- Trek along glaciers and ice climb up solid walls of blue ice
- Ride Super Jeeps through unbridged rivers and across rough terrain
- Hike into the wilderness to spend a night under the Icelandic stars
|Day 1||Ice climbing in Sólheimajökull||Basecamp|
|Day 2||Fimmvorduhals hiking & overnight camping||Básar|
|Day 3||Explore Þórsmörk, ride Super Jeeps & fat bikes||Basecamp|
Day 1: Ice Climbing in Sólheimajökull
Welcome to Iceland! When you arrive in Reykjavik, board a bus and head out to the Hvolsvollur basecamp. Settle in and then head back out, traveling along the southern coast past impressive coastline, thundering waterfalls, towering ice caps, and massive glaciers. Stop at the dramatic, popular Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the black pebble beach at Reynisfjara. In the center of everything, you'll find Sólheimajökull — a picturesque set of blue ice walls where you'll be fitted with crampons, harness, and helmet to try your hand at climbing the ice. After an icy, photogenic afternoon, head back to basecamp where a rooftop hot tub and a delicious dinner top off the day nicely.
Day 2: Fimmvörðháls Hiking & Overnight Camping in Þórsmörk
On your second day in scenic Iceland, grab a quick breakfast and drive to the trailhead for Fimmvörðháls. Start your hike at Skógar and follow the Skógá River as it winds past over 20 waterfalls and between the imposing Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull volcanoes. Cross the volcanic area with its still-warm lavas to the two new craters of Magni and Móði before descending onto beautiful Þórsmörk Valley (Thorsmork), where sweeping panoramic views await.
Finally, board your Super Jeep for a ride across rugged terrain and unbridged rivers to your wilderness campsite in Básar. Set up your tents, enjoy a fire-cooked dinner, and spend an evening around the campfire swapping stories before calling it a night under the star-spangled sky.
Hike time: 9 - 12 hours
Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.
Day 3: Þórsmörk, Super Jeeps, and Fat Bikes
Wake in the chill morning Icelandic air, enjoy a hearty breakfast, and lace up your hiking boots for another morning exploring the Þórsmörk Valley. Trek through the mystical water-cut canyons on the lower slopes of the Eyjafjalljokull Volcano. And then make your way out of the valley and to your next adventure: riding fat bikes through the sandy, muddy downhill terrain. Finally, head back to basecamp for a relaxing evening of rooftop hot tubs, saunas, burgers, and beers.
Day 4: Departure
Grab your last basecamp breakfast and head out on your final adventure! Trek to geothermal Reykjadalur for a warm soak or — if you're after a more extreme adventure — ask about rappelling down waterfalls (weather permitting). When you get back to basecamp, pack your bags and head to the airport to catch your flight home. Or extend your stay and explore lively Reykjavík or the famous Blue Lagoon.