"The problem with travelling around Iceland is that you're basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It's totally exhausting." Stephen Markley
After our truly life affirming trip last year how couldnâ€™t we return to the land of ice and fire for round 2. This time weâ€™re heading to the highlands for a trekking adventure that will change your perception of what natural beauty really is. Weâ€™ll be hiking past giant waterfalls, across black volcanic sand plains and through arctic birch forests, before bathing in hot pools, singing songs around the camp fire and bedding down in a remote mountain hut, doesnâ€™t sound bad for 1 day does itâ€¦ Imagine what weâ€™ll have done in 7! When we sat down with Dan our lead guide after the last Icelandic adventure and asked how he could possibly equal or top the trip we just did, he just smiled and said; â€˜weâ€™re just getting started.â€™ To say weâ€™re excited to see what he meant by that is an understatement.
The adventure was a real challenge, both physically and mentally, but at every stage we were supported and encouraged by the excellent guides and team mates. The sense of achievement is indescribable. I simply cannot wait to do it all again. Bring on the next mountain.
I love the mountains; how they make me feel and what I get from being there. An experience completed by the people around me. This was a truly epic trip with Ed and M2M; one that continues to unfold with the feelings and emotions to go with it. Amazing! I'll be smiling about this achievement for a long, long time. Great work team!
I had a chance to really reflect on life and I can honestly say it's one of the best things I've ever done.
Land in Iceland and head to Reykjavik, check in to hotel and head out for welcome dinner.
Picked up by head guide Dan and head 3 hours North then off road to Mt Sveinstindur and Lake Langisjor (one of Icelands most beautiful lakes)
Follow the powerful river Skafta, through the ancient lava forests to the magical Skaelingar area to camp.
Head through the Canyone of fire on route to Holaskjol hut.
Follow river Syori Ofaera to the tranquil traditional hut at Alfavotn.
Landscape gives way to mesmerising black sand and green moss as we continuw to follow the river to our hut at Strutur.
Trek along Myrdalsssandur to the beautiful Hvanngil valley.
Follow the Kaldaklofskvisl river past the eerie green Storasula mountain and to our collection point where we will be picked up and taken back to Reykjavik for celebrations.
Breakfast and transfer back to airport.
Price includes: 4 hotel nights (1st and last night Reykjavik + 2 nights in South East), Travel to and from Reykjavik, All equipment rental, Guides with required experience and knowledge, Sherpa service, All food on the trek.
30% deposit of Â£750 to secure your place. Final balance to be paid 10 weeks prior to departure.
* Price does not include flights and transfers.
All other T&C's will be discussed upon enquiry.
All funds raised will go to the Millimetres 2 Mountains Foundation.
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