WHOA PLUS: ICELAND ADVENTURE 2020

3 DAY FIMMVÖRÐUHÁLS trek + EXPLORE THE Land of fire and ice

AUGUST 8 - 14

$3,850

avg group size: 12

Iceland's landscapes are so diverse, dynamic and extreme it's hard to believe they all exist on this planet, let alone on one small island! Its extraordinary volcanoes, geysers, glaciers and waterfalls come surrounded with equally extraordinary folklore and respect from all those who behold them. Join us on this specially designed body positive hike as we go off the beaten tourist track to explore the most magnificent landscapes in the legendary Land of Fire and Ice!

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*Putting down a $500 deposit will reserve your spot on this adventure (which is a good idea because it will fill up fast)! You'll be invoiced and must pay in full at least 3 months before the adventure start date. All deposits are non-refundable.

 


 
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THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE SOUNDS SO NICE! TELL ME MORE!

 

DAILY BREAKDOWN

 
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DAY 1:
VELKOMINN TO THE LAND OF FIRE + ICE

KEFKLAVÍK to HVOLSVOLLUR

 

Our WHOA crew will greet you at Keflavík Airport (KEF) bright and early, and we'll set out on our adventure by exploring the Reykjanes peninsula. You'll immediately start to see and feel the power of the sea and lava fields that make Iceland so special. Today is all about taking it easy and getting a good intro to Iceland before our epic active week begins. As we make our way along the south coast to Midgard Base Camp, we'll stop and eat an authentic Icelandic breakfast, walk the bridge between the drifting North American and European tectonic plates, and, of course, stop for a relaxing soak in some natural hot springs. By early evening we'll reach Midgard Base Camp, enjoy dinner together and get briefed on the adventure that lies ahead!
Included Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: Midgard Base Camp

 
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DAY 2:
CHASING WATERFALLS

SKÓGAR to FIMMVÖRÐUHÁLS HUT

Hiking Time: 8 - 10 hours

 

After a hearty breakfast, we'll drive to Skógafoss waterfall, the start of our beautiful 3 day Fimmvörðuháls hike. Today our 12 km journey will take us along the Skogá river, past over 20 waterfalls! We'll stop often to take in the breathtaking views that surround us on our way to Fimmvörðuháls Hut, our home for the night.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tents or Huts

 
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DAY 3:
MORE ÞÓRSMÖRK

FIMMVÖRÐUHÁLS HUT to ÞÓRSMÖRK

Hiking Time: 6 - 8 hours

 

We'll wake up bright and early to embark on the remaining 12 km of our Fimmvörðuháls trek to Þórsmörk. We'll hike between two of Iceland's most famous volcanos, Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjökull, to our highest point (1,100 m) across lava fields and craters created by Eyjafjallajökull's 2010 eruption. As we descend towards our camp in Þórsmörk, we'll enjoy more fantastic views of the Icelandic highlands. In the evening, we'll enjoy dinner together, and maybe a local Iceland lager, if we’re lucky!
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tents or Huts

 
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DAY 4:
WADE TO GO!

ÞÓRSMÖRK to MOSAR to HVOLSVOLLUR

Hiking Time: 8 - 10 hours

 

After breakfast, we'll pack our things and take the famous Laugavegurinn trail for 20 km from Þórsmörk to Mosar.  This hike is relatively easy and has only about a 200 meter elevation gain, but, that said, the weather in central Iceland is notoriously unpredictable, so we'll have to be ready for all kinds of conditions! This route will take us over black sand, in small canyons and wading through rivers to Mosar where our super jeeps will meet us to take us back to Midgard Base Camp. We'll have a delicious dinner at Midgard, and the rest of the evening free to take a rewarding dip in the rooftop hot tub and sauna and maybe, if we're lucky, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Midgard Base Camp

 
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DAY 5:
ICE, ICE BABY

SÓLHEIMAÖKULL

 

After breakfast we'll head to an outlet glacier on the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap called Sólheimaökull for a scenic glacier walk! Once we suit up in our crampons we'll take a trek on the glacier and learn more about it. In the afternoon, we'll head out and explore some more sights on the beautiful Icelandic Southern Coast.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Midgard Base Camp

 
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DAY 6:
VALLEY GIRLS

FJALLABAK

Hiking Time: 4 - 5 hours

 

Today we'll explore the Fjallabak Nature Reserve via the Landmannalaugar Loop Trail, known for its rugged mountains and deeply incised valleys. From magnificent rhyolite colors to geothermal rivers, there's tons of diversity in the landscape here, which means there're tons of opportunities for adventure too. We’ll take this trek nice and easy and enjoy a traditional Icelandic BBQ lunch when we finish, complete with a dip in the local hot spring!
Included Meals: Breakfast, BBQ Lunch, Celebration Dinner
Accommodation: Midgard Base Camp

 
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DAY 7:
VERTU BLESSAÐUR

HVOLSVOLLUR to KEFLAVÍK

 

After breakfast, and maybe one last dip in the rooftop hot tub, we'll say farewell to Midgard Base Camp and its Icelandic horses, before starting our journey back towards Keflavík, via the Southern Coast.  In the afternoon, we'll say our goodbyes, and drop people off at the airport, or, for those staying longer, in Reykjavik city center. If you’re departing this day, please book flights after 3:00pm to allow ample time for our ride to the airport.
Included Meals: Breakfast

 

PHOTO CREDS: Midgard

 

Itinerary subject to change based on availability and unforeseen conditions, but that's part of the adventure! Even when things change, trust you'll be well taken care of with WHOA quality, professionalism, and TLC!