2420€ per person
Hidden Trails is an adventure that combines the famous Laugavegur Trail along with the hidden gems of Iceland. A hiking trip with accommodation in mountain hut, of approximately 130km long in which we will discover geothermal areas, secret valleys, endless lakes and lava fields that challenge our imagination.
Join a small group with one of our specialized guides to discover the most remotes areas of Iceland & the unknown trails hidden for the regular tourists, face your inner nature & defy the elements in this incredible adventure.
During most of the tour we will be completely alone in forgotten places and away from the common & crowded hiking routes, to finally join the last and most beautiful stages of the Laugavegur Hiking Trail, until we reach Thórsmörk (the valley of the God of thunder).
- August 18th to August 29th of 2020 AVAILABILITY ONLY UNDER REQUEST
- September 1st to September 12nd of 2020 AVAILABILITY ONLY UNDER REQUEST
*The itinerary of Hidden Trails in Iceland could be changed in case of adversal meteo conditions.
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DepartureKeflavík International Airport
IncludedAccommodationAmarok Adventures GuideEntrance to tourist placesLocal GuideMealsPermitsTransportationTransportation from/to the airport
Not IncludedCountry VisaDomestic flightsEverything else not specified in "Includes"Flight taxesFlights to the destinationSleeping bag & personal materialTravel insurance
Day 1: Arrival to Iceland
Arrival to the Keflavik airport, transfer to the accommodation in Reykjavík. Briefing with the guides and review of personal material with free afternoon in the Icelandic capital.
Days 2 & 3: Landmannalaugar
Transfer to Landmannalaugar in a 4x4 vehicle, one of the most beautiful places in the highlands of Iceland. A geothermal valley surrounded by colorful mountains, where lava fields fall over valleys surrounded by rivers, lakes and beautiful craters. For 2 days we will discover all the hidden secrets in these mountains, doing spectacular hiking that will allow us to feel their energy. Nights in the mountain hut.
Day 4: Langisjór & the Fögrufjöll mountains
Transfer by 4x4 vehicle from Landmannalaugar to the Langisjór lake, where we will spend the day hiking through the Fögrufjöll mountains (the “beautiful mountains”) with the Vatnajökull glacier on the horizon and enjoying the connection with the wild nature that floods in this place, where only the faint sound of water and sometimes the wind is heard. Night in the mountain hut.
Day 5: Hike to Skaelingar
Today we will go to the magical & mysterious area of Skælingar, a millenary lava field near the Skaftá river. Following the course of its waters, our steps will take us to the outstanding Hvanngil canyon. Where the moss & the lava converge, creating a range of colors that will leave us speechless. Night at the mountain hut.
Day 6: Hike to Eldgjá canyon
After breakfast, we begin our trekking to Eldgjá (the "Fire Canyon"). We will make a descent inside the canyon and we will discover its ancient rocks & the "impassable waterfall" Ófaerufoss before concluding the day with a trekking to the hut of Hólaskjól, where we will spend the night. Night at the mountain hut.
Day 7: Hike to Álftavötn
Today we will hike the wildest trails in the direction of the lakes of Álftavötn. Through green hills and next to the placid waters of the Syðri Ófæra river, we will reach a traditional refuge where we will spend the night. The peaceful energy of this magical place is something that will leave us speachless, its a really unique place to feel the isolation of the Highlands energy before entering into the deserts that we will find the next days of the route. Night at the mountain hut.
Day 8: Hike to Strútur & Strútslaug
Today is the longest day of the whole trip. We will continue along the course of the river and we will need to cross the canyon once more to head towards a new stage. We will be surprised by the black sand with bright green stretch marks of the centennial moss that covers the volcanoes connecting them to the flora that surrounds them. On the way we will reach the natural hot spring Strútslaug, and if its temperature and time allow it we will relax in its geothermal sulphurous waters. We conclude the trekking of the day walking towards the refuge of Strútur where we will spend the night. Night at the mountain hut.
Day 9: Hike to Álftavatn
Early in the morning, we will leave our last mountain hut to face an unknown path through the mountains, which connects our refuge with the magical lake of Álftavatn. A 17 km trek through breathtaking landscapes that will allow us to feel the concept of spaciousness and beauty at its best. Night at the mountain hut.
Day 10: Through the black desert to Emstrur
Today we will hike through the famous black desert and we will cross several rivers by foot. Surrounded by the beautiful pink and white flowers of the desert, with the great Myrdalsjökull glacier a few kilometers away and with the different shades of white in their glacial tongues, we will reach the huge Canyon of Emstrur. From the desert plain and escorted by the Hattafell volcano we will descend to the vicinity of the canyon where the refuge is located.
Day 11: Thórsmörk, the valley of Thor
Today we will visit the surroundings of the Emstrur canyon, under the watchful eye of the Katla volcano. We will cross ancient glacial moraines and volcanic terrain, until we reach an oasis of dwarf birch and willow forests and hanging glaciers where our last refuge is located: Thórsmörk, the valley of the God of Thunder. Surrounded by an incredible landscape we will make, if the weather allows it, a delicious barbecue for ending our trip with local products. Night at the hut
Day 12: Return to Reykjavík & transfer to the airport
We will leave Thórsmörk in our 4x4 vehicle surrounded by dreamlike landscapes and on the road, we will settle the memories of this incredible adventure. Transfer to the airport and return home.