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Hiking Iceland's Eastern Fjords

Trip Length 10 days

From $5,995

  • Join the only North American operator to trek in the eastern fjords—a raw, remote, and remarkable place!
  • Hike the famed Víknaslódir Trail, where you’ll be overwhelmed by the beauty of mountains, lava fields, glaciers, icebergs, and magnificent waterfalls
  • Contemplate black-sand beaches and experience the country's geothermal wonders, including the famous Blue Lagoon

Iceland is one of the most magical places on Earth, where one can experience lava fields, gigantic glaciers, waterfalls, snowcapped peaks, remote sandy beaches, and an array of geothermal spectacles all on the same trip! On this 10-day hiking adventure to the eastern fjords, you'll follow the Víknaslódir Trail, one of National Geographic Adventure’s “25 Most Beautiful Treks in the World.” Along the way, you’ll hike in the foothills of volcanic mountains, cruise among black and blue icebergs, take a scenic flight over the highlands, and experience scenic verdant fjords. Enjoy the remoteness of simple hiking huts and the luxuries of comfortable modern hotels. Begin and end your trip with two free afternoons in Iceland's cosmopolitan coastal capital, Reykjavík, and complete your journey with an utterly relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon—Iceland's famed geothermal spa! This is the perfect way to experience Iceland.

Day 1: Arrival in Iceland

Arrive in Reykjavík’s Keflavik International Airport (KEF) between 6:00 6:30 a.m. Your trip leader will meet you outside of the customs and immigration area at the airport, and transfer with you to your hotel in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is yours to relax and explore the charming village of Reykjavik. Tonight there will be a welcome dinner with the rest of the group.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Center Hotels Plaza OR Center Hotel Arnarhvoll

Day 2: Reykjavík – Egilsstadir – Lodmundarfjördur

After breakfast, we’ll transfer to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport (RKV) for an awe-inspiring flight over the Icelandic highlands to Egilsstadir in eastern Iceland, departing at 9:15 a.m.

Our 60-minute flight includes spectacular views of Mount Hekla, the Vatnajökull ice cap, and Mount Askja. From Egilsstadir we’ll drive to the deep fjord harboring the coastal village of Seydisfjördur, where we begin our hike. We’ll hike over impressive green mountains and plateaus down to Lodmundarfjördur, which was, for many years, one of the most isolated and inaccessible communities in Iceland (it’s now uninhabited). Our luggage will be delivered here for us by four-wheel-drive vehicle. (5 6 hours hiking ~ 8 miles ~ 1,800' elevation gain/loss)

Tonight’s accommodations are in the Loðmundarfjörður Mountain Hut. At this hut there are 33 sleeping spaces in bunk beds. There will be some participation requested, setting tables and rinsing dishes. You should bring your own sleeping bag for this night. It will be transported for you each day. (Sleeping bags can also be rented from our partners in Iceland on request. Please make this request in advance.)

A note about the accommodations on these first three nights: Most people enjoy the experience of Icelandic huts. However, Iceland’s wilderness huts are basic and communal, and we might share the hut with other hikers. The huts are also well known for being clean and comfortable, and rather charming. The huts are heated with wood burning stoves. Comforts include a gas stove for cooking, modern flush toilets, and a shower (your guides will pay the small fee for you). If shared sleeping quarters are not your thing, you do have the option to camp nearby if you prefer. We’ll supply tents and comfortable Thermorest sleeping pads. As we do not have porters on this trip, campers must set up and take down their own tents, and also assist with setting tables and rinsing dishes.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Loðmundarfjörður Hut

Day 3: Lodmundarfjördur – Húsavík

We’ll take a morning walk to the old chapel at the foot of the beautiful fjord, then along the north seashore of Lodmundarfjördur and down to Húsavík (House Bay). Loðmundarfjorður fjord is an impressive valley that was once home to a hundred people at the turn of the 20th century, thanks to rich farmlands and accessible fishing grounds. The surrounding mountains add a unique magnificence to the scene. Our hike leads us through the massive Loðmundarskriður, formed thousands of years ago when the adjacent mountain literally burst forth. (4 5 hours hiking ~ 8.5 miles ~ 1,400' elevation gain/loss)

