Trekking Eastern Iceland

Prices start from :
£2019
Travel Start Date : 
July 31, 2022
Travel End Date : 
July 7, 2022
Star Rating : 
1
Board Basis :
As per Itinerary
Duration :
6 Nights
Book by :
May 15, 2021
Includes:

Return flights from London Heathrow
Airport taxes
7 nights accommodation as per Itinerary
Pre and Post hotel nights

Detailed Itinerary :

Highlights: Egilsstaðir - Borgarfjörður - Vatnskarð - Geldingafjall - Njarðvík - Fljótsdalshérað valley - Mývatn lake - Dettifoss waterfall

Deposit: £400pp

What's Included
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Borgarfjörður eystri Village Walk and Valley Hike. Stórurð Hike. Dettifoss Waterfall Visit. Leirhnjúkur Lava Fields Hike. Visit Hverir and Myvatn Geothermal sites. Moors and Breiðavík area Hike. Borgarfjörður Harbour Visit. Brúnavík area Hike. Seyðisfjörður Village Walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

In Iceland, we use small hotels, guest houses, and inns. They are comfortable and clean but do not have many amenities. On occasion in remote areas or in order to stay somewhere unique and character-filled, we will have multi-share accommodations and/or shared facilities.

Meals Included
5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

Itinerary:
Day 1 Egilsstaðir/Borgarfjörður
Arrive at the Egilsstaðir airport in the morning and transfer to our local guest house, home for the next 5 nights. Visit the fishing village of Borgarfjörður eystri which offers a glimpse into daily life and enjoy lunch at a local fish soup restaurant. After, take a hike through Borgarfjörður valley following sheep trails up to Dimmidalur (the Dark Valley) and keep an eye out for the "hidden people" as we pass through legendary elf communities. This evening, settle in for a farm-to-table dinner prepared by our host.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 Borgarfjörður
Enjoy a full day of trekking. Drive to Vatnskarð pass and hike across Geldingafjall mountain for exceptional views over Njarðvík, Fljótsdalshérað valley, Héraðsflói bay and beyond. Continue down into Stórurð, with its enormous rocks crossed by a small river hiding turquoise-colored basins of icy water. Hike back and return to the guest house for a hearty dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Borgarfjörður
Enjoy an excursion to the stunning sites around Mývatn lake. Stop en route to visit Dettifoss waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. Then, hike in the smoking lava fields of Leirhnjúkur often compared to a martian landscape. From here, drive to Hverir, a geothermal wonder of bubbling mud and smoking steam. Continue to Mývatn Lake and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Take some free time here and opt to visit the geothermal nature bath. Return to the east Fjords for dinner at our guesthouse.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Borgarfjörður
Enjoy another day of hiking and exploration. Drive to Afrétt and begin the hike across the moors through Urðarhólavatn, Gæsavötn, and Víknaheiði. Continue to Breiðavík inlet with its golden sand beaches and high cliffs where we break for a lunch stop. After, hike to Gagnheiði ridge which offers a stunning panoramic view of the mountains. Walk back to the guesthouse.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Borgarfjörður
Start at Borgarfjörður harbor to view the puffins and sea birds nesting there, when in season. From here, hike up from the coast across green mountain screes to Brúnavík pass then down to Brúnavík inlet. Walk across the black sand beach and take a break in this serene spot. Continue the hike over Hofstrandarskarð pass, and alongside the colorful Helgárgil canyon. Enjoy our last home-cooked dinner at the guesthouse.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Borgarfjörður/Egilsstaðir
Drive to historic Seyðisfjörður fishing Village for a walk around what is considered one of the most picturesque towns in Iceland. After, drive to one last waterfall before transfer to the airport where the tour ends.
Meals included: Breakfast

Excludes: 

All items not listed

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