Event date31 August 2016
A stunning journey through the wilds of Iceland, trekking across lava and snow fields, wading up glacier rivers, hiking past hot springs, swimming in volcanic lakes and exploring incredible Thorsmork valley. Our trek takes us deep into Iceland where volcanoes and mountains tower over us, glaciers and waterfalls carve out the landscape whilst geysers and hot springs bubble up from far beneath our feet.
This five day journey into the heart of Iceland is a truly memorable experience. We begin by trekking across lava and snow fields as we head for the hot spring of Storihver. From here, we cross fields of glistening black obsidian rock with stunning views across Hrafntinnusker and we swim in the huge volcanic lake of Alftavatn, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. We get up close and personal with glaciers as we wade through their ice-cold streams before trekking along deep gorges and over desert-like passes.
Together, we hike through valleys and cross rivers with rope bridges as we make our way towards the valley of Thorsmork, one of Iceland’s most stunning areas. Thorsmork is surrounded by towering mountains and giant glaciers which shelter it from the winds, encouraging flora and fauna to thrive. Raging rivers, stunning waterfalls and craggy peaks all make this an incredible, wild hiking experience. At the end of our trip we have the chance to explore Reykjavik and visit the famous Blue Lagoon with its mineral-rich, geothermal seawater. As a group, we spend our last night in Reykjavik celebrating our incredible journey with a dinner and party, Iceland-style!
This fully-inclusive adventure to Iceland will begin as soon as you register! You will receive a challenge pack including a training guide, kit list and discounts for all the essentials you will need and a fundraising pack to help you meet your targets.
AT A GLANCE Activity: Trekking Location: Landmannalaugar, Iceland Duration: 5 days / 3 days Trekking Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 53 km BRIEF ITINERARY Day 1 – Depart London Day 2 – Landmannalaugar Day 3 – Álaftavatn Day 4 – Emstrur Day 5 – Reykjavik.