Tonight’s accommodations are in the Húsavík Mountain Hut. At this hut, there are 33 twin mattresses in bunk beds, and a coin operated shower.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Húsavík Mountain Hut

Day 4: Húsavík – Breidavík

We’ll walk from Húsavík to Breidavík over an impressive pass at the foot of 1,200-foot Mount Hvitserkur—an odd formation of white rhyolite with basalt intrusions. We’ll descend toward Breidavík (Wide Bay), a wonderful place with coastal marsh, black sandy beaches, and scattered Siberian driftwood. Curious seals often come around to observe us!

Tonight’s accommodations are in the Breidavík Mountain Hut. At this hut there are 33 twin mattresses in bunk beds, and no showers. (4 5 hours hiking ~ 8.5 miles ~ 2 passes of 1,000' and 1,500' each)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Breiðavík Mountain Hut

Day 5: Breidavík – Bakkagerdi

From Breidavík we’ll continue our hike across the massive pastel rhyolite mountains that, depending on the way the sun catches them, turn from pink to blue to ochre. We’ll continue, via Brúnavík (Brown Bay), downhill to Borgarfjördur Eystri, a small picturesque inlet that faces the open sea. Its shores are dotted with charming, small houses.

Tonight’s accommodations are at a simple, friendly little guesthouse, with 6 guestrooms, each housing 2-6 bunk beds. There are shared bathroom facilities. You will need your sleeping bag on this night. (6 hours hiking, 8-10 miles, 2 passes of 1,000', 1 pass of 1,300')
 

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Blábjörg

Day 6: Dyrfjöll Mountains – Lake Lagarfljót

Today we’ll hike in the Dyrfjöll Mountains, a nice complement to the Borgarfjördur fjord. We’ll have a short transfer to our trailhead just below the majestic faces of the Dyrfjöll cliffs, reaching the Stórud (Big Rocky Ground), an enormous chaos of large boulders intersected by a glacial river. Between the gloomy rocks rest calm, turquoise basins of icy water surrounded by vivid green grasses. After enjoying the wonders of this spectacular setting, we’ll continue our hike along the foothills of the mountains, meeting up with our bus that will take us to Lake Lagarfljót and to the Hotel Hallormsstadur for our overnight.

Tonight’s accommodations are at the modern Hotel Hallormsstadur. Here you will have private guestrooms and bathroom facilities, as well as WiFi internet access! You will not need your sleeping bag on this night. (6 hours hiking ~ 8.5 miles ~ 2 passes of 300' and 1,000' each)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hótel Hallormsstaður

Day 7: Lake Lagarfljót – Djúpivogur – and Beyond

From Lake Lagarfljót we’ll have a short transfer to the Hengifoss Waterfall, where we'll enjoy a short walk and picnic lunch before continuing south again.

From Hérað we drive over the Öxi pass down to Berufjörður fjord stopping shortly at the village of Djúpivogur for a short walk along this picturesque harbor before continuing west past the wide bays of Hamarsfjörður and Álftafjörður and the Lónsvík lagoon. The Lónsvík Lagoon is a gathering place for thousands of wild immature swans. Just 540 miles west of Scotland, the lagoon is a destination for many migratory birds.

After our walk, we'll continue on past the Lon Bays to our country inn. Today’s drive passes the Cape of Whales and the imposing glacial masses as the Vatnajökull ice cap flows down from the mountains. (2 hours hiking ~ 3 miles ~ 100’ ascent.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Höfn

Day 8: Jökulsárlón Lagoon – Skaftafell National Park (aka Vatnajökull National Park)

