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Laugavegur Trail Iceland Trek

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Highlights

  • Experience the cinematic landscapes on this 4-day trekking journey in Southern Iceland
  • Marvel at endless black deserts, rough volcanic mountain ranges and glistening glaciers of the majestic Icelandic Highlands
  • Every day is unique as the fire and ice trail leads through landscapes spanning gorges, glaciers and multi-coloured rhyolite mountains
  • Pull up a front-row seat to the soft pinkish hue of the midnight sun whilst camping amidst diverse landscapes
  • Learn about the unique Icelandic geology and wonderful folk tales from your local guides
  • Take on one of National Geographic’s “20 Best Hikes in the World”
  • Immerse yourself in the cyan geothermal warm waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Free Water-To-Go Bottle on departure to help eliminate our plastic footprint in Iceland.
  • Adventurous Ewe is a ‘Certified Inspired by Iceland Specialist‘.

Overview

Trek Iceland, a vast volcanic landscape where mighty forces shape the earth: geysers gush, mudpots bubble, ice-covered volcanoes rumble and glaciers cut great pathways through the mountains. This is your chance to immerse yourself in 68km journey by foot along the Laugavegur trail from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmörk. Experience the uninhabited wilderness of Iceland discovering the most varied scenery this exceptional country has to offer.

With steam rising from the ground and snowy peaks sparkling in the distance, the cinematic landscape is set for your incredible Iceland trek. You will travel along rugged fields of solid lava covered with thick green moss and patches of snow. Hike across colourful rhyolite hills, icy glaciers, ancient lava fields and desolate highlands. You’ll feel the chilling temperatures of crossing glacial rivers to soaking in warm geothermal hot springs along the trail. Enjoy vast campsites and locally cooked meals as the sun hovers low in the sky for hours bringing changing tints to the majestic landscape. Iceland is a photographers and adventurers paradise.

Prepare for a colourful Icelandic adventure. Trek rhyolite hills streaked in orange gravel, pale blue tarns, black sand deserts, exquisite skyscapes of soft pinkish hues, green rolling hills, titanic icy masses of white glacier caps and the hues of azure at the famous Blue Lagoon will be one that you’ll treasure for years to come.

The Laugavegur Trail was voted in Nat Geo 20 Best Hikes in the World. Trekking with Adventurous Ewe and not only will you have an incredible and insightful trek, you can take pride in knowing your journey will help continue our support of the leading climate change charity, Cool Earth.

Private bubble groups

If you have a group of over 6 people whether it’s family & friends or a private bubble group, please get in touch as we’d be happy to host our Iceland Trek for you between July – September (dependent on accommodation availability). Simply email: info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

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Day 1

Flight from UK to Keflavík, Reykjavik Iceland

Flight direct from UK to Reykjavik for the start of your adventure. Flights are not included in your Icelandic Adventure giving you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport or extend your stay in Iceland if you wish. We will provide you with the recommended flights for this trip in order for you to take up the airport transfers included in Iceland. Alternately, you can book your flights through our flight agent. Return flights from the UK (LHR, STN or LTN) to Keflavík, Reykjavik (KEF). Flights operated by British Airways, Easy Jet, SAS or IcelandAir and cost between £150pp – £280 return. You will then be transferred to camp passing through areas of active volcanoes to arrive in Landmannahellir with dinner followed by briefing.

Included:

  • Transfer from Keflavík, Reykjavik (KEF) airport to Landmannahellir camp
  • Camping equipment and tents
  • Dinner
Day 2

Trek from Landmannahellir to Landmannalaugar (13.5kms)

Full of excitement with being immersed in a totally new environment, your trek begins one of the world’s great hikes – the Laugavegur Trail. From Landmannahellir (590m) to Landmannalaugar (575m) your trail winds past lakes and the magnificent Domadalslava lava fields. Enroute the views of Lodmundur, a table mountain formed by a volcanic eruption, are amazing. The trail continues through grassy meadows, between rocky peaks and into stunning gorges making way towards the multi-coloured mountains of Landmannalaugar. Tonight you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs for which this area is known.  Overnight camp surrounded by nature at its wildest.

