It is one of the mythical treks of the country. A 5-day walk inland and in the Fjallabak region, dotted with volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs, mud pools, obsidian ...
D1: REYKJAVIK - LANDMANNALAUGAR - HRAFNTINNUSKER
Meet at 7:00 am at the Reykjavik information center where a bus will take you from the trek to Landmannalaugar. Along the way, view of the Hekla volcano, one of the most active in Iceland.
Start of the walk in the ryolite mountains. Then descend to the hot springs of Storihver. Reaching the black obsidian desert of Hrafntinnusker at an altitude of around 1100 m. Night at the refuge.
12 km (4-5h), +/-: 470 m
D2: HRAFNTINNUSKER - ÁLFTAVATN
Breakfast in the tent. Walk along the Reykjafjöll mountain road to Jökultungur. Appearance of tuff mountains and glaciers. Steep descent to the oasis of Alftavatn. Bivouac at the foot of the lake.
12 km (4-5h), +/-: 490 m
D3: ÁLFTAVATN - EMSTRUR
Walk on the hill of Bratthàls in the direction of the Hvanngill gorges. Crossing rivers before reaching the Emstrur refuge. View of the Hattafell volcano and the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Before reaching the refuge, detour to the peak overlooking Markarfjlotgljufur, its canyon, and the Markarfljot glacial river.
15 km (6-7h), +/-: 40 m
J4: EMSTRUR - THORSMÖRK
Direction Almenningar. Landscape dotted with small glacial rivers where some vegetation appears. We also feel the presence near the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Night in a refuge in the Rhorsmork valley. Farewell evening around a grilled lamb.
15 km (6-7h), +/-: 300 m
D5: THORSMÖRK - REYKJAVIK
Later breakfast. Possibility of a short walk around the refuge to climb the Útigönguhöfði mountain (~ 500 m elevation). Bus transfer to Reykjavik Tourist Office. Possibility of deposit directly to your accommodation (optional).
6 km (3h)
** Includes: **
- Transfers from Reykjavik
- French speaking guide
- Full board (except meals in Reykjavik)
- Porting of food and luggage by 4x4
- Accommodation: in dormitory / refuge (sleeping bag not provided)
Do not understand:
- International flight
- Repatriation insurance
** Departure dates: **
24/06, 08 / 07,22 / 07, 28 / 08,07 / 09
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