Today we’ll drive along the south coast enjoying views of the immense Öræfajökull glacier as it crawls across black sand, dominating the Jökulsárlón lagoon, where a multitude of black and blue icebergs float. We’ll enjoy a 30-minute cruise out among the icebergs. Continuing westward, we’ll round the Öræfajökull glacier where the corner of the Ingófshöfði headlands is visible as it rises from the uncertain edge of sand and sea like a fata morgana. We’ll arrive in the Skaftafell National Park and the location of our walk today. Our short hike takes us to Svartifoss (The Black Waterfall), one of the most renowned waterfalls of Iceland, despite its small volume of water. The narrow strand of water framed with dark and long basaltic columns in the horse shoe shaped gorge is very impressive. Continuing west again, we’ll come to the endless Eldhraun lava field, covered with thick carpets of silvery moss. We’ll finish at our accommodation just outside of Vik. (1 hour easy hiking)

NOTE: Hikes may vary on this day, depending on weather, and the desires of the group. There are many options for very memorable hikes on this day!

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Katla

Day 9: Vik – Museum – Reykjavik

We’ll begin the day with a walk along the black sand beaches of Vik, then continue our journey northwest. We'll stop to visit the impressive 190-foot Skógafoss waterfall and the fascinating Skógar Museum, with its collections of handicrafts and on-site historical buildings. We’ll arrive in Reykjavik by the mid afternoon, giving you time to explore the city on your own before our farewell dinner in town. (1 hour walking ~ 1 2 miles ~ 500' elevation gain/loss ~ 3.5 hours driving)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Center Hotels Plaza OR Center Hotel Arnarhvoll

Day 10: Blue Lagoon – Departure

After breakfast, we’ll have time to do a little more shopping or exploring in Reykjavik. We’ll then depart Reykjavik together at 11:00 a.m., transferring 45 minutes south to the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Located in a lava field, the lagoon holds six million liters of geothermal seawater, which is renewed every 40 hours. Here, we’ll soak in the steamy mineral waters, or get a natural massage under the powerful waterfalls, before showering up and transferring back to the Keflavik International Airport (KEF) for our departure flights home. We’ll arrive at the airport at 3:00 p.m. Departure flights should be scheduled no earlier than 5:00 p.m. this evening.

  • Breakfast

Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 03, 2017

Jul 08 - 17, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 07, 2017

pricing

2016 Prices
$5,995 (4-16 members)
$300 internal air (subject to change)
$600 single supplement (5 nights of single accommodations)

2017 Prices
$6,995 (4-16 members)
$300 internal air (subject to change)
$700 single supplement (5 nights of single accommodations)

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Breiðavík Mountain Hut — Breidavík (Wide Bay)

Scenically located amid a backdrop of rugged hills, the Breiðavík Mountain Hut offers 33 sleeping spaces in side-by-side bunk-style beds. There is a wood stove for heating, a gas stove for cooking, a flush toilet (but no shower), plus the option to camp. Like all the huts on this trip there is no telephone. The hut provides sleeping pads, but you should bring your own sleeping bag for this night (it will be transported for you each day). Sleeping bags can also be rented from our partners in Iceland if a request is made in advance of the trip.

Center Hotel Arnarhvoll — Reykjavik

Center Hotels Plaza — Reykjavik

The 180 well-appointed bedrooms are newly renovated and boast a bright modern décor with contemporary oak furnishings. Each room has its own free high speed internet connection, TV, shower, hairdryer, Tea & Coffee making facilities and much more.  Situated in the city center of Reykjavik the Plaza creates the perfect setting for your stay in Iceland.

Hotel Blábjörg — Bakkagerði

Tonight’s accommodations are at a simple, friendly little guesthouse, with 4 guestrooms, each housing a bunk with upper twin and lower single, or double beds.  There are shared bathroom facilities (1 WC and 2 showers).  Beds are equipped with a blanket and pillows, so you do not need your sleeping bag on this night.

Hotel Höfn — Höfn

Located in the charming coastal town of Höfn, this hotel offers local cuisine and modern rooms with private bathrooms with a flat-screen TV. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Katla — Vik

Located near Vík í Mýrdal, this country hotel features spacious guest rooms with stunning views of the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, outdoor geothermal hot bathtubs, and a fitness center.  Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in the lobby area. A hotel bar is also available for after dinner drinks.

