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.