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Fjallabak Nature Reserve

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The Fjallabak Nature Reserve, nestled in Iceland's central highlands, is a stunning wilderness area known for its rugged terrain, varied geology, and vibrant rhyolite mountains. With volcanic formations, geothermal springs, and untouched landscapes, it offers a captivating experience. Hikers can choose from various trails, including the renowned Laugavegur Trek, promising both challenge and stunning vistas. Explore Iceland's geological marvels and pristine wilderness in this breathtaking reserve.
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Highlights
  • Experience breathtaking panoramic views from the summit of Mt. Löðmundur, the tallest peak in the Fjallabak area
  • Discover the natural splendor of Sigöldugljúfur canyon and admire the majestic waterfalls of Háifoss and Granni
  • Explore the stunning highlands and picturesque towns on an exhilarating adventure from Reykjavik
  • Discover the diverse and colorful landscapes of Landmannalaugar
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Activity Level: Moderate
Activities that provide a reasonable level of physical challenge and elevate the heart rate. Focused on more active pursuits including multisport tours. Travelers may be active 5-7 hours total each day. Recommended for travelers with active lifestyles.
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Day 1: Reykjavik | Rauðufossar | Landmannahellir

Begin your journey from Reykjavik at 08:00, setting off on an exhilarating adventure. Travel eastward along Highway 1, passing through picturesque towns like Hveragerði and Selfoss before venturing into the stunning highlands via Dómadalsleið. En route to your cozy cabin, Landmannahellir, take a scenic hike to the magnificent Rauðufossar, delving into their natural splendor and uncovering their origins. Spend the next three nights in your cabin at Landmannahellir, immersing yourself in the tranquil surroundings.

Active walking: 10 km, 3-4 hrs.

Day 2: Landmannalaugar

Today, hop on a 30-minute drive to Landmannalaugar, a geological marvel with diverse and colorful landscapes. Immerse yourself in Iceland's breathtaking Highlands, exploring its largest rhyolite area and on an adventurous hike through Blágil, Brennisteinsalda, Vondugil, and Laugahraun. After your hike, unwind with a soothing soak in a hot bath by the river before returning to your cabin at Landmannahellir.

Active walking: 10-15 km 6-7 hrs

Day 3: Mount Löðmund

Set out on an exciting mountain climbing adventure today! Start at the cabin and hike up to the summit of Mt. Löðmundur, the tallest peak in the Fjallabak area at 1,077m (3533'). Once at the top, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the southern landscape. Afterward, as you make your way back down, take a refreshing dip in Löðmundarvatn (Löðmund Lake) to add to the adventure.

Active walking: 5 hrs.

Day 4: Sigalda | Reykjavik

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Today, commence your return journey by packing up and starting your hike from the cabin towards Sigalda. Enjoy a memorable walk exploring the stunning Sigöldugljúfur canyon. Continue your journey, admiring the majestic waterfalls of Háifoss and Granni, before possibly visiting Gjáin if time permits. Finally, return to Reykjavik in the late afternoon.

Active walking: 2-3 hrs.

Accommodations

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Included
  • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • 4 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Private transport from Reykjavík to Highlands in Minibus
  • Professional and qualified English-speaking driver guide
  • Transport in a minibus for 4 days
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Sleeping Bag: ISK 8000 per person
  • Hiking Pole: ISK 3500 per person
  • Dietary Supplement (Vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian meal plan): ISK 9000 per person
  • Airport Transfers from Keflavik to Reykjavík on request
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík on request

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