Hótel Hallormsstaður — Hallormsstaður

Nestled in a forest area by Lake Lagarfljot, the Hótel Hallormsstaður is surrounded by scenic hiking trails and close to one of the largest nature reserves in Europe. Its comfortable double bedrooms all have private bathrooms. 

Húsavík Mountain Hut — Húsavík (House Bay)

The Húsavík Mountain Hut is located in an isolated coastal inlet and offers 33 sleeping spaces in side-by-side bunk-style beds. Like the other mountain huts, there is a wood stove for heating, a gas stove for cooking, a flush toilet and token-operated shower, plus the option to camp. Please note that there is no telephone. The hut provides sleeping pads, but you should bring your own sleeping bag for this night (it will be transported for you each day). Sleeping bags can also be rented from our partners in Iceland if a request is made in advance of the trip.

Loðmundarfjörður Hut — Loðmundarfjörður

At the Loðmundarfjörður Hut there are 38 sleeping spaces in side-by-side bunk-style beds. There's a wood stove for heating, a gas stove for cooking, a flush toilet and token-operated shower, plus the option to camp. Please note that there is no telephone. The hut provides sleeping pads, but we recommend that bring your own sleeping bag for this night (it will be transported for you each day). Sleeping bags can also be rented from our partners in Iceland if the request is made in advance of the trip.

"This trip again reinforced how much I love traveling with MTS. I look at other travel companies and nothing they offer compares." Julie Gawlik

“I met an Icelander on the plane on the way home and he was surprised at our route, saying that it's mostly locals, not tourists. Indeed, we didn't see any other groups on our route and we all loved that! I liked getting off the beaten path.” Elizabeth Willes

"The guides were outstanding. They were relaxed and flexible with the program to suit circumstances as well as the capabilities of the group. The overall program was excellent. The hut to hut hiking in the middle of nowhere was really great- we saw very few people. Where else do you get such opportunities? And the location is stunning." Laura Ahto

"An adventure of a lifetime!" Mollie Ring

 

  • Join the only North American operator to trek in the eastern fjords—a raw, remote, and remarkable place!
  • Hike the famed Víknaslódir Trail, where you’ll be overwhelmed by the beauty of mountains, lava fields, glaciers, icebergs, and magnificent waterfalls
  • Contemplate black-sand beaches and experience the country's geothermal wonders, including the famous Blue Lagoon

Iceland is one of the most magical places on Earth, where one can experience lava fields, gigantic glaciers, waterfalls, snowcapped peaks, remote sandy beaches, and an array of geothermal spectacles all on the same trip! On this 10-day hiking adventure to the eastern fjords, you'll follow the Víknaslódir Trail, one of National Geographic Adventure’s “25 Most Beautiful Treks in the World.” Along the way, you’ll hike in the foothills of volcanic mountains, cruise among black and blue icebergs, take a scenic flight over the highlands, and experience scenic verdant fjords. Enjoy the remoteness of simple hiking huts and the luxuries of comfortable modern hotels. Begin and end your trip with two free afternoons in Iceland's cosmopolitan coastal capital, Reykjavík, and complete your journey with an utterly relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon—Iceland's famed geothermal spa! This is the perfect way to experience Iceland.

review

"This trip again reinforced how much I love traveling with MTS. I look at other travel companies and nothing they offer compares." Julie Gawlik

“I met an Icelander on the plane on the way home and he was surprised at our route, saying that it's mostly locals, not tourists. Indeed, we didn't see any other groups on our route and we all loved that! I liked getting off the beaten path.” Elizabeth Willes

"The guides were outstanding. They were relaxed and flexible with the program to suit circumstances as well as the capabilities of the group. The overall program was excellent. The hut to hut hiking in the middle of nowhere was really great- we saw very few people. Where else do you get such opportunities? And the location is stunning." Laura Ahto

"An adventure of a lifetime!" Mollie Ring

 

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Iceland

Arrive in Reykjavík’s Keflavik International Airport (KEF) between 6:00 6:30 a.m. Your trip leader will meet you outside of the customs and immigration area at the airport, and transfer with you to your hotel in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is yours to relax and explore the charming village of Reykjavik. Tonight there will be a welcome dinner with the rest of the group.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Center Hotels Plaza OR Center Hotel Arnarhvoll

Day 2: Reykjavík – Egilsstadir – Lodmundarfjördur

After breakfast, we’ll transfer to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport (RKV) for an awe-inspiring flight over the Icelandic highlands to Egilsstadir in eastern Iceland, departing at 9:15 a.m.

