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IMG 2019 Iceland Trek Itinerary

Day Date Itinerary
Day 1July 15Arrive ReykjavikMeet at hotel and settle in. Afternoon gear checks. [Hotel]
Day 2July 16ReykjavikFinish Gear Checks and City Tour [Hotel]
Day 3July 17Drive to trail head in Landmannalaugar area. Trek to Ljotipollur CraterIt's about a 4-hour drive to the trailhead. Once on the trail the 7.5mi hike takes us to Ljotipollur, a red crater, filled with amazing blue water. We'll stay at a Hut in the Landmannalaugar area and have the option for a hot spring soak! [5-6 hours / 7.5 miles — Landmannalaugar Hut]
Day 4July 18Day hike to SudurnAmurSudurnAmur is mountain rich in Rhyolite. From the top we'll enjoy big views of the Landmannalaugar area: Mt. Kirkjufell, Laugahraun lava flow, Blahnukur Volcano, etc. [6 hours / 7 miles — Landmannalaugar Hut]
Day 5July 19Trek to HrafntinnuskerAfter breakfast we take a nice hike through the Laugahraun Lava Field. We'll pass by the colorful Brennisteinsalda Mountain and enjoy our geothermal surroundings. We'll cross an obsidian desert and right by the Storihver hot springs. Our Hut is one of the most remote in Iceland. [5-6 hours / 7.5 miles — Hrafntinnusker Hut]
Day 6July 20Hrafntinnusker to AlftavatnWe'll leave the Reykjafjoll mountains and drop down into the Jokultungur area which is famous for the yellow and red landscape caused by geothermal activity. This is contrasted by our hike up to Mt. Haskerdingur for breathtaking views of glaciers, mountains and volcanoes. From here we'll drop down to Lake Alftavatn spending the night in the Hut by the lake. [5 hours / 8 miles — Alftavatn Hut]
Day 7July 21Alftavatn Lake to EmstrurIf the coffee didn't wake you up the stream crossing to start the day will. The day takes us past Storasula Volcano and into the Maelifellssandur Desert. We'll take pictures of the strange, flat-topped Hattafell Volcano. The day wraps up with a walk through the black glacial desert into the lush and green Emstrur area. We'll stop just before the Hut and have a look at the 650ft. deep Markarfljotsfljufur Canyon. We'll sleep in the Botnar Hut. [7 hours / 10 miles — Botnar Hut]
Day 8July 22Emstrur to Thorsmork ValleyWe'll spend some time trekking near the very unique and picturesque Mt. Einhurningur. The day wraps up birch forest of the Thorsmork Valley which sits right near the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers [7 hours / 10 miles — Basar Hut]
Day 9July 23Day Hike We'll explore the beautiful Thorsmork area. We could check out the Songhelir Cave, hike down into the Stakkholtsgja Canyon or possibly climb Valahnukur. [4-6 hours / 4-6 miles — Basar Hut]
Day 10July 24Thorsmork — Fimmvorouhals Early morning departure for a great hike up to the FimmvorduhAl pass between the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers. Along the way we'll stop at a couple new craters (formed in 2010) and pass by a newly formed lava field before crossing the high pass to get to the Hut which rests between the two glaciers. [6 hours / 8 miles — Fimmvorouhals Hut]
Day 11July 25Fimmvorouhals — Skogar — ReykjavikFrom the Hut we'll follow the Skoga River checking out some of the gorges, canyons and waterfalls along the way. We'll reach the trailhead in the early afternoon and make our way back to Reykjavik for late afternoon showers and a nice dinner. [7 hours / 6 miles + 3-hour ride back to the hotel in Reykjavik]
Day 12July 26ReykjavikCasual morning followed by an afternoon Puffin Boat tour. [Hotel]
Day 13July 27Depart ReykjavikGo Home!
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