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Duration: 6 days

Accommodation: Farm stay / Mountain hut

Pick up: participants are picked up from their accommodation before the tour starts in Reykjavik and dropped off at their accommodation in Reykjavík at the end of the tour

Group size: 6 to 12 participants

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Mountain Biking, Kayaking and River Jet
    • Horse Riding, Glacier Walk and Hiking
    • Backcountry overnight stay in Þórsmörk

    Activity, Action and the Highlights of South Iceland

    A tour full of activity and adventures! This Multi-Activity tour gives you a chance to get to know the best of Iceland and enjoy different activities at the same time. On the tour we will go mountain biking through a geothermal area, river jetting on Hvítá river, sea kayaking on the Atlantic ocean, horse riding, visit Sólheimajökull for a walk on a glacier, and finally hike up to Iceland‘s newest volcanic craters that were formed in the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. The highlights of the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoonwill not be missed nor will the valley of Þórsmörk, an oasis between the glaciers. For the first part of the tour we will be staying at a farm in the south, but in Þórsmörk we will get into the highland feeling while staying in a hut. This is a tour that mixes a discovery of Iceland with fun activities and adventure.

    Activity per day: 5 - 10 hours total

    Included in price: Guide for 6 days, food for 6 days (from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 6), accommodation at a farm stay in made up beds (3 nights) and in sleeping bag accommodation in a mountain hut in Þórsmörk (2 nights), cooking gear, transportation, mountain biking tour, river jet tour, sea kayaking tour, horse riding tour, glacier walk, entrance to the Blue Lagoon. 

    Not included: Sleeping bag (can be rented).

    Minimum age: 14 years

    This tour will in 2017 be available on demand for groups. Contact us for more information, or options for this tour as a self guided program, full of adventures and activities.

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  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1: Reykjavík - Half day bike tour - Farm stay
    The morning will be dedicated to mountain biking in the lunar landscape and lava fields around Reykjavik. Then we head to Hveragerði village known for hot springs and green houses and there we can visit the local swimming pool. In the afternoon we come to the farm stay where we will spend the next 3 nights and after settling in we can say hello to the horses and goats.
    Driving:  2-3 hrs total         Activity: 4-5 hrs total

    Day 2: Golden Circle and River Jet
    Today we head inland to visit some of Iceland most renowned places, the golden waterfall Gullfoss and the Geysir geothermal area. On the way we will stop for an exciting River jet tour on Hvítá river close to Gullfoss. The tour starts where the river is calm, but we then head upstream and into the canyon where the current is stronger so the ride becomes more thrilling!  We continue the day visiting the World Heritage Site Þingvellir National park the site of the ancient Viking parliament and a place where the continental drift can be observed as here is where the Mid Atlantic Ocean Ridge surfaces. (Warm clothing and a cap necessary on colder days)
    Driving:  4-5hrs total         Activity: River Jet 1 hr, shorter hikes 2-3 hrs total

    Day 3: Sea Kayak tour 
    This morning we head to the small town of Stokkseyri  located on the coast and one of the better places for a kayak ride. Here we can freely explore the waterways and labyrinths of the inland lagoon for a couple of hours and then take a dip in the local swimming pool to warm up. In the afternoon we get to know the Icelandic horses as we go for a horse riding tour at a Horse Riding Centre close by. The ride will take us through meadows and lava fields of the area.
    Driving:  2-3 hrs total         Activity: Sea kayak 2-3 hours, horse riding 1h30-2 hours.
     
    Day 4: Glacier Walk and Þórsmörk
    Today we pack our bags and head east towards the Eyjafjallajökull massif and the glacier Sólheimajökull. Here we will put on crampons and go on a short glacier walk (1h30) exploring the water cauldrons and other ice features found in the glacier ice. After the glacier walk we take a look at the waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before turning into the highlands and the valley of Þórsmörk – the hidden green oasis located behind the glaciers of the south.
    Night in a mountain hut.
    Driving: 4-5 hrs total        Activity: 2-4 hrs

    Day 5: Volcano Hike
    From the comfortable mountain hut we set out for the hike up to the new craters of Fimmvörðuháls pass. These craters were formed during the first phase of the 2010 eruption. This is a hike that takes us through the magnificent landscapes of Þórsmörk cut with deep canyons and sharp ridges. Up on the hills we will enjoy fantastic views towards the surrounding glaciers as well as the green valley of Þórsmörk itself. Arriving at the craters we will see the new lava, still hot under the surface. After exploring the site we return down to the mountain hut for the night.
    Night in mountain hut (BBQ dinner)
    Driving: 0 hrs             Hiking: 8-10 hrs total

    Day 6: Blue Lagoon
    Leaving Þórsmörk we head back west along the south coast. We follow the coastline on to the Reykjanes peninsula with its lava fields and formations and finish off our tour with a visit to the Blue Lagoon before returning to Reykjavík.
    Driving: 3-5 hrs          Activity: 2-4 hrs total

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  • Equipment List

    Equipment list - Discovery Adventure

    Equipment list for Discovery Adventures

    For your own wellbeing and safety we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list, this includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience. 

    Boots and Clothing:

    • Hiking boots – light hiking boots with waterproofing and ankle support are preferred. 
    • Long and short sleeve thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic. 
    • Rain Jacket with a good hood– Preferably waterproof and breathable material. 
    • Hiking pants.
    • Rain trousers – Waterproof and breathable material. 
    • Gloves – Wool or synthetic.
    • Socks – two to three pairs of hiking socks - Wool or synthetic.
    • Warm hat – Wool or synthetic. 

    Other gear:

    • Backpack for clothes and items used during the day. Size: 20-30 litres. 
    • Duffel bag for your overnight gear, preferably not a suit-case.  
    • Towel – A light weight and packable one. 
    • Sunglasses and sun protection. 
    • Water bottle. 
    • Casual clothes / change of clothes.
    • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
    • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc. 
    • Swim suit (depends on tour). 
    • Tours in huts: 
    • Sleeping bag – A basic sleeping bag with no specific temperature rating is sufficient for summer tours. Good summer sleeping bag will do for winter tours in huts (depending on tour). Please note Sleeping bag is not needed for The Treasure Trail IMG332
    • Earplugs 
    • Headlamp for reading and getting around the hut. 

    Optional gear:

    • Walking pole(s). 
    • Pen knife. 
    • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. 
    • Thermal mat (for lunch breaks). 
    • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films. 
    • Puffy jacket to throw on during stops (e.g. Primaloft or down) 
    • Slippers for indoor use. 
    • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits.

    Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact incoming@mountainguides.is.

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  • Map

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Total price for all passengers:

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