Trek details:
Distance: 13.5kms
Approx time: 6 hours

Included:
Local guides and support crew
Camping equipment and tents
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3

Trek from Landmannalaugar to Álftavatn (25kms)

Today sees your longest and toughest day.  From Landmannalaugar (575m) the trail traverses the ancient lava field of Laugahraun, formed in 1477.  It’s an area of much geothermal activity with steaming vents and bubbling hot springs. The route then crosses over the Hrafntinnusker plateau at 1000m.  From this vantage point the views are spectacular with rugged mountains dominating the skyline. The surrounding area is full of ravines, as rivers easily cut through the soft rock.  Climbing for most of the morning with a height gain for 500m in 12km, you may find yourself crossing snowfields left over from the long Icelandic winter.  From the hut at Hrafntinnusker the trail descends over the lava slopes of Reykjafjoll.  As the afternoon progresses the landscape changes considerably. Behind the land is barren with colourful rhyolite mountains but in front are dark tuff mountains and glaciers. Continuing on flatter terrain to the Álftavatn Valley you will reach camp which is idyllically located by the lake at 537m.

Trek details:
Distance: 25kms
Approx time: 9 hours

Included:
Local guides and support crew
Camping equipment and tents
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4

Trek from Álftavatn to Emstrur (15kms)

Leaving the colourful rhyolite landscape in your tracks, the route journeys into the glacial areas and fast running streams of the Myradalsjokull Icecap. Here is probably the most intrepid part of your trek with wading through the ice-cold streams in Bláfjallakvisi. After a few short climbs and descents you’ll reach an extraordinary desolate and surreal landscape – a black volcanic plain devoid of vegetation. Moving through this  mesmerising landscape you’ll encounter the raging Kaldaklofskvisi river with heading towards the deep canyon of the Markarfljot river. Tonights camp is next to the Emstrur hut near the river.

Trek details:
Distance: 15kms
Approx time: 7 hours

Included:
Local guides and support crew
Camping equipment and tents
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5

Trek from Emstrur to Thorsmörk (15kms)

Your final days trek sees you off along the Markarfljot canyon which is well over 100m deep, heading in and out of small valleys.  As the trail draws closer to Thorsmörk the landscape becomes more green and wooded.  It is a stark contrast to the barren lava flows encountered earlier in the trek.  Three dramatic glaciers preside over the valley: Mýrdalsjökull, Eyjafjallajökull and Tindafjallajökull (jökull means glacier in Icelandic). With a final river crossing at the Pronga River, the trail descends leading to the finish line in Thorsmörk. After some well deserved celebrations you’ll be transferred back to Reykjavik (2 ½ hours) by 4×4 bus with views of the glacial rivers as you travel overland to the main road. In the evening you’ll have the chance to enjoy a celebration dinner in a great restaurant in down town Reykjavik and overnight in a local hostel.

Trek details:
Distance: 15kms
Approx time: 7 hours

Included:
Local guides and support crew
Hostel accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6

Reykjavik to UK

In the morning there is time for some optional excursions such as whale watching or a tour to the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon you’ll be transferred to Keflavik for your return flight back to the UK with a huge sense of achievement having just completed one of the world’s great treks.

Included:
Transfers
Breakfast

Why go

Supporting local tourism, communities and understanding of Iceland’s diverse environment

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local communities and livelihoods across the planet, we’re keen to promote adventures in countries that are actively working towards sustainable tourism and conservation projects. Given the numerous environmental, cultural and conservation projects in place in Iceland, we’re  particularly keen and passionate to help support the local tourism industry here whilst also giving you the chance to get out and explore the pristine landscapes of this incredible country in a safe and fun manner.

This trek has been designed to deliver an amazing experience and showcase the some of the most stunning landscapes across Iceland whilst also giving you the chance to step out of your comfort zone and gain a greater understanding of the mountains, local environments and communities. 

Carbon Footprint

We’ve crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of the Iceland Trek, and plant or protect enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

What’s the number?
It works out on average at 94kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, leaders, crew and office operations.

The only thing not included is travel to Iceland. Given that our beloved guests travel from all parts of the UK for this adventure we have no way of reliably knowing their travel plans therefore we’re unable to include an individual number in the figure on display here.

What does the number mean?
To give you a snapshot of the numbers:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you).
  • A return economy class flight London – New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air over a period of 5 – 10 years.

 

What are we doing about it?
Our adventures are relatively low-carbon by design, and we’re working to develop long term carbon reduction plan. Following much research into climate change organisations, we carefully selected to support the environmental charity, Cool Earth. They’re a sustainable operation and work with rainforest communities across the globe to halt deforestation and it’s impact on climate change. We invest 1% of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects world-wild with Cool Earth.

On a local level here in the UK, we’re an ongoing business member of the Snowdonia Society, plus Jim and Sue, together with some of our local leaders, also help the Society with their local projects such as planting native trees in Snowdonia. This is to help preserve the landscape and enhance wildlife habitat here in Snowdonia.

