Slow travel in Iceland

Geothermal paradise, 3 day

25.000 Kr.138.000 Kr.

Do you want to hike unmarket paths – off the beaten track – with the locals?
A travel through multi-coloured mountains; some of the most important geothermal sites in the world

July 11th 2017
(possible second date August 9th) 

Guides: Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir
& Margrét Blöndal

available as a 5-day tour

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vehicle-assisted hike, overnight in huts, full board, yoga 

A trip to one of the most important geothermal sites in the world: the area around Torfajökull glacier. This is one of the most popular outdoor havens in Iceland, but the areas we will explore are off the beaten track and not known to many. Locals are getting interested in the area, normally around half of the group is Icelandic.
Among the areas to be visited: Reykjadalur (Smoke Valley), Hrafntinnusker  (Obsidian Reef rich in magnificent obsidian rock), and the Háserðingur mountain peak.
We put huge emphasis on good local food and offer our guests traditional Icelandic dishes. For breakfast organic porridge from Icelandic barley, delicious delicacies on the road and meals from high quality raw materials.

Price: 138.000 ISK

Included:

  • Pick up at lodgings
  • Transfer into the highland
  • Guided tour in English, German or French (two guides)
  • Full meals (high quality organic food)
  • Yoga morning stretches (optional)
  • Overnight in hut
  • Transportation of luggage
  • Cooking service

“This is a retreat in the wilderness which the notorious outlaw Eyvindur of the fells and his wife Halla found a place to hide in the 18th century. It is believed that they lived as outlaws in the highlands for 20 years”

Group size: 8 – 16
Difficulty:
Good physical conditions desirable

Day 1: Participants will be picked up from their lodgings around 7:30 a.m. on the date of departure. We will take the route up Hellisheiði heath, into the Torfajökull lava landscape where we jump off to start the walk. We hike amongst incredible lava formations in the region of Mt.Laufafell. Further we go along river Markárfljót to our nice cabin in Reykjadalur, Steamy-Valley where we spent the next two nights.

Day 2:  We will spend the day exploring the magnificent off the beaten track geothermal site around Hrafntinnusker (Obsidian Reef). If skies are clear, a unique view over most of the glaciers in Iceland.

Day 3: We cross another geo-thermal area, the dark edge of Svartikambur. The hike leads us down to the sparkling green Dómadalur valley. Dinner in a hut at the feet of Mt. Loðmundur before driving back to civilization.

Equipment: Hiking boots, backpack (30-40 L), sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner (optional), water bottle, thermos, sandals or neoprene socks to cross rivers.

Cloths: Trousers and jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable if possible (Gore-Tex f.ex), thermal underwear (wool, silk or synthetic), trousers (wind resistant), sweater (wool or fleece), gloves (wool or synthetic), hat (wool or synthetic), 3-4 pairs of socks (wool or synthetic), swimsuit.

Other gear: Toothbrush, sunglasses, sun hat, towel, pocket knife, lamp.