Iceland Lava Trek
11/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
Join like minded fundraisers and trek a wild volcanic landscape dotted with streaming lava fields, icecaps, glaciers, waterfalls, bubbling hot springs and geysers.
The landscapes of Iceland are the most beautiful I have ever seen. One of the things that I really loved about this trek was the variety in the views. On the first day of trekking we were walking up a mountain in the snow, but on the second we were in the black lava field desert. We started the trek among geysers and bare rock, and ended in the beautiful Þórsmörk forest... nothing compares to the feeling of standing on top of a mountain and looking at how far you have come
Bathsheba, Iceland adventurer in 2016
Day 1 - London - Keflavik - Landmannalaugar We depart London for Keflavik airport where we will be transferred by bus to the Southern Highlands about 150 miles east of Reykjavik. Our camp for the night is at Landmannalaugar in the heart of southern Iceland's thermal area.
Day 2 - Landmannalaugar - lftavatn We rise early and enjoy a hearty breakfast, before climbing up through the cross lava fields, pass steaming vents and snow fields. Near the highest point (1097m) we will pass Storihver - a big hot spring amongst a field of vents. After lunch we start our downhill descent to Alftavatn, a huge volanic lake where we set up camp. Approx 9 hours trekking.
Day 3 - lftavatn - Emstrur As we leave the rhyolite we enter a glacial area with fast running glacial streams off the Myrdalsjokull Icecap. We will experience river crossings, both by wooden bridges and wading through ice-cold streams! We then climb down through the hills towards Emstrur Hut, our home for the night and last night under canvas. Approx 7 hours trekking.
Day 4 - Emstrur - Thorsmrk - Reykjavik Our final days trekking starts with more river crossings, views of the amazing Markarfljt gorge and the bridged Ljorsa fissure. The trek ends with a steep drop into the main valley of Thórsmörk, surrounded by glaciers and raging rivers. We will celebrate then head back to Reykjavik for dinner and a night in a hotel. Approx 7-8 hours trekking.
Day 5 - Reykjavik - London Today there will be free time to explore Reykjavik and the Blue lagoon - one of Icelands pools of pure, mineral-rich, geothermal seawater, set amongst fields of lava against a spectacular backdrop of green rolling hills. We continue to the airport for our flight home.
All you need to do to experience this fantastic challenge is raise the minimum sponsorship and in return you can join us on the trip of a lifetime. Our fundraising team are here to support you every step of the way. Fundraising can be fun and rewarding, so please get in touch if you would like to learn more about reaching the target for this challenge. Contact Beat's dedicated fundraising team on 01603 753335 or email email@example.com.