Want to know more?
We believe that with great travel, comes even greater responsibility. Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries on the planet. It employs more people worldwide than any other, with millions of families relying on tourism for their daily needs. At Adventurous Ewe we believe that our type of small scale, positive impact tourism can bring benefits to many communities, help preserve the environments we travel to see, and provide real and positive social exchanges. Here is our plan to do our part towards helping reduce factors that we can contributing to climate change as part of Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency.

 

The Future of Tourism

We’ve joined the movement to reshape the Future of Tourism!

We are excited to announce that Adventurous Ewe has signed the new set of Guiding Principles launched by the Future of Tourism Coalition. As a signatory, we commit to place destination needs at the centre of our recovery strategies and do our part to build a better tomorrow for travel and tourism.

These transformative principles outline a bold vision for the future of tourism – one that retains the integrity of destinations, promotes inclusivity and equality, maximizes positive impacts for communities and environments, and fosters collaborative change.

As a collective, we can build a better future for all and we’re super excited to do our part.

Learn more at Future of Tourism
#FutureofTourism

Pre-trip info

On joining us for the Laugavegur Trail Trek, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our free mobile travel app.

You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

Flights

Flights are not included in your Icelandic Adventure giving you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport, use any frequent flyer points or extend your stay in Iceland if you wish. We will provide you with the recommended flights for this trip in order for you to take up the airport transfers included in Iceland. Alternately, you can book your flights through our flight agent who is ATOL & ABTA protected.

There are direct return flights from the UK (LHR, STN or LTN) to Keflavík, Reykjavik (KEF). Flights operated by British Airways, Easy Jet, SAS or IcelandAir and cost upwards of £150pp return via economy class. 

Passport

All nationalities require a full passport for this trek which must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. Airlines may not carry passengers holding passports with less than 6 months validity.

Visa

Currently there is no visa requirements for British passport holders travelling to Iceland.

For the most up to date info relating to entry requirements for Iceland, please visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

Travel insurance

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. It is compulsory that everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes, among other things, cover for the full value of your trip, medical (emergency, evacuation and repatriation) arrangements, activities undertaken, personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects and COVID-19 travel cover.

For UK residents we have partnered with Campbell & Irvine Direct to provide you with a travel insurance. If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote.

Vaccinations & allergies

Vaccinations
Currently there are no vaccinations required for Iceland however we recommend that your tetanus jabs are up to date.

Please consult with your GP or travel healthcare practitioner 6 – 8 weeks in advance of travel for the most up to date info and check the NHS government website ‘Fit for Travel’.

With regards to the recent COVID-19 pandemic we are monitoring and activating the guidelines and recommendations put in place by the respective governments and World Health Organisation accordingly. You will receive our new operational guidelines for this expedition when you join the trip and rest assured hand sanitiser and face masks will be provided for travel. Your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times.

Severe allergies
If you have a severe allergy please inform us at the time of booking. We will do all we can to help, but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee an allergy free environment on this trip. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not carried as standard by AE leaders and crew. Whilst your leader is aware of our trekkers medical history, please also inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Safety and Well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority.

The Laugavegur Trail Trek is intentionally challenging and requires individual preparation as the trip is designed to take you out of your every-day comfort zone and achieve something great. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place.

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page. 

Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew

You will be accompanied by an Adventurous Ewe Leader who is fully experienced and certified and has been carefully selected to ensure you have the best experience with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. Your Leader is also has remote first aid qualifications and skills.

Your Local Leader is a key part to this trip. They are expertly trained and experienced in every field of this expedition, bilingual and qualified in first aid and/or a Wilderness First responder. They also have a huge passion for what they do and have plenty of knowledge ready to share with you. They are responsible for ensuring the complete safety, wellbeing and enjoyment of the team whilst also retaining a flexible and fun attitude. The Leaders have radio and satellite phone contact with base, the local office and Adventurous Ewe’s HQ.

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety and wellbeing and to make your experience more authentic.

The minimum group size for the Icelandic adventure is 10 people and the maximum group size is 24 people.

You are most welcome to join this trip as a group of friends, family or colleagues or as a solo traveller. You are also welcome to use this trip as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

If you have a group of over 10 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trip for your team, your charity or your company.

For any further info or to chat about running a bespoke trip, we’d love to hear from you at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Level of difficulty

The Laugavegur Trail Trek is graded as ‘Tough’. This is due to there being four consecutive long days of trekking along undulating and some steep sections of  terrain. Much of the terrain in Iceland is rocky and without paths, although the walking non-technical, there will be some areas of loose ground where you must concentrate to keep your footing.