Our 60-minute flight includes spectacular views of Mount Hekla, the Vatnajökull ice cap, and Mount Askja. From Egilsstadir we’ll drive to the deep fjord harboring the coastal village of Seydisfjördur, where we begin our hike. We’ll hike over impressive green mountains and plateaus down to Lodmundarfjördur, which was, for many years, one of the most isolated and inaccessible communities in Iceland (it’s now uninhabited). Our luggage will be delivered here for us by four-wheel-drive vehicle. (5 6 hours hiking ~ 8 miles ~ 1,800' elevation gain/loss)

Tonight’s accommodations are in the Loðmundarfjörður Mountain Hut. At this hut there are 33 sleeping spaces in bunk beds. There will be some participation requested, setting tables and rinsing dishes. You should bring your own sleeping bag for this night. It will be transported for you each day. (Sleeping bags can also be rented from our partners in Iceland on request. Please make this request in advance.)

A note about the accommodations on these first three nights: Most people enjoy the experience of Icelandic huts. However, Iceland’s wilderness huts are basic and communal, and we might share the hut with other hikers. The huts are also well known for being clean and comfortable, and rather charming. The huts are heated with wood burning stoves. Comforts include a gas stove for cooking, modern flush toilets, and a shower (your guides will pay the small fee for you). If shared sleeping quarters are not your thing, you do have the option to camp nearby if you prefer. We’ll supply tents and comfortable Thermorest sleeping pads. As we do not have porters on this trip, campers must set up and take down their own tents, and also assist with setting tables and rinsing dishes.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Loðmundarfjörður Hut

Day 3: Lodmundarfjördur – Húsavík

We’ll take a morning walk to the old chapel at the foot of the beautiful fjord, then along the north seashore of Lodmundarfjördur and down to Húsavík (House Bay). Loðmundarfjorður fjord is an impressive valley that was once home to a hundred people at the turn of the 20th century, thanks to rich farmlands and accessible fishing grounds. The surrounding mountains add a unique magnificence to the scene. Our hike leads us through the massive Loðmundarskriður, formed thousands of years ago when the adjacent mountain literally burst forth. (4 5 hours hiking ~ 8.5 miles ~ 1,400' elevation gain/loss)

Tonight’s accommodations are in the Húsavík Mountain Hut. At this hut, there are 33 twin mattresses in bunk beds, and a coin operated shower.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Húsavík Mountain Hut

Day 4: Húsavík – Breidavík

We’ll walk from Húsavík to Breidavík over an impressive pass at the foot of 1,200-foot Mount Hvitserkur—an odd formation of white rhyolite with basalt intrusions. We’ll descend toward Breidavík (Wide Bay), a wonderful place with coastal marsh, black sandy beaches, and scattered Siberian driftwood. Curious seals often come around to observe us!

Tonight’s accommodations are in the Breidavík Mountain Hut. At this hut there are 33 twin mattresses in bunk beds, and no showers. (4 5 hours hiking ~ 8.5 miles ~ 2 passes of 1,000' and 1,500' each)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Breiðavík Mountain Hut

Day 5: Breidavík – Bakkagerdi

From Breidavík we’ll continue our hike across the massive pastel rhyolite mountains that, depending on the way the sun catches them, turn from pink to blue to ochre. We’ll continue, via Brúnavík (Brown Bay), downhill to Borgarfjördur Eystri, a small picturesque inlet that faces the open sea. Its shores are dotted with charming, small houses.

