Kverkfjll Hiking

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The uninhabited highlands of East Iceland are full of concealed treasures awaiting your discovery on a three day hiking tour. Experience a memorable journey of hiking among glaciers, natural hot springs, the isolated interior, impressive canyons, volcanic calderas and lake filled craters.

The variety and beauty of Icelandic nature never ceases to amaze visitors.

Operated:
20 June - 5 September
Other dates available upon request
Departure from:
Egilsstair.
Minimum in tour:
2 adults or minimum rate.
Duration:
Day 1.10 hrs.
Day 2.10 - 12 hrs.
Day 3. 8 - 9 hrs.
Departure time:
08:00 am

Trip difficulty:4out of 5 possible.
Rated:Challenging
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You need to bring:Good hiking shoes, rain gear, warm clothes, sleeping bag, backpack, meals and drinks.

Note:
● Reservation is necessary at least 72 hours in advance.
● If you need pick up service to your hotel please advice when you reserve the tour.
● If you need to be picked up outside of Egilsstair please advice, additional charge may apply.
● Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour.
● Departure dates may vary depending on weather and road conditions.
● For group offers or tailor made options please send us a request.

Included:
Transfer, guide, all equipment needed for glacier hiking, 2 x dinner and 2 nights accommodation in sleeping bag facilities in Kverkfjll hut.

Not included:
Food and drinks.

Day 1: Our tour starts in the town of Egilsstair with a drive to Krahnkar Dam, a man-made wonder that reveals impressive views in a deep canyon below. We cross the highland road towards the Kverkfjll Mountains stopping along the way for an outdoor soak at Laugavalladalur hot springs. We arrive at the Kverkfjll mountain hut in time for dinner and to fit the glacier equipment needed for the long hiking day ahead.

Day 2: With an early start we take a short drive towards the glacier. From there we hike up the Kverkjkull outlet before going up the icecap itself leading us to the Gengissig caldera. We continue to Hveradalur geothermal valley in an epic meeting of fire and ice. Here you take in the panoramic view towards Dyngjujkull glacier, Askja volcanic area and Herubrei mountain. The stunning scenery from this vantage point has to be seen to be believed. After a rigorous day of glacier hiking we celebrate with an Icelandic-style BBQ party.

Day 3: On our way back to Egilsstair we visit the highland oasis of Hvannalindir, a lava field of Icelandic hraun and other places of interest. The tour ends in Egilsstair or at your accommodation.

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