The Icelandic Highlands are renowned for their ever changing weather conditions from cold, wind, rain, fog and sunshine. This adds another layer to your challenge which you need to be primed for

Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this adventure. A good level of fitness, endurance and some gritty determination will help you conquer each day. A training programme will be provided to help you reach the start line knowing that you’re set to enjoy the journey ahead.

Training

A bespoke trek training programme will be provided when join the team for this adventure to help you with your preparations.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and the Bath Kettlebell Society. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Training weekends

We have a variety of tailored training weekends available to ensure you’re fully prepared for your trekking adventure. These training weekends are the perfect way to help you gauge your fitness and training progress under the careful guidance of our experienced leaders. Plus the leaders will chat through your specific trip and also provide guidance and tips relating to clothing and equipment, health and wellbeing, packing, camping, trekking skills (walking on different terrain/at altitude/at night/using trekking poles), teamwork and much more to ensure you are fully prepared and ready for your adventure ahead.

We predominantly host our training weekends in Snowdonia given the wide variety of terrain available to practice and where Chief Ewe’s, Jim or Sue, can meet you too. It’s a great way for you to meet fellow members of the flock and ask any questions, no matter how big or small. We’re here to make sure you’re ready. For further info, please email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you register for this trip or you can download the Trip Notes for this trek. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in waterproof hiking boots are essential together with a good quality waterproof jacket AND trousers.

An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for the independent outdoor retailers Joe Brown, The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel on registering for this expedition.

Rest assured any equipment that we supply will be hygienically cleaned and sanitised.

Exclusive Kit Discount Codes

To help you get the very best from your expedition we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and your Icelandic adventure.

Weather

We hold our treks in Summer as this is the best season to visit Iceland and experience great trekking conditions with intense colours and without the worries of being cut off by snow. The seasons in Iceland vary hugely, due to how north the country sits. Iceland’s geographical position not only affects the weather, but also the hours of daylight you can expect to have. June and July are the months of the midnight sun, which gives you the chance to marvel longer at the unique landscapes though pack an eye mask to help with sleeping during the Arctic light skies. By August, the nights begin to darken.

If the Blue Lagoon and taking a dip in the hot springs dotted along your trekking route is big on your list, then summer also avoids the colder temperatures and strong winds making your dip a little more pleasant and memorable for the right reasons.

Bear in mind the weather in Iceland is notoriously unpredictable. In summer there’s a fair chance of bright and sunny days, and temperatures can reach 17°C, but good weather in Iceland is often interspersed with wet & misty spells and strong winds when the temperature can plummet to a chilly 10°C. Please ensure you are well prepared for all weather conditions.

If you are interested in extending your trip for some whale watching, then our trekking departures are timed perfectly. The peak season for whale spotting is June to August, when you get calmer winds, fewer storms and a higher chance of the whales breaking the surface of the water.

 

Accommodation

As part of your adventure there is 4 nights camping in a two person tent and 1 night in a local hostel included in your trip.

If you would prefer a single room and/or tent, please let us know asap and we will make the arrangements for you dependent on availability. There will be an additional cost for this, therefore please get in touch with us for more details at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

You will need to provide your own sleeping bag, sleeping mat and pillow for the camp nights. Please see the kit list for more info.

Food & drinks

Meals are provided as outlined in your itinerary:
Breakfast x 5
Lunch x 4
Dinner x 5

During the trek, meals will prepared by the local crew following strict health and hygiene guidelines. 
Breakfast: fruit, yoghurt, porridge, muesli, bread, crispbread, jam, swiss miss & tea/coffee.
Packed lunch: you’ll make your own packed lunch of sandwiches from various ingredients, including Icelandic flatbread, pâté, salami, cheese, peanut butter, smoked salmon, etc.
Dinner: soups, pasta, couscous, stews, sausages and freeze-dried meals

Dietary requirements and food allergies – if you have any specific requirements, please let us know prior to departure so we can make the necessary arrangements for you.

Snacks – we recommend you bring your own high calorie snacks, both sweet and savoury. 

Drinking water – is provided. Please bring your own water bottles / camelbaks to refill. Your Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle is ideal for this trek.

Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go Bottle

The impact of single use plastic is having on our landscape, wildlife and oceans, it is now more important than ever that we all make changes in order to help our planet. We may not be a huge global company but we’re passionate about playing our part and trying to make a huge difference collectively. Together we can dramatically reduce our consumption of single use plastics and support our responsible travel ethos of ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.’

You can make a difference too with taking part in this Icelandic Adventure. As part of our commitment to helping the planet, members of the flock who join us for this trek will receive a free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle. This is our way of saying thank-ewe and also making a difference to the consumption of single use plastics in developing countries. For more info please click here or email us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk to find out more.

