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Trekking Eastern Iceland

6 days, Egilsstaðir to Egilsstaðir

Traveller hiking in Iceland

Dotted with humbling fjords, breathtaking waterfalls, and no-filter-needed fishing villages, Eastern Iceland is an adventure unto itself. Experience this otherworldly region in its truest form on this six-day trek that’s guided by one of our expert CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) from start to finish.

6 days

Egilsstaðir to Egilsstaðir

From$11304HKD
was $13299
Valid on May 22 2022
Trip Code: ELHI

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Dotted with humbling fjords, breathtaking waterfalls, and no-filter-needed fishing villages, Eastern Iceland is an adventure unto itself. Experience this otherworldly region in its truest form on this six-day trek that’s guided by one of our expert CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) from start to finish.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

6 days

Egilsstaðir to Egilsstaðir

From$11304HKD
was $13299
Valid on May 22 2022
Trip Code: ELHI

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV015ADV08
Map of the route for Trekking Eastern Iceland

Places visited

Itinerary Notes

Please note that due to high demand there may be limited availability when booking optional activities during the tour.  Many of these can be pre-booked and we recommend that they are purchased in advance in order to secure space as they are quite popular. See the Available Extras below for details and add them in the Tour Extras section when confirming your trip.

Please also note that the weather near the Arctic Circle can be variable. Occasionally this will mean that we need to amend our itinerary to keep you safe. We will always endeavour to deliver a tour as close to the itinerary described as possible and ensure you see as much as possible, despite any bad weather.

Itinerary

Day 1Egilsstaðir/Bakkagerdi

Arrive at the Egilsstaðir airport in the morning and transfer to our local guest house, home for the next 5 nights. Visit the fishing village of Borgarfjörður eystri which offers a glimpse into daily life and enjoy lunch at a local fish soup restaurant. After, take a hike through Borgarfjörður valley following sheep trails up to Dimmidalur (the Dark Valley) and keep an eye out for the "hidden people" as we pass through legendary elf communities. This evening, settle in for a farm-to-table dinner prepared by our host.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Meals included:

Lunch | Dinner

Day 2Bakkagerdi

Enjoy a full day of trekking. Drive to Vatnskarð pass and hike across Geldingafjall mountain for exceptional views over Njarðvík, Fljótsdalshérað valley, Héraðsflói bay and beyond. Continue down into Stórurð, with its enormous rocks crossed by a small river hiding turquoise-coloured basins of icy water. Hike back and return to the guest house for a hearty dinner.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Bakkagerdi

Enjoy an excursion to the stunning sites around Mývatn lake. Stop en route to visit Dettifoss waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. Then, hike in the smoking lava fields of Leirhnjúkur, often compared to a martian landscape. From here, drive to Hverir, a geothermal wonder of bubbling mud and smoking steam. Continue to Mývatn Lake and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Take some free time here and opt to visit the geothermal nature bath. Return to the east Fjords for dinner at our guesthouse.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Bakkagerdi

Enjoy another day of hiking and exploration. Drive to Afrétt and begin the hike across the moors through Urðarhólavatn, Gæsavötn and Víknaheiði. Continue to Breiðavík inlet with its golden sand beaches and high cliffs where we break for a lunch stop. After, hike to Gagnheiði ridge which offers a stunning panoramic view of the mountains. Walk back to the guesthouse.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Bakkagerdi

Start at Borgarfjörður harbour to view the puffins and sea birds nesting there, when in season. From here, hike up from the coast across green mountain screes to Brúnavík pass then down to Brúnavík inlet. Walk across the black sand beach and take a break in this serene spot. Continue the hike over Hofstrandarskarð pass, and alongside the colourful Helgárgil canyon. Enjoy our last home-cooked dinner at the guesthouse.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Bakkagerdi/Egilsstaðir

Drive to historic Seyðisfjörður fishing Village for a walk around what is considered once of the most picturesque towns in Iceland. After, drive to one last waterfall before transfer to the airport where the tour ends.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Borgarfjörður eystri Village Walk and Valley Hike
  • Stórurð Hike
  • Dettifoss Waterfall Visit
  • Leirhnjúkur Lava Fields Hike
  • Visit Hverir and Myvatn Geothermal sites
  • Moors and Breiðavík area Hike
  • Borgarfjörður Harbour Visit
  • Brúnavík area Hike
  • Seyðisfjörður Village Walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Local guesthouse (5 nts)

Meals

5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Allow USD60-80 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private minivan/bus, hiking, walking

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

My Own Room - From $2799.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Trekking Eastern Iceland

| 6 days - Egilsstaðir to Egilsstaðir - from $11304 HKD