive a voucher for a Flybus transfer to the start hotel. Flybus offer coach transfers to meet every flight and makes stops at various city hotels including our start hotel. You will receive further details in your Final Joining Instructions.

Regional Flights

The Flight Inclusive price is based on a London departure, but we are happy to tailor this to your local or regional airport. Please ask about flights from local or regional airports.

If booking regional flights other than with Exodus, you must allow a minimum connecting time (in addition to the international check-in time) of 1 hour at Gatwick, and 1.5 hours at Heathrow; this is longer than the official minimum, but baggage handling is known to be subject to delays.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Location start:
Reykjavik
Location end:
Reykjavik

What to Take

Essential Equipment

3 seasons sleeping bag
Sleeping mat - Thermorest or similar
Warm jacket
Waterproofs - jacket, trousers
Walking boots
Day pack, 25-45l- main luggage is transported by minibus
Swimwear
Towel
Rubber shoes may be useful for the river crossings
Water bottle
Torch (August and September departures).
Mosquito/midge repellent. This is only really an issue at Lake Myvatn, where midges are common. Headnets can be bought in Iceland for about £5 pounds and are recommended.

We believe in reducing our negative environmental impacts wherever possible, this goes for when you need to spend a penny in the great outdoors! If no facilities are available there may come a time when you need to go to the loo behind a tree/bush/rock. To avoid leaving toilet paper behind we recommend taking biodegradable dog poo/sandwich bags with you. Once you have done your business you can pop the used toilet roll in here and take it off the mountain or trail at the end of the day and dispose of it when there are appropriate facilities available.

Optional Equipment

Eye Mask

Ear plugs

Walking Poles

 

Reading List

Iceland: Rother Walking Guide - Handle/Schiesl ISBN 3763348026.
Map(s) The Rough Guide Map Iceland - Rough Guides Ltd, ISBN 1843533103

Practical Information

Passport

Iceland

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Visa

Iceland

No visa required for British passport holders.

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Vaccination

Iceland

There are no specific health risks.

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

Local Time

Iceland's Timezone:
Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT (GMT +00:00)

Electricity

Iceland's Electricity:

230 Volts. Plug types C & F; establishments often take two round pin plugs.

You can charge batteries at many of the campsites on this trip.You will need a standard European adapter for Icelandic sockets

Money

Iceland's Currency

The national currency of Iceland is the Iceland Krona (ISK), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (January 2019) of approximately 156 to the GBP,  121 to the USD, 91 to the CAD, 138 to the EUR, 87 to the AUD and 82 to the NZD.

ATM Availability

There are ATMs in Reykjavik and in the small settlements such as Hella, Vik, and Kirkjubaejarklaustur. Visa and Mastercards are widely accepted.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

We recommend you allow for the following extra expenses.
Allow £60 to £90 for the two dinners not included, in Reykjavik. Unfortunately Iceland is very expensive for eating out. For small snacks and drink stops en-route allow about £45 in total.

Optional Excursions

Although we provide a full programme of walks, there are several opportunities for optional activities and excursions, which can be arranged locally. Approximate prices and duration are below: 

Day 3 or 4: Glacier walk with crampons and ice axe at Skaftafell - £30 for 2 hours, £52 for 4-5 hours.
Ascent of Mt Hvannadalshnukur - £115 for full day.
Ice climbing - £50 for 3 hours.
Tractor ride to Ingolfshofdi - £20 for 2-3 hours.
Day 7: Whale watching from Husavik - £35 for 3 hours.
Day 8: Nature bath at Myvatn - £10 for 1-2 hours.
Day 12. Steam bath at Laugarvatn - £3-5 for 1-2 hours.
Activities in Reykjavik:
Riding the unique Iceland horse - £40 for 3 hours. Transfers from guesthouse included.
Horse riding and trip to the Blue Lagoon - £55 for 6-7 hours. Transfers from guesthouse included.
Whale watching from Reykjavik harbour - £35 for 3 hours.
Entrance to Blue Lagoon - £15 for 1-2 hours. Transfers not included, but can be arranged locally.

Tipping

Our staff are paid fairly for their work, however should you feel you wish to tip the leader and/or driver this is of course entirely at your discretion. Icelanders do not expect a tip, and as such advice on an amount is not always forthcoming, so as a guide you could consider £2 per day.

Responsible Tourism

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Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here… 

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Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 16 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

In an emergency, please contact our 24 hour out of hours service on +44 (0) 844 326 7041.

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Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

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TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.