Payment info

Deposit: £175 per person is required on booking.
Remaining balance: £1150 per person is due for payment no later than 4 weeks prior to the trip start date.

Monthly payment plan
A monthly payment plan can be arranged for this trip. Please contact us for more information or to set up your plan. Simply email
info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Free date changes
You can change your departure to a later date. We’ve added extra 2021 and 2022 dates to choose from, or you can request a new date that works for you or organise your own 
private bubble trip.

Flexible deposit
You can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely.

Convert it to credit
Save it for later. This, along with all payments, is 100% financially protected.

Get a refund
Being a small family business, we pride ourselves on personalised customer service and offer full

Cancelled trips
If you book on a trip that we are forced to cancel due to the pandemic, you will have the option to join another trip at a later departure with no admin costs or receive a full refund or credit note (excluding flights or insurance payments as these have their own booking conditions directly with the supplier).and prompt refunds.

If you choose to cancel your trip within 30 days of departure despite no official advice against travel
We respect your decision if you no longer wish to travel regardless of the destination or official advice. If you choose to cancel your trip, we will happily make those arrangements for you though please note, if there is no F&CO advice against travel, our standard cancellation terms will apply.

Fundraising
You are welcome to fundraise for a charity of your choice if you wish to do so. All sponsorship monies are to be sent directly to your chosen charity.

Book with confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we’ve made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures. For more info, please our Book and Travel with Confidence page. 

Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through our free mobile travel app. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app.

For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:

Facebook: @adventurousewe
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LinkedIn: Adventurous-Ewe-Ltd

You’re most welcome to use the hashtags
#ewecandoit #thisflockrock #adventurousewe

Emergencies

Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required. Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on +44(0)7747 346 588.

Our charity partner, Cool Earth

Cool Earth
We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet. Thank-ewe

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
Jun 27, 2022
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What's Included?

Pre-trip:

  • Personalised trip support in the lead up to your trek from Adventurous Ewe
  • Training guide
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • Trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app, Vamoos
  • Digital trip briefing sent before your arrival in Iceland
  • Financial protection of your booking
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Monthly payment plan available.

During your trip:

  • Free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go Bottle
  • Safety briefing
  • Certified Local Icelandic Mountain Leader
  • UK Mountain Leader for groups over 12 people
  • Local ground crew and kitchen crew
  • Landrover support vehicles and all camping equipment
  • Camping tents
  • Vehicle transfers as outlined in your itinerary
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • 4 nights camping accommodation
  • 1 night hostel accommodation
  • All meals as outlined in your itinerary
  • Filling of water bottle/s and thermos (please provide your own water bottles and thermos for refilling)
  • All trip management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post trek.

What's Not Included?

  • Return flights from UK to Reykjavik Iceland. These can be booked via our flight operator (ATOL protected)
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  • Water bottle/s and/or camelbaks/platypus and thermos for filling and refilling. Please provide your own bottles as this is to minimise the use of plastic bottles
  • Lunch on day 1 and day 6 (whilst travelling)
  • Personal snacks and electrolytes
  • Personal spending money
  • Any costs incurred with retiring from the trip early ie. hotel accommodation, change of travel tickets, any medical costs, etc
  • Tips for local crew.

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Impressively, Iceland has been described as a world leader in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges. Almost one hundred sites, with a total area of 2,000,000 ha (including glaciers and marine areas) are protected in Iceland under the Nature Conservation Act. In addition, 85% of Iceland’s primary energy needs are met with indigenous renewable resources, meaning Iceland is at the forefront of sustainable energy production.

Almost all electricity in Iceland is produced using renewable energy sources, with 73% of electricity provided by hydropower plants and 26.8% from geothermal energy, accounting for over 99% of total electricity consumption in Iceland.

This is just one of the many reasons we are so passionate with encouraging adventure tourism to Iceland given their level of care and diligence in helping the planet with such impressive renewable energy usage.

Some of the responsible travel features embedded in our Iceland Trek are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Guides, support crew and drivers who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Staying in locally owned accommodation wherever possible
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible with providing a complimentary Water-To-Go bottle on departure
  • Careful management of energy and water resources on the trip
  • Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding with using local guides and crew
  • Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos – take only memories, leave only footprints
  • Adventurous Ewe will make a financial contribution to the environmental charity, Cool Earth, as part of our business partnership.

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

We are also proud to be a ‘Certified Inspired by Iceland Specialist’ in order to create and provide ethical itineraries and a far more indepth and meaningful service to you.

Location
Europe
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Cost From
£1325.00