Join us as we spend three days trekking through the other-worldly landscapes of Iceland for Willen Hospice.
This charity challenge will see you trekking across active volcanoes and vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, hot springs and more. You’ll hike to Iceland’s youngest volcano, Gelgingaldir, and neighbouring Fagradaslsfjall before exploring the peaks of Mount Hengill heritage sit, scaling the impressive Vörðuskeggi Peak with spectacular views. You will also have the incredible experience of trekking along the fault lines between Europe and America – and don’t forget to keep an eye on the skies where you might be lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis! Unlike our other treks, you’ll be staying in hotels rather than camping. This trek is graded moderate to challenging as you will be trekking long distances over varying terrain over consecutive days.
Whether you’re a travel lover, hiker, or just want to do something amazing for charity, this challenge will be an unforgettable experience.
Gelgingaldir – Fagradaslsfjall – Seltun Today we will drive for an hour along the South Shore Road on the Reykjanes peninsula. We will be taking a hike up to Iceland’s youngest volcano, Geldingadalir, before walking to neighbouring Fagradalsfjall Volcano and the surrounding lava fields. We spend the day hiking in this area and you will be able to explore the devastating yet beautiful aftermath of recent volcanic eruptions. On the way back to our hotel we will stop at Seltún Geothermal Area and visit the bubbling pools of mud, fumaroles, and hot springs. Overnight: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner Trek: approx.14km/6 hours
Hengill – Mt Vörðuskeggi After a hearty breakfast we will drive up to the Mt Hengill area before our hike up to Vörðuskeggi Peak (805m). From the top we can enjoy stunning views of Lake Þingvellir and Langjökull to the north, and Eyjafjallajökull and the distant Westman Islands to the West. We will then trek up to Mt Skeggi the highest peak in the Hengill heritage site. We will return to our hotel tonight for dinner and a well-earned jacuzzi. Overnight: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner Trek: approx. 13-14km / 8 hours
Þingellir National Park – Reykjavik A short drive brings us to the National Park of Thingvellir where we will hike along the fault lines that divides America and Europe. After the hike we drive to Reykjavik for your celebration dinner in town and last night at a hotel. Overnight: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner Trek: approx. 10km/ 4 hours
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