||Iceland 2014: Landmannalauger to Skogar
Iceland – Landmannalauger to Skogar
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LEADER: Peter Hunkar
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TRIP DATES: July 7 - July 18, 2014
NUMBER OF DAYS