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Rhyolite Mountains and deep fjords of the East

Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing
Photo: Craig Downing

Tour type: Self guided trekking tour from hut to hut




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Adult: 71000

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What's included: Land transport, accommodation in well-equipped and comfortable huts, detailed information pack including self-guided walking route notes and maps

Departures: July and August

Duration: 6 days

Accommodation: Mountain huts and hostel/guesthouse/hotel

Group size: Minimum 2 persons

Walking per day: 5-8 hours

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Hike through magnificent landscapes of mountains and small bays
    • Stunning variety of colours in the mountains
    • Hike with ocean views and feel its closeness

    Hike to the End of the World in 6 Days

    The hike takes you to an area that has been mostly deserted from the early seventies, so abandoned farms and ancient farmsteads set their mark on the surroundings. You probably won‘t meet anyone.  Except perhaps sheep - and elves. This is their land. But they´re willing to share. The mountains are glorious and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Pink, brown, yellow, green, brown.  Not to mention the moss, ranging from bright neon green to pale gray. You will follow rails that lead you through lush valleys, up and around the beautiful mountains, across brooks and rivers and along deep fjords.

    Total walking distance: 71 km. (44 miles)
    Altitude: 20-800 m (65-2625 feet)
    Maximum ascent: 900 m (2953 feet)

    Included: Land transport from Egilsstaðir airport to start of the hike and from Seyðisfjörður to Egilsstaðir airport, accommodation in dormitory in well-equipped and comfortable huts, detailed information pack including self-guided walking route notes and maps,

    Not included: Flight from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir, luggage transfer, food.

    Optional extras: Flight from Reykjavik to Egilsstaðir,  sleeping bag rental

  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1: Reykjavík – Egilsstaðir – Borgarfjörður Eystri
    Go to the Information Center at the Campsite in Egilsstaðir, where you will catch the „Post truck“ bus to Borgarfjörður Eystri at noon; or be picked-up at Egilsstaðir in the morning if you have chosen the luggage transport. The bus/vehicle drops you off at the pass of Vatnsskarð and you walk onto Geldingafjall mountain. The view from there is wonderful. Then you round Súlur peaks and arrive at a pass which offers a superb view over Stórurð. After a steep slope, you reach Stórurð, a magical place with huge boulders and milky blue ponds. From there you walk in Mjóidalur along the river and arrive at Fremra-Sel where a vehicle awaits to pick you up and take you to the little village of Borgarfjörður. Accommodation in Borgarfjörður.
    Distance: 12,5km (7mi)                       Walking time: 4-6 hrs                     Ascent/Descent: 500m (1640')/700m (2300')

    Day 2: Borgarfjörður Eystri – Brúnavík – Breiðavík
    Today the path leads you over a pass and down into the inlet of Brúnavík. Here you can enjoy the waves of the North Atlantic for a while before heading up into the valley and over the magnificent pass of Súluskarð where the colors of the adjacent hills and mountaintops provide a colorful feast for the eyes. From Súluskarð you head down into Kjólsvík inlet and from there over the low pass of Kjólsvíkurvarp down into Breiðavík inlet, the biggest one of these deserted inlets.  Accommodation in the hut in Breiðavík.
    Distance: 12,5km (7mi)                         Walking time: 5-7 hrs                     Ascent/Descent: 900m  (2950')/900m (2950')
    Day 3: Breiðavík – Húsavík
    You leave the colorful valley of Breiðavík and hike over the mountains, today‘s destination the inlet of Húsavík. If weather permits you can climb the mountain Hvítserkur, one of the most amazing and colorful mountains of Iceland before descending into the narrow valley of Húsavík. A delightful evening walk down to the beach, to visit the quaint little church that was in full service until the early seventies is possible after dinner.  Accommodation in the hut in Húsavík.
    Distance: 13km (8mi)                         Walking time: 4-6 hrs                     Ascent/Descent: 550m (1800')/500m (1640')

    Day 4: Húsavík – Loðmundarfjörður
    Today you continue to the valley of Loðmundarfjörður fiord. This impressive valley was home to close to a hundred people at the turn of the 20th century due to rich farmlands and accessible fishing grounds. The surrounding mountains add certain magnificence to the scene and the hike leads you through the massive Loðmundarskriður, formed thousands of years ago when the adjacent mountain literally burst forth. The hut where you spend the night is at the bottom of the fjord close to an old church.
    Distance: 14km (8,5 mi)                        Walking time: 5-6 hrs                        Ascent/Descent: 400m (1310')/450m (1480')
    Day 5: Loðmundarfjörður – Seyðisfjörður
    The last day of your hike takes you along the old path over Hjálmárdalsheiði, which, over the centuries used to be the main thoroughfare between the Loðmundarfjörður farmlands and the Seyðisfjörður harbor and trading post. As you ascend, the mountaintops of the southern fiords come into sight and once you get to the pass of Hall, the fiord of Seyðisfjörður is in full view, very different from the fiords and inlets you have now left behind. Descending into Seyðisfjörður, enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of this long and narrow fiord surrounded by majestic mountains. Once you get down to the main road you hike along it until you come to the town of Seyðisfjörður where your accommodation awaits.

    Distance: 19km (12mi)                         Walking time: 7-9 hrs                        Ascent/Descent: 600m (1970')/600m (1970')

    Day 6: Seyðisfjörður – Egilsstaðir
    You take the bus back to Egilsstaðir.


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