Explore Iceland’s stunning scenery; from colourful mountains and volcanic landscapes to hot springs. Surrounded by beautiful lake and mountain scenery, you may even be dazzled by the spectacular Northern Lights.
Our challenge begins by trekking to the shores of Lake Þingvallavatn; Iceland’s largest natural lake. You then hike to the Vörðuskeggi Mountain Pass and have chance to explore the impressive Geothermal Valley – full of hot springs, bubbling mud pools and colourful minerals.
The trek will be challenging; hiking across snow covered landscapes and conquering mountain passes. However, the chance of witnessing the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis will keep you motivated! You’ll then celebrate your achievements in the bright lights of Reykjavik! Join us in the land of fire and ice on this memorable long weekend adventure!
Depart UK for flight to Keflavik Airport. Transfer to Úlfljótsvatn for our overnight stay and chance to have our first glimpse at the Northern Lights.
Trek from Hakið to Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Trekking distance – approx. 10km
Trek from Hengill to the Vörðuskeggi mountain pass. Trekking distance – approx. 10km
Explore the fascinating Geothermal Valley, before transfering to Reykjavík. Visit the Blue Lagoon and enjoy a celebratory dinner in Reykjavík. Trekking distance – approx. 10km
We return to the airport for our flight back to the UK. Please note this is a complex itinerary and subject to change, including the timings and distances detailed. As a natural phenomena the Northern Lights are difficult to predict, and unfortunately we are not able to guarantee that they will be visible during the trek.
Sponsorship: £199 reg fee + £3,590 sponsorship (£1,795 to Hospice of the Valleys)
This option is for those who wish to raise sponsorship to cover both the costs of the trip and a donation to Hospice of the Valleys . There is a minimum sponsorship amount for each trip that you are required to raise in order to participate.
Self-Funding: £199 reg fee + £1,795 trip costs
This option is for those who choose to pay the trip costs themselves. There is the option to raise funds for the Hospice of the Valleys.
• Return flights from London to Keflavik
• All accommodation
• All meals on the trek, starting with dinner on Day 1 through to breakfast on Day 5, including a celebratory evening meal in Reykjavik on Day 4
• Luggage transfers
• Local English-speaking guide/s
• Global Adventure Challenges leader from the UK
• Comprehensive first aid/medical kit
• Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
• Challenge Medal
• Personal trekking kit (trekking boots, poles, etc)
• Personal travel insurance
• Alcoholic drinks
• Tips and gratuities