Iceland Hiking At The End Of The World

Iceland Hiking At The End Of The World

Iceland Hiking At The End Of The World through the magnificent landscapes of mountains and small bays of the North East is a unique experience. The mountains come in all shapes and sizes and the variety of colours is stunning; everything from the black sands of the beaches to the pinkish orange hues of the mountain ridges. The closeness to the ocean sets its mark on this tour. Each day we follow old trails between isolated coves and fjords over colorful hills and down green valleys to the sea and the drone of the North Atlantic Ocean. This combination of mountains and ocean is what makes this trek a unique one; another advantage is the milder climate that can be expected at this low altitude. The area remained populated until the early seventies and abandoned farms and ancient farmsteads set their mark on the surroundings, however, sheep may be the only living thing connecting us to those former times. Accommodation in well equipped and comfortable huts.

Trip Type: Guided Trekking holiday
Accommodation: Guest-house in Reykjavik. Mountain huts on walk.
Duration: 8 Days (05 Days walking)
Distance: 75 km. (45 miles)
Walking per Day:: 5-8 hours
Altitude: 20-800 m. (65-2625 feet)
Ascent: Maximum 600 m. (1970 feet)
Groups: 6 to 16 participants.
Getting there: Direct flight with WOW airlines from Dublin to Reykjavík
Difficulty level: Challenging: 3/5
Suites those that are physically active and have some background in basic traveling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6-7 hrs walks per day.

Day 1: Reykjavík – Egilsstaðir – Borgarfjörður Eystri
We meet at the domestic airport in Egilsstaðir at 8:30, where those who came the land way, meet those who come by air from Reykjavík (depart from Reykjavík domestic airport at 7:30).Transfer towards Borgarfjörður Eystri, about 90 km (56 mi). Shortly before starting the climb over the pass to Borgarfjörður we get off the bus and start the day´s hike. The path leads to Stórurð, a little oasis hidden below the magnificent Dyrfjöll mountain range. There in amazing scenery will be the setting for our lunch. We then continue our hike and make our way up along the northern side of the mountains, below stunning cliffs, before heading down towards the little village of Bakkagerði. After dinner it is ideal to wander around this little village.
Distance: 18km (11mi)                       Walking time: 6-8 hrs                     Ascent/Descent: 600m (1970′)/800m (2625′)

Day 2: Borgarfjörður Eystri – Brúnavík – Breiðavík
Today the path leads us over a pass and down into the inlet of Brúnavík. Here we can enjoy the waves of the North Atlantic for a while before heading up into the valley and over the magnificent pass of Súluskarð where the colors of the adjacent hills and mountaintops provide a colorful feast for the eyes. From Súluskarð we head down into Kjólsvík inlet and from there over the low pass of Kjólsvíkurvarp down into Breiðavík inlet, the biggest one of these deserted inlets.
Distance: 14km (9mi)                         Walking time: 7-9 hrs                     Ascent/Descent: 400m  (1315′)/400m (1315′)

Day 3: Breiðavík – Húsavík
We leave the colorful valley of Breiðavík and hike over the mountains, our destination the inlet of Húsavík. If weather permits we will climb the mountain Hvítserkur, one of the most amazing and colorful mountains of Iceland before descending into the narrow valley leading to the hut at Húsavík. A delightful evening walk down to the beach, to visit the quaint little church that was in full service until the early seventies is possible after dinner.
Distance: 13km (8mi)                         Walking time: 5-7 hrs                     Ascent/Descent: 550m (1800′)/500m (1640′)

Day 4: Húsavík – Loðmundarfjörður
Today we continue to the valley of Loðmundarfjörður fiord. This impressive valley was home to close to a hundred people at the turn of the 20th century due to rich farmlands and accessible fishing grounds. The surrounding mountains add certain magnificence to the scene and the hike leads us through the massive Loðmundarskriður, formed thousands of years ago when the adjacent mountain literally burst forth. The hut where we spend the night is at the bottom of the fjord close to an old church.
Distance: 15km (9 mi)                        Walking time: 5-7 hrs                        Ascent/Descent: 600m (1970′)/600m (1970′)

