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6 complete days of trekking in the Icelandic east fjords, deep into the Elvish realm according to Icelandic tradition. Trek in a small group with gear transfer by a 4WD from a mountain hut to another. A breath-taking hike between sea and mountains, from Seydisfjördur to Borgarfjördur Eystri. A little known part of Iceland that remains truly pristine.
To reach the beginning of this trek, you must be in Egilsstadir on the morning of day 1, 9:00h at the latest. To do so, you can come from Reykjavik by a domestic flight across Iceland (1h), or we can set up an independent tour for you, with road book and vehicle/accommodations booking, before and/or after the trek.
Domestic flight from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir on the morning. If the weather is clear, you will have a great opportunity to fly across Iceland and see glaciers, the caldera of Askja and mountain Herdubreid. Your guide will welcome you at the airport and will drive you for 30km towards the magnificent fjord of Seydisfjordur. Beginning of the hike towards the mountain hut of Lodmundarfjördur. The path leading there offers a beautiful sight on the fjord, descending along a lovely dale and following the coastline.
Exploration of a magnificent and remote dale, then ascend to the mountain pass where we will enjoy a breath-taking sight on Bakkagerdi. It will be a good opportunity to admire the numerous and interesting geological formations. Night in the mountain hut of Husavik.
Today, we will discover the mountain of Hvitserkur, then we will descend towards the beach of Breidavik and its mountain hut.
We spend one more night in the same mountain hut to explore a magnificent dale surrounded by lakes, and to have the time to discover the bay of Breidavik where we might enjoy a bonfire. This place is completely out of time and gives the feeling to reach the edge of the world where mist often hangs on mountains and stimulates the imagination.
New hike across mountains of rhyolite before reaching the desert beach of Brunavik. This beach will be an excellent break before bypassing the gigantic mountain of Svartfell and reaching the town of Bakkagerdi. Night in town and possibility for Jacuzzi.
Hike towards the extraordinary site of Storurd boasting blue-green lakes embedded into screes and the feet of mountain Dyrfjöll. Way back to town by the mountain and the dale following it. Night at the same location as the previous night.
Way back of 1-hour drive to Egilsstadir in the morning and flight back to Reykjavik or self drive (contact us)
Please note that you have the possibility to add this trek to other tours, such as a trek of 5 days in the Lonsöraefi region, a self drive tour leading back to Reykjavik by the south coast, or an exploration of Reykjavik for a few days. Please feel free to contact us on this subject.
Trek, itinerary and safety:Hike with gear transfer with a moderate difficulty level according to the stages and the weather conditions. We expect an average of 5 to 7 hours of walk per day. The itinerary can be modified according to the weather conditions; your guide remains the only one in charge all along the trek.
Baggage:We ask you kindly to take only a maximum of 15kg of gear for the trek (both bags included), however, it is possible to store your other gear in Reykjavik if you stay for longer in Iceland.
Accommodation:Dormitories in comfortable and well equipped mountain huts, or camping with comfortable mattresses if the mountains huts are not available (rare).
Transfers:Before and after the trek we use a private 4WD mini bus operated only for our group and prepared for Icelandic tracks.
Food:Our cuisine will be almost vegetarian and made of organic products of high quality. We try to use local food and ingredients as much as possible. Any allergies or specific diet must be stated clearly when booking.
For the group’s conviviality:nothing mandatory, but we always suggest everyone to bring a speciality of their home land.
Participation:All the members in the group are supposed to help the guide by assisting in cooking and dishwashing.
Extension of your stay:Please contact us! You might not come back to Iceland any time soon, and if you can spare a few more days, we advise you to extend your stay a little bit, in an independent trip to discover another region or just to enjoy more of the northernmost capital city in the world. We can arrange 1 or 2 days more in Reykjavik for you to really submerge in its relaxed and original way of living, to enjoy its excellent coffee-shops and wonderful book-stores, to discover its fascinating little museums and art galleries, and to relax yourself in its swimming pools, spas and original night life.
Be careful to choose your extension early on, because modifying your plane ticket on site can be pricey and even sometimes impossible.
Weather: According to the season and to the weather’s instability of these northern countries, we ask you to follow this gear list, for you own safety and pleasure.
YOUR PERSONAL GEAR:
If you have a doubt on your gear, feel really free to contact us to receive some personalized advice!