South Coast Exploration - IMG490

3 Day Hiking Tour in East Iceland

Hvannadalshnúkur
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Hvannadalshnúkur

Reynisfjara
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Reynisfjara

Reynisfjara
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Reynisfjara

Svínafellsjökull
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Svínafellsjökull

Svartifoss
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Svartifoss

Svartifoss
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Svartifoss

Kristínartindar
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Kristínartindar

Bæjarstaðarskógur
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Bæjarstaðarskógur

Hvannadalshnúkur
Photo: Arnar Már

Hvannadalshnúkur

Bæjarstaðarskógur
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Bæjarstaðarskógur

Skógarfoss
Photo: Craig Downing

Skógarfoss

Seljalandsfoss
Photo: Craig Downing

Seljalandsfoss

Svínafellsjökull
Photo: Jan Zelina

Svínafellsjökull

Seljalandsfoss
Photo: Jean Christophe Bechet

Seljalandsfoss

Jökulsárlón
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Jökulsárlón

Svínafellsjökull
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson

Svínafellsjökull

Svínafellsjökull
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Svínafellsjökull

Tour type: Hiking tour with camping

Difficulty:

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HARD

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Adult: 95000

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What's included: Guiding, public transport, accommodation in camping and fullboard

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Accommodation: Tent

Meeting point: Bus stop in Höfn at 07:45

Group size: 6 to 15 participants

Language: English and French

Note: The tour starts in Höfn and ends in Reykjavik

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
    • Skaftafell National Park
    • Arctic Birch and Waterfalls

    East Iceland Trekking

    East Iceland Trekking are tours that combine some of the best hiking and sights of east and southeast Iceland. They are made up of three parts that each has its own characteristics and charm. They all have in common stunning landscapes and variety in color. You will hike over green hills and between small coves, venture into one of Iceland ‘s most remote wildernesses and visit a world of glaciers and ice. With the three different parts, you may choose one section of the trek, combine two or three parts, or hike the whole East Iceland Trekking tour from the deserted farmland of the eastern coves, through the wilderness east of Vatnajökull glacier and to Skaftafell.

    Many of the highlights of Iceland are to be found in the South-East region. It is the home of Iceland’s largest glacier Vatnajökull whose countless outlet glaciers come crawling down between high mountain peaks. The icebergs that break off the glaciers decorate the lagoons that form at their roots. In Skaftafell you find the contrast in green hills and waterfalls. There we can explore one of the many hiking trails that take us through the arctic birch to places where we get superb views of the surrounding glaciers. This tour offers the possibility to add a Glacier Walk on Svínafellsjökull to you program or a hike up to Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur (2119 m).  On the way back to Reykjavík we will stop at the black beaches of Vík and look at the waterfalls of the south coast. We spend our nights in tents at the camping area in Skaftafell. 

    Included: Guide for 3 days,food during the tour (breakfast (2), lunch (3), dinner (2)): Transportation:  Public bus  from Höfn to Skaftafell and Skaftafell to Reykjavík. Accommodation: Tent accommodation in Skaftafell (tents and matresses provided - 2 nights)

    Note: This tour can be combined with the tour In the Shadow of Vatnajökull IMG49 or as the last part of the East Iceland Hiking IMG349.

  • Tour Itinerary

    D0:
    Meet up with the guide and the rest of your group in the evening. Contact us if you need transport to Höfn. 

    D1: Höfn - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon – Vatnajökull National Park Skaftafell
    In the morning we get on the public scheduled bus that leaves from Höfn to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. There we find the famous lake, decorated with floating icebergs that have broken off the big glacier of Vatnajökull. It is possible to go on a boat tour between the icebergs (not included) or take a short walk along the shores of the lagoon. We then head on to Skaftafell where we will explore the footpaths of Vatnajökull National Park. Skaftafell is a green oasis where arctic birch and small flowers grow between the glaciers and the coast, and you get a view of Iceland‘s highest peak Hvannadalshnúkur (2110 m). Night in a tent at the camping in Skaftafell.
    Hiking: 4-5 h total

    D2: Vatnajökull National Park Skaftafell
    A full day of hiking in the National Park where there are many possibilities for hiking. We can hike up to the woods of Bæjastaðarskógur, the valley of Morsárdalur, or up to the peaks of Kristínartindar where we have superb views of the glaciers tongues falling down from some of the highest mountains in Iceland. On this day there is also possible to sign up for either of these additional activities: 

    • Ascension of the highest peak in Iceland Hvanndalshnúkur or the mont Hrútfjallstindar (price 38.610 Isk). Please note that the hike is physically very challenging and takes up to 12-14 hours. 
    • A Glacier Walk on Svínafellsjökull, either 2 hour tour (price 9.810 ISK) or 4 hour tour (14.310 ISK). On both tours you will see a variety of glacier formations as you walk between water cauldrons, crevasses and strangely shaped ridges.

    At the end of the day we return to you camp in Skaftafell, night in a tent. 

    D3: Vík - The waterfalls of Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss – Reykjavík
    We get on the public scheduled bus heading for Reykjavík. On the way we stop in Vík for a walk on the black sand beach that is dominated by coastal cliffs and rocks that rise up from the ocean. We will also make short stops at the waterfalls of Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the cascading water. Arrival in Reykjavík in the late afternoon/early evening.

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  • Departure Dates
    Tour Dates Availability Language  
    07.07 - 09.07 2018 Available English/French Select
    21.07 - 23.07 2018 Available English/French Select
    04.08 - 06.08 2018 Available English/French Select
    18.08 - 20.08 2018 Available English/French Select
    01.09 - 03.09 2018 Available English/French Select

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