Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be met by a Wild Guanabana representative and taken to your hotel for check in. Today you are free to meet the rest of the group and explore the area as you wish.
Our local guide will meet us for breakfast at our hotel to give a briefing of the trip before check out and depart in our private transportation to our starting point. Our goal today is to warm up with an easy and accessible hike in the Hengill massif. We will hike up to the highest peak in the area (805m) to reach an amazing 360º view point. The average number of hiking hours to the peak and back is around 5-6 hours depending on the page of the group. The remaining of the day will be used to visit the famous Golden Circle, comprising the waterfall of Gullfoss, the unique Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park.
Hekla is one of the most active volcanos in Iceland, with over 20 eruptions in the last 1200 years. This volcano is often associated with myths, superstitions and magic, which gave her the nickname of “the Gateway to Hell”. Today we will climb up to its summit (1.491 m) where we will be rewarded with magnificent views from the top. The average number of hiking hours to the peak and back is a bit longer than that of the previous day, between 7-9 hours
Today is our “resting” day, where we will use to visiting some of the most famous waterfalls in the South Coast, Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss. The hike to these beauties is pretty light ranging between 1-3 hours. Accommodation will be around Skaftafell National Park
It goes up to just 2.110m, but with sea level glaciers and numerous ice crevasses, this magical mountain is asking us to show her some respect 😊. The climb up is not very difficult, but requires some techniques, that will be taught previously by our guide on the trip. This will be a very long day with an average number of hiking hours between 12-14, most of it spent on ice and snow. Accommodation will be in mountain huts around Skaftafell Note: If snow or weather conditions are not appropriate, we will accommodate the itinerary and change to another similar summit.
We will enjoy a slow breakfast today, no hurry after our long day yesterday. Since we are in the area, we must visit the Glacier Lagoon, a natural lake formed by the moraine of a glacier tongue descending from the massive Vatnajökull glacier. We will use the opportunity to navigate in a small zodiac around the numerous icebergs, towards the glacier front.
Iceland’s South Coast is worldwide famous by its numerous natural beauties. Today we will visit Reynisfjara black sand beach, Dyrholaey puffin's cliffs and Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks. Accommodation in a hotel Reykjavik
Today we will head to the famous Blue Lagoon for an amazing experience in this geothermal bath which is the best way to end your stay in this beautiful country. The Blue Lagoon is a 15 min drive from the airport so today you will be packing all your stuff and carrying only your bathing suit and some change of cloths to the Blue Lagoon then head straight to the airport depending on your flight time
No experiences is needed: Anyone can join this trip.
Minimal experience: You should probably have some hiking experience to join this trip. It is advisable to have gone on a hike for at least 2 days prior to joining this trip.
Moderate experience: You should have some climbing experience to join this trip. It is advisable to have been on at least a 4-day climb before joining this trip.
Technical experience: You should have technical climbing experience before joining this trip. It is recommended that you have experience with crampons, skis, ropes and belays.
Advanced technical experience: You should have technical climbing experience to join this trip. Depending on the climb, you will need a specific set of skills.
Occasional workout, no fixed routine.
Workout routine with at least 2-3 workouts a week, overall in good shape. Trekking days on this trip are around 3-4 hours long each day with little elevation.
Workout routine with at least 4-5 workouts a week, overall in great shape. Trekking days on this trip are around 4-5 hours long each day with moderate elevation.
Workout routine with at least 5 workouts a week. Trekking days on this trip are around 5-7 hours long each day with high elevation.
Specified workout routine with at least 5 workouts a week as well as technical training. Trekking days on this trip are 8 hours long each day with extreme elevation.
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- 5 nights accommodation in mountain huts/hostels in multiple rooms with shared bathrooms
- 2 nights accommodation in hotel in Reykjavik in a double room
- 3 meals per day starting day 2
- Breakfast on day 8
- Airport pickup and drop off
- All on ground transportation throughout the trip as per the itinerary
- Local Icelandic team including an English speaking guide
- Omar Samra, chief Guanabana to facilitate the journey and make sure you have a fantastic time!
- Consultation on every aspect of the preparation including mental and physical
- Infopack with all the needed training, gear and tips & tricks related to the trip
- Infosession with the trip leader through video conferencing to go through the itinerary and answer any questions
- Trip based on a minimum of 6 pax
- All permits and entrance fees to all the sites and activities mentioned in the itinerary
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- Any extra nights pre and post trip
- Single supplement
- Lunch and Dinner in Reykjavik
- Any other snacks or drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- International flights to and from Reykjavik
- Tips and Gratuity
- Personal gear and equipment (detailed list in the infopack)
- Medical and travel insurance
- Visa fees and processing
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