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WHOA Expeditions is all about leaping out of our comfort zones as we explore new and uncharted adventure locations!

We founded WHOAx to feed your need for more exploration, and to give you the chance to experience what it's like to be on our scouting team as we go off the beaten path and set the wheels in motion for future WHOA adventures. Join our tribe, be a pioneer, expect the unexpected and go on an expedition like only WHOA can!

You'll get all the TLC and awesome group vibes that come standard on every one of our trips, but with an extra dose of spontaneity and excitement.  
Bring your curiosity, positive vibes and sense of adventure, and come take the trail less travelled with WHOA.





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. All this natural beauty makes Iceland a paradise for adventurers looking to explore the great outdoors, which also makes it a perfect addition to our WHOAx Expedition line up in 2018. Join us as we go off the beaten tourist track to hike and ice climb our way through some of the most magnificent landscapes in the word. Let's discover with our own eyes why they call this place the Land of Fire and Ice!



DAY 1 // SEPT 9 // Keflavík TO Hvolsvollur 


Our WHOAx 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 Icelandinc breakfast, walk the bridge between the drifting North American and European tectonic plates, the take a break to admire geothermal areas and the bird cliffs. In the evening we'll enjoy dinner together and get briefed on the adventure that lies ahead!
Included Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: Midgard Base Camp


DAY 2 // SEPT 10 // Skógar to ÞórsmörK VIA Fimmvörðuháls


After a hearty breakfast, we'll ride to Skógafoss waterfall, the start of our beautiful 3 day hike. Today, our 28 km journey will take us along the Skogá river, past over 20 waterfalls, and between two of Iceland's most famous volcanos, Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjökull. When we reach our highest point (1,100 m) we'll cross lava fields and craters created from Eyjafjallajökull's 2010 eruption. As we descend towards our camp in Þórsmörk, we'll be able to enjoy fantastic views of the highlands. In the evening, we'll enjoy dinner together, and you'll get the chance to try a traditional pulsa meðöllu (i.e. a hot dog with everything)! 
Hiking Time: 8 - 12 hours
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tents or Huts


DAY 3 // SEPT 11 // ÞórsmörK

MORE Þórsmörk

We'll take the whole day to hike and explore more of Þórsmörk, aka the valley of the God Thor. Þórsmörk is surrounded by glaciers on three sides and it's unique beauty and formations comes from eruptions that happened underneath the glaciers. Needless to say, there are handfuls of trails and views to discover!
Hiking Time: 4 - 6 hours
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tents or Huts


DAY 4 // SEPT 12 // Þórsmörk to Mosar TO Hvolsvollur

trek, jeep, sauna

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 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!
Hiking Time: 6 - 8 hours
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Midgard Base Camp


DAY 5 // SEPT 13 // Sólheimaökull


After breakfast we'll head to an outlet glacier on the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap called Sólheimaökull for a basics course on ice climbing (no need for previous experience)! Once we suit up in our crampons and helmets we'll grab our axes and hit the ropes to test out our climbing skills! After our time on the glacier, we'll head out and explore some more sights on the beautiful south coast. 
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Midgard Base Camp


DAY 6 // SEPT 14 // Fjallabak 


Today we'll explore the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, known for it's 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've left the exact details of the day open, so, as a group, we can make a game-time decision as to what kind of adventure we're up for!
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ Dinner
Accommodation: Midgard Base Camp


DAY 7 // SEPT 15 //  Hvolsvollur TO Keflavík


After breakfast we'll head to the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa for some pampering and R & R in the most stunning of settings!  In the afternoon, we'll say our goodbyes, and drop people off at the airport, or, for those stayong longer, in Reykjavik city center. 
Included Meals: Breakfast