Day 5: Loðmundarfjörður – Seyðisfjörður
The last day of our hike takes us along the old path over Hjálmárdalsheiði, which over the centuries used to be the main thoroughfare between the Loðmundarfjörður farmlands and the Seyðisfjörður harbor and trading post. As we ascend, the mountaintops of the southern fiords come into sight and once we get to the pass of Hall, the fiord of Seyðisfjörður is in full view, very different from the fiords and inlets we have left behind. Descending into Seyðisfjörður we enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of this long and narrow fiord surrounded by majestic mountains. Once we get down to the main road we get onto the bus that takes us back to Egilsstaðir where we arrive in time for the late afternoon flight to Reykjavík.
Distance: 15km (9mi)                         Walking time: 5-7 hrs                        Ascent/Descent: 600m (1970′)/600m (1970′)

Tour Dates Price per person Pre & Post trek guest house accommodation in Reykjavik
03.07 – 07.07.2017 €1429 Quoted at time of enquiry.
12.07 – 16.07.2017 €1429 Quoted at time of enquiry.
17.07 – 21.07.2017 €1429 Quoted at time of enquiry.
26.07 – 30.07.2017 €1429 Quoted at time of enquiry.
31.07 – 04.08.2017 €1429 Quoted at time of enquiry.
09.08 – 13.08.2017 €1429 Quoted at time of enquiry.
14.08 – 18.08.2017 €1429 Quoted at time of enquiry.
21.08 – 25.08.2017 €1429 Quoted at time of enquiry.
30.08 – 03.09.2017 €1429 Quoted at time of enquiry.

Included:

Guide for 5 days, transportation in the Eastern Fjords, food for 5 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5), sleeping bag accommodation (hostel and mountain huts), cooking gear and transfer of luggage (domestic flights between Reykjavík and Egilsstaðir are optional). See dates & prices

Extras

  • Pre and post trek accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Double room in a guesthouse in Reykjavík, w. shared facilities, one night before and one night after the trip, pick up and drop off – 29.900 ISK pr. person
  • Double room in a three-star hotel in Reykjavík, one night before and one night after the trip, pick up and drop off – 37.000 ISK pr. person
  • Single room in a guesthouse in Reykjavík, w. shared facilities, one night before and one night after the trip,
  • Pick up and drop off – 44.600 ISK
  • Single room in a three-star hotel in Reykjavík, one night before and one night after the trip, pick up and drop off – 60.000 ISK
  • Flights (Reykjavík-Egilsstaðir, Egilstaðir- Reykjavík) – 40.000 ISK
  • Pick up/drop off from/to accommodation at the beginning/end of the tour – 5.000 ISK

Your Accommodation

Where you rest your head after an active day is hugely important to us. We go to great lengths to find properties that are unique expressions of the region you are travelling through. Think of them as the charming and intimate garnish atop your trip. 

Whether nestled in the heart of a village or lost in the countryside and surrounded by nature, all accommodations are chosen using a strict criteria of comforthospitality, and authentic charm. We like to use locally run independent small hotels, guest houses and B&Bs instead of the larger “chain” hotels.  All of them are hand-picked, visited, and re-visited by our local partners. On most of our holidays you will be staying in different hotels and their  uniqueness and individual character only adds to the enjoyment of your holiday. You will also benifit with knowledge that your trip is contributing to local economies, and supporting local family run businesses.

You will be welcomed in a double or twin room (2 beds) – based on double occupancy.
All of our rooms have private bathrooms.
Individual rooms are possible upon request when you book; they are subject to availability and incur a supplemental fee.
For biking trips, all of our inns have a safe place to keep bicycles for the night

Flights are not included in the price. Adventure Holidays do not book flights. We will  advise you on best times, dates and airfares to book.

From Price pp

€1,429

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