Tonight’s accommodations are at a simple, friendly little guesthouse, with 6 guestrooms, each housing 2-6 bunk beds. There are shared bathroom facilities. You will need your sleeping bag on this night. (6 hours hiking, 8-10 miles, 2 passes of 1,000', 1 pass of 1,300')
 

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Blábjörg

Day 6: Dyrfjöll Mountains – Lake Lagarfljót

Today we’ll hike in the Dyrfjöll Mountains, a nice complement to the Borgarfjördur fjord. We’ll have a short transfer to our trailhead just below the majestic faces of the Dyrfjöll cliffs, reaching the Stórud (Big Rocky Ground), an enormous chaos of large boulders intersected by a glacial river. Between the gloomy rocks rest calm, turquoise basins of icy water surrounded by vivid green grasses. After enjoying the wonders of this spectacular setting, we’ll continue our hike along the foothills of the mountains, meeting up with our bus that will take us to Lake Lagarfljót and to the Hotel Hallormsstadur for our overnight.

Tonight’s accommodations are at the modern Hotel Hallormsstadur. Here you will have private guestrooms and bathroom facilities, as well as WiFi internet access! You will not need your sleeping bag on this night. (6 hours hiking ~ 8.5 miles ~ 2 passes of 300' and 1,000' each)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hótel Hallormsstaður

Day 7: Lake Lagarfljót – Djúpivogur – and Beyond

From Lake Lagarfljót we’ll have a short transfer to the Hengifoss Waterfall, where we'll enjoy a short walk and picnic lunch before continuing south again.

From Hérað we drive over the Öxi pass down to Berufjörður fjord stopping shortly at the village of Djúpivogur for a short walk along this picturesque harbor before continuing west past the wide bays of Hamarsfjörður and Álftafjörður and the Lónsvík lagoon. The Lónsvík Lagoon is a gathering place for thousands of wild immature swans. Just 540 miles west of Scotland, the lagoon is a destination for many migratory birds.

After our walk, we'll continue on past the Lon Bays to our country inn. Today’s drive passes the Cape of Whales and the imposing glacial masses as the Vatnajökull ice cap flows down from the mountains. (2 hours hiking ~ 3 miles ~ 100’ ascent.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Höfn

Day 8: Jökulsárlón Lagoon – Skaftafell National Park (aka Vatnajökull National Park)

Today we’ll drive along the south coast enjoying views of the immense Öræfajökull glacier as it crawls across black sand, dominating the Jökulsárlón lagoon, where a multitude of black and blue icebergs float. We’ll enjoy a 30-minute cruise out among the icebergs. Continuing westward, we’ll round the Öræfajökull glacier where the corner of the Ingófshöfði headlands is visible as it rises from the uncertain edge of sand and sea like a fata morgana. We’ll arrive in the Skaftafell National Park and the location of our walk today. Our short hike takes us to Svartifoss (The Black Waterfall), one of the most renowned waterfalls of Iceland, despite its small volume of water. The narrow strand of water framed with dark and long basaltic columns in the horse shoe shaped gorge is very impressive. Continuing west again, we’ll come to the endless Eldhraun lava field, covered with thick carpets of silvery moss. We’ll finish at our accommodation just outside of Vik. (1 hour easy hiking)

NOTE: Hikes may vary on this day, depending on weather, and the desires of the group. There are many options for very memorable hikes on this day!

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Katla

Day 9: Vik – Museum – Reykjavik

We’ll begin the day with a walk along the black sand beaches of Vik, then continue our journey northwest. We'll stop to visit the impressive 190-foot Skógafoss waterfall and the fascinating Skógar Museum, with its collections of handicrafts and on-site historical buildings. We’ll arrive in Reykjavik by the mid afternoon, giving you time to explore the city on your own before our farewell dinner in town. (1 hour walking ~ 1 2 miles ~ 500' elevation gain/loss ~ 3.5 hours driving)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Center Hotels Plaza OR Center Hotel Arnarhvoll

Day 10: Blue Lagoon – Departure

After breakfast, we’ll have time to do a little more shopping or exploring in Reykjavik. We’ll then depart Reykjavik together at 11:00 a.m., transferring 45 minutes south to the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Located in a lava field, the lagoon holds six million liters of geothermal seawater, which is renewed every 40 hours. Here, we’ll soak in the steamy mineral waters, or get a natural massage under the powerful waterfalls, before showering up and transferring back to the Keflavik International Airport (KEF) for our departure flights home. We’ll arrive at the airport at 3:00 p.m. Departure flights should be scheduled no earlier than 5:00 p.m. this evening.

