Hiking and Trekking

Víknaslóðir Trail

Surround yourself with Iceland’s remote wilderness and untouched scenery. A truly unique experience in amazing landscape.

Tour code: IMG34

Hiking at the End of the World

Hiking through the magnificent landscapes of mountains and small bays of the East is an unforgettable experience. The unique Eastern mountains come in all shapes and sizes and they come in a variety of impressionistic colors;  everything from the black sands of the beaches to the pinkish orange hues of the mountain ridges. The closeness to the ocean sets its mark on this tour. Each day we follow old trails between isolated coves and fjords over colorful hills and down green valleys to the sea and the soothing waves of the North Atlantic Ocean. This combination of mountains and ocean is what makes this trek a unique experience. Another advantage is the milder climate that can be expected at this low altitude. The area remained populated until the early seventies and abandoned farms and ancient farmsteads set their mark on the surroundings, however, sheep may be the only living thing connecting us to those former times. Accommodation in well equipped and comfortable huts.

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This tour can be combined with the tour Lónsöræfi Trail. Read more about all your East Iceland Trekking options.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty - Moderate

    Difficulty

    Challenging

    Challenging

    Suites those that are physically active and have some background in basic travelling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6 - 7 hrs walks per day.

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    Availability

    Jul - Aug

  • Group 319

    Duration

    5 days

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    Meeting Point

    Reykjavik domestic airport at 6:45 or Egilsstaðir airport at 8:30

  • Group 550

    Group Size

    6 - 16 participants

  • Group 65

    Language

    English

  • 16

    Minimum age

    16 yrs

  • Group 244

    Accommodation

    Mountain hut and hostel

  • Group 377

    Walking per day

    5 - 8 hrs

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    Total Distance

    75 km (45 mi)

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    Max. Ascent

    600 m (1900 ft)

Guides on this Tour

Customer Reviews

“The Guides were very good, very knowledgeable and very friendly…”
Chithalka, Sri Lanka — 2018-03-01

Tour Highlights

Remote and isolated Fjords

Colorful Mountains

Ocean Views

Comfortable mountain huts

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Mountain hut and hostel sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
  • Ground transport at the beginning and end of trek
  • Breakfast (4), Lunch (5), Dinner (4)
  • Transfer of luggage

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • Showers in huts (payable on site)
  • Flight (Reykjavík - Egilsstaðir/Egilsstaðir - Reykjavík)

Optional Extras

  • Sleeping bag
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour
  • Flight (Reykjavík - Egilsstaðir/Egilsstaðir - Reykjavík)

Practical Information