Fire and Fjords
- Trekking & Hiking
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Welcome to Iceland! Today you will land in Keflavik and transfer in to the city to catch your domestic flight up to Egilsstaðir. In the afternoon you will meet your guide and the rest of your group and have some time to explore the town.
This morning we transfer to the small port of Seyðisfjörður, nestled at the head of the fjord with the same name. This is the end of the road and the start of our trek. We pass through grazing meadows and scenery typical of the arctic regions. Climbing our first pass and crossing several fords, we make our way towards the isolated Loðmundarfjörður fjord where our first refuge is waiting for us. This peaceful area is home to many eiders who come to nest here, close to the peat bogs, in the summer months.
Today we continue heading North, following the fjord to begin with until we reach a number of old farms, abandoned in the 1950s. We begin climbing up into multi coloured rhyolite mountains as we head forthe summit of Neshals. From the top the views of
the fjords and surrounding mountains are spectacular. We descend over moorland to the Bay of Husavik where we find our refuge for the night.
Our journey continues through incredible rhyolite mountains up to the Mosdalur Plateau and the imposing peak of Hvítserkur. The landscape here is unlike any other, a striking mix of pastel colours and a definite highlight of the trek. We descend again to the Bay of Breiðavik, an amazing black sand beach surrounded by towering cliffs. Here on the coast we find our refuge for the night.
This is our final day of exploring this incredible coastal region before we find ourselves back in civilization, or at least within reach of a main road again. We climb out of the Bay of Breiðavik and find ourselves in a multi coloured, lunar landscape over looking the ocean. We descend into the fjord of Borgarfjörður Eystri to reach a small fishing port where seals and puffins await you on the rocks. A perfect end to our crossing from Husavik. We stay in a hostel in the small village of Bakkagerði.
The Dyrfjöll peaks are clearly visible from Bakkagerði, and a short transfer this morning takes us to the foot of the mountains. Rising 1136m above the ocean, Dyrfjöll is an impressive sight and a tough climb. It takes its name from its most obvious feature, a huge gap in the mountain wall that looks like some kind of enormous entrance. Dyr translates as “door”. The upper reaches of the peaks provide steep rocky ridge lines and patches of snow all year round. Care is needed to move safely on the technical ground. In the afternoon we return to our hostel in Bakkagerði.
In the morning we transfer to the airport for our return flight to Reykjavik. On arrival back in the capital city we drop our luggage at our accommodation and have the rest of the day to explore the city at leisure. You may like to visit one of the many Museums and try out a local Restaurant.
Transfer to the airport and flight home.
This trek is of moderate difficulty. You
will be required to walk continuously for 6 days, possibly in very cold and wet
weather. The maximum ascent and descent in a single day is 800m. Your large
luggage will be transported by 4x4 vehicle and you will be required to help
with the loading and unloading of gear. You will need to be in good physical
condition with recent experience of walking in mountainous terrain for several
days in a row.
If you have any questions about your
suitability or how to prepare for this trip please do not hesitate to contact
trip is full board while trekking. We are proud of the varied, fresh and
frankly delicious food we provide on our camping trips. Meals are produced with
a selection of local products and you will have the opportunity to
try Icelandic delicacies such as skyr, smoked salmon and leg of lamb.
day will start with a hearty breakfast accompanied by plenty of tea and
coffee. Between us, we will prepare and carry a picnic lunch for the day
including salad, sandwiches, fruit and cakes among other options. Each three
course evening meal includes meat, fish and vegetables. We offer fresh fruit
and vegetables everyday. Your
help in the kitchen is much appreciated, particularly in
the evenings. We like the whole group to work as a team to cook dinner, it
creates a pleasant atmosphere as we reflect on the days adventures
is very expensive in Iceland and you can only buy beer which is stronger than
2.25% in state run liquor stores. If you
want to enjoy an evening drink after your days adventures, we recommend
buying Duty Free alcohol in the airport. The tap water in Iceland is
of a very high quality.
let us know about any dietary requirements when you book your trip, we will
work with you to cater for your needs.
In Reykjavik we stay in guesthouse or
hostel accommodation in dormitories of between 4 and 10 people with shared
Whilst trekking we will stay in either
refuges or hostels in dormitories of between 4 and 12 people with shared
bathroom facilities. The accommodation
is simple and rustic but the locations are exceptional!
You will need your own sleeping bag every
night as bedding is not provided at any location. All accommodation will have
heating, hot showers, toilets and an equipped kitchen. Please be aware that hot
showers may not always be free of charge.
The local currency in Iceland is the
Icelandic Krona (ISK). For the most up to date exchange rate please visit www.xe.com.
For meals in Reykjavik you should budget
2500 – 5600 Krona.
Although the custom is not widespread in
Iceland, if you are satisfied with the services of your guide, tipping is
always appreciated. It is not obligatory and should be left to the discretion
of each individual.
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