  • Breakfast
lodgings

Breiðavík Mountain Hut — Breidavík (Wide Bay)

Scenically located amid a backdrop of rugged hills, the Breiðavík Mountain Hut offers 33 sleeping spaces in side-by-side bunk-style beds. There is a wood stove for heating, a gas stove for cooking, a flush toilet (but no shower), plus the option to camp. Like all the huts on this trip there is no telephone. The hut provides sleeping pads, but you should bring your own sleeping bag for this night (it will be transported for you each day). Sleeping bags can also be rented from our partners in Iceland if a request is made in advance of the trip.

Center Hotel Arnarhvoll — Reykjavik

Center Hotels Plaza — Reykjavik

The 180 well-appointed bedrooms are newly renovated and boast a bright modern décor with contemporary oak furnishings. Each room has its own free high speed internet connection, TV, shower, hairdryer, Tea & Coffee making facilities and much more.  Situated in the city center of Reykjavik the Plaza creates the perfect setting for your stay in Iceland.

Hotel Blábjörg — Bakkagerði

Tonight’s accommodations are at a simple, friendly little guesthouse, with 4 guestrooms, each housing a bunk with upper twin and lower single, or double beds.  There are shared bathroom facilities (1 WC and 2 showers).  Beds are equipped with a blanket and pillows, so you do not need your sleeping bag on this night.

Hotel Höfn — Höfn

Located in the charming coastal town of Höfn, this hotel offers local cuisine and modern rooms with private bathrooms with a flat-screen TV. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Katla — Vik

Located near Vík í Mýrdal, this country hotel features spacious guest rooms with stunning views of the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, outdoor geothermal hot bathtubs, and a fitness center.  Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in the lobby area. A hotel bar is also available for after dinner drinks.

Hótel Hallormsstaður — Hallormsstaður

Nestled in a forest area by Lake Lagarfljot, the Hótel Hallormsstaður is surrounded by scenic hiking trails and close to one of the largest nature reserves in Europe. Its comfortable double bedrooms all have private bathrooms. 

Húsavík Mountain Hut — Húsavík (House Bay)

The Húsavík Mountain Hut is located in an isolated coastal inlet and offers 33 sleeping spaces in side-by-side bunk-style beds. Like the other mountain huts, there is a wood stove for heating, a gas stove for cooking, a flush toilet and token-operated shower, plus the option to camp. Please note that there is no telephone. The hut provides sleeping pads, but you should bring your own sleeping bag for this night (it will be transported for you each day). Sleeping bags can also be rented from our partners in Iceland if a request is made in advance of the trip.

Loðmundarfjörður Hut — Loðmundarfjörður

At the Loðmundarfjörður Hut there are 38 sleeping spaces in side-by-side bunk-style beds. There's a wood stove for heating, a gas stove for cooking, a flush toilet and token-operated shower, plus the option to camp. Please note that there is no telephone. The hut provides sleeping pads, but we recommend that bring your own sleeping bag for this night (it will be transported for you each day). Sleeping bags can also be rented from our partners in Iceland if the request is made in advance of the trip.

Dates and Pricing

Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 03, 2017

Jul 08 - 17, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 07, 2017

pricing

2016 Prices
$5,995 (4-16 members)
$300 internal air (subject to change)
$600 single supplement (5 nights of single accommodations)

2017 Prices
$6,995 (4-16 members)
$300 internal air (subject to change)
$700 single supplement (5 nights of single accommodations)

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