Reservation and consultation

Arinbjörn Jóhannsson
Brekkulækur
531 Hvammstangi
ICELAND
Phone +354-451 2938
Fax +354-451 2998
e-mail: info@abbi-island.is
  • Lava, Caves and Moor

    10/11 DAYS TREKKINGTOUR – HIGHLAND HIKE

    A challenging hiking tour for experienced hikers far away from civilization – combined with a few chosen highlights of icelandic nature, like Glymur, the second highest waterfall in Iceland. Our trekking tour 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.

    Pictures of the tour

  • Program „Lava, Caves and Moor“

    Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 10Day 11
    Mon.: Arrival
    Arrival and pick up at the airport in Keflavík between 15:00 and 16:30 or around 17:30 in Reykjavík. Transfer to Kirkjuból in the beautiful region of Borgarfjörður, where we will stay in a simple hotel in double or triple rooms (2x).
    Tue.: Kirkjuból – Hraunfossar
    Today, we explore the nature reserve Hraunfossar with its picturesque waterfalls and hike up the mountains around Húsafell with a view of Langjökull glacier. We will also visit Europe´s biggest thermal spring, Deildartunguhver.
    Wed: 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 through the cave, we hike (hiking-pack) for about 6 hours through the moor Arnarvatnsheiði to the mountain hut Álftakrókur. On the way, we will have to cross a glacial river! Night-lodging in the hut (1x).
    Thu.: 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).
    Fri.: A day tour
    We walk only with our day pack to the unnamed crater from which the 50-km-long lava flow issued. We are now quite close to the glaciers Eiríksjökull and Langjökull and enjoy the amazing view froom the edge of the crater.
    Sun.: Fljótsdrög – Lónaborg
    We cross moraine hills and pass the lake Arnarvatn 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).
    Mon.: Day of rest
    Relaxing day! We explore the area around hour hut Lónaborg (no baggage) and fish together for our lunch – a challenge for fishermen!
    Tue.: Lónaborg – Aðalból
    After a 12 km 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. Overnight stay in double/triple rooms (2x).
    Wed.: Sightseeing day – Vatnsnes Peninsula
    Sightseeing trip to the seaside to the beautiful peninsula Vatnsnes with Iceland´s biggest 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.
    Thu.: Reykjavík – Departure
    After breakfast transfer to Reykjavík and drop off for guests that have booked the tour with 9 nights. Guests who have booked 10 nights have the possibility for private sightseeing and shopping, followed by an evening transfer to the guesthouse in Keflavík (1x).
    Fri.: End of program/departure
    Transfer to the airport and flight home.
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Level

Dates

17.06. – 27.06.2019
01.07. – 11.07.2019
15.07. – 25.07.2019
22.07. – 01.08.2019
29.07. – 08.08.2019
05.08. – 15.08.2019
12.08. – 22.08.2019

Price

1.690,- EUR per person only tour without flight (9 nights)
1.780,- EUR per person only tour without flight (10 nights)

Included

  • Tour as described
  • Entrance fees according to program
  • All transfers
  • 10/11 days
  • 9/10 nights in guesthouses, very simple huts. For 7 nights you will need your own sleeping bag. No single rooms possible.
  • Full board (breakfast, picnic, 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
  • no airport transfer included in 9 nights stay

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Not included: Travel insurance, short transfers in Reykjavík

Participants

maximum number: 12
minimum number: 5