In the Shadow of Vatnajökull
Lónsöræfi is one of the most remote hiking areas in Iceland and it offers the unique experience of the rugged landscapes east of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. You will see the impressive power of Vatnajökull on this tour as you walk by its mark on Nature in that area; the moraine, lagoon and a riverbed.
The abundance of colors which are characteristic of the rhyolitic rocks, contrast the basaltic formations and thereby offering a real feast for the eyes and minds. Reindeers roam freely in this remote ruggedness but they are shy of humans - so admire them from a distance. Here we walk through an unbelievable variety of landscapes; deep canyons, green valleys, incredible cliffs and snow speckled peaks gently kissing the sky. Although our hiking can get somewhat challenging, our comfort isn’t compromised on this tour, as our well equipped mountain huts guarantee a certain comfortability. Along with sleeping bags or blankets, Icelandic Mountain Guides provides partially stocked supplies in these huts, limiting the weight each person has to carry to 7 to 10 kg (15 to 20 lbs). This is an extraordinarily beautiful trek in a fantastic area.
This tour can be combined with the trek Víknaslóðir Trail. Read more about all your East Iceland Trekking options.
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.
Jul - Aug
Reykjavik domestic airport at 6:45 or Egilsstaðir airport at 8:30
6 - 15 participants
Walking per day
6 - 8 hrs
50 km (33 mi)
250 m (820 feet)
Colorful Rhyolite Mountains
Hike in a Remote Wilderness
Like Minded People
Enjoying Stunning Mountain View
- Experienced and qualified guide
- Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
- Transport at the beginning and end of trek
- Breakfast (3), Lunch (4), Dinner (3)
- Transfer of luggage
- Sleeping bag
- Showers in huts (payable on site)
- Flight (Reykjavík - Egilsstaðir/Höfn - Reykjavík)
- Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour
- Pick up/drop off from your accommodation in Reykjavík or nearest bus stop