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Arinbjörn Jóhannsson
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  • Lava, Caves and Moor


    A challenging hiking tour for experienced hikers far away from civilization – combined with a few chosen highlights of icelandic nature. We start wandering and exploring region Borgarfjörður with its many natural wonders: hot springs, rushing rivers and the famous Barnafoss and Hraunfossar waterfalls. Icelandic experience paired with a real challenge for enthusiastic hikers. Our trekking part leads us from highland cabin to highland cabin, away from the beaten tourist tracks, through the beautiful and secluded Arnarvatnsheiði, whose numerous lakes are rumoured to be uncountable. Alone in the wilderness, we have to forgo all modern conveniences and will experience an exceptional state: to be in harmony with oneself and with nature.

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  • Program „Lava, Caves and Moor“

    Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 10Day 11
    Arrival – Kirkjuból
    Arrival and pick up at the airport in Keflavík between 03:00 pm and 04:30 pm or around 05:30 pm in Reykjavík at the gas station N1, Ártúnshöfði on Vesturlandsvegur heading north out of town. Transfer to Kirkjuból in the beautiful region of Borgarfjörður, where we will stay in a simple guesthouse in double or multi-bed rooms (2x).(D)
    Kirkjuból – Hraunfossar
    Today, we explore the nature reserve Hraunfossar with its picturesque waterfalls and hike up mountains in the surrounding area. We will also visit Europe´s most powerful thermal spring, Deildartunguhver. (B,P,D) guesthouse in double or triple rooms. (2x)(D)
    Surtshellir – Álftakrókur
    Drive to Iceland’s largest lava cave Surtshellir with a main passage of 1,6 km length and many side passages, where outlaws sought temporary shelter in the Middle Ages. After a tour in the cave, we hike (with hiking-pack) for about 6 hours to the hut Álftakrókur. Night-lodging in the hut (1x).(B,P,D)
    Álftakrókur – Fljótsdrög
    Hike over rough terrain to the mountain hut Fljótsdrög (ca. 6 hours), skirting the lava field Hallmundarhraun. Night-lodging in the hut (2x).(B,P,D)
    A day-hike
    We will go for a day long hike to an unnamed volcano crater from which a 50-km-long lava flow issued. We are now quite close to the glaciers Eiríksjökull and Langjökull and enjoy the amazing view from the edge of the crater.(B,P,D)
    Fljótsdrög – Lónaborg
    We cross moraine hills and the unique lake district in the Arnarvatnsheiði on our way to the hut Lónaborg (hiking baggage). Up until now, we have seen few other living things in the landscape around us. The sparse, but nonetheless beautiful sub-arctic flora and fauna now attract our attention. Night-lodging in the hut (2x).(B,P,D)
    Day of rest
    Relaxing day! We enjoy the unspoiled nature, explore the area around our hut Lónaborg and fish together for our dinner – a challenge for fishermen!(B,P,D)
    Lónaborg – Aðalból
    After a around 3 hrs hike (hiking baggage), we meet a gravel road, where a minibus is waiting to bring us down to the farm land to the guesthouse Brekkulækur.(2x) (B,P,D)
    Sightseeing day – Peninsula Vatnsnes
    Sightseeing trip to the seaside to the beautiful peninsula Vatnsnes with a seal-colony, bird-cliffs and a walk on the black beach with a view of unique basalt formation Hvítserkur. Afterwards relaxing in the natural hot water swimming pool in the village Hvammstangi. (B,P,D)
    Borgarnes – Reykjanes – Keflavík
    Today we leave guesthouse Brekkulækur. On the way we visit the Glanni waterfall and stop in the little town of Borgarnes at the settlement center, which is well worth seeing. An interesting house that combines exhibitions, souvenir shop, theater and restaurant. The Icelandic saga of Egill Skallagrímsson is impressively told in words and pictures, which gives us a good insight into the literary era of the sagas (admission to the exhibitions optional), short stop at the Blue Lagoon. Further stops at the impressive Gunnuhver thermal area and the extremely interesting lava coast of Reykjanes. Overnight stay in a guest house in Guesthouse in Keflavik, multi-bed rooms. Dinner in Keflavík (optional). (1x).(B)
    Transfer to the airport at 05.00 am and flight home. (B*)
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25.06. – 05.07.2024
09.07. – 19.07.2024
16.07. – 26.07.2024
23.07. – 02.08.2024
30.07. – 09.08.2024
06.08. – 16.08.2024


2.050,- EUR per person only tour without flight (10 nights)


  • Tour, transfer as described
  • Entrance fees according to program
  • 11 days
  • 3 nights in guesthouses DBL and multi bed rooms, 7 nights very simple huts in your own sleeping bag. No single rooms possible.
  • Full board (B=breakfast, P=picnic, D=dinner) starting with dinner on day 1, ending with breakfast on day 10. Day 11 no breakfast early morning flight.
  • 4 days trekking from hut to hut (with full baggage), 2 days hiking (light baggage)
  • English, German and Icelandic speaking guide

Not included: Travel insurance, short transfers in Reykjavík


maximum number: 12
minimum number: 5