Lónsöræfi wilderness trek

A world class wilderness experience
This is a world class trip and has no equal and because it´s a bit harder to get to this destination the route is not crowded and offers views like no other. 
Lónsöræfi is a true wonder-world characterised by its varied geological formations and the closeness of Vatnajökull glacier. If we are lucky we might spot a reindeer and possible the native arctic fox. The area offers the contrasts of the colorful hills, Eyjabakkar wetland is full of angelica and home to over 7000 pairs of pink footed goose, the highlands  vastness of Snæfellsöræfi and feel the power from the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum.
As a reward we spend our last night at the Wilderness center where we treat our self with a traditional home made Icelandic lamb, jacuzzi and sauna.
We expect you to be fit and ready for the fun. We won‘t go ahead of ourselves and we‘ll enjoy the trip.
 
Tour Summary

Length:  5 days / 5 nights

Time: July & August 

Distance: 80 km 

Highlights
  • Lónsöræfi
  • Geothermal pool
  • Vatnajokull glacier
  • Glacial river of Jökulsá á Fjöllum
  • Eyjabakkar
  • Wilderness experience

Itenerary  

Reykjavík – Smiðjunes – Múlaskáli

We fly early morning to Höfn í Hornafirði and there we get a ride to Smiðjunes.

From there we head north towards Illikambur. As we go there we go onto a few ridges and experience the powerful landscape of Jökulsárgljúfur and Hnappadalstindur and Jökulgilstindar can be seen.

Hiking distance: 19km.           

Hiking time: 8 hours

Múlaskáli – Egilsssel

We start the day by heading down to Leiðartungur where the colours are amazing. From there we go over to Tröllakrókar, one of the more impressive places in Iceland. We go along Kollmúlafjall towards Egilssel. This is probably the best day routes in Iceland.

 

Hiking distance: 10-12km.      Hiking time: 6-8 hours

 
Egilssel – Geldingafell

We follow Vesturdalsá river till we reach the basis of Jökulsár í Lóni where we find an impressive and powerful waterfall. We look to Vesturdalur where we see moraines from the glacier. The power from the Vatnajökull and Snæfell sets its mark on the last part of the day as we walk past Geldingafell to our hut.

Hiking distance: 15-17km.     

Hiking time: 5-7 hours.

Geldingafell – Eyjabakkar – Laugarfell

We start the day early by wading the river Blanda before we hike through Eyjabakki towards Laugarfell. A great day in wonderful nature. No area this high above sea level has this diverse vegetation and therefor it‘s a popular area for geese and reindeers. We enjoy a good rest at Laugarfell where we can dip into a hot pool and enjoy the views of Icelands highest mountain outside glaciers, Snæfell.

Hiking distance: 16km.           

Hiking time: 5-7 hours.

Laugarfell – Fljótsdalur

Our last day hiking where we see beautiful waterfalls in Jökulsá í Fljótsdal and Kleifarskóg before we rest our tired bodies at Óbyggðasetrið in Fljótsdal. There we are going to treat ourselves to a traditional leg of lamb, hot tubs and sauna.

Hking distance: 16km.           

Hiking time: 6 hours.              

Elevation: 400m.

A flight back to Reykjavik from Egilsstaðir.

General informatoin

Departures
  • July 24th 2021
  • August 8th 2021
Price

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We accept all major credit cards. For direct bank transfer please send email: info@arctictrail.com

Included
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation in huts
  • Breakfasts, boxed lunches, dinners and hot drinks.
Excluded
  • Extra snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • All extra costs excluded in the included box

ICELAND IS THE HIKER'S PARADISE. MORE THAN HALF OF THE COUNTRY LIES ABOVE 400 METERS (1300 FEET) AND THE LANDSCAPE IS EXTRAORDINARILY DIVERSE, WITH LARGE AREAS COVERED WITH COLOURFUL MOUNTAINS, LAVA FIELDS, GLACIERS, HOT SPRINGS, LAKES, AND BLACK SANDS. THE RUGGED NATURE HAS BEEN SHAPED BY THE ELEMENTS TO FORM A MAJESTIC SCENERY UNLIKE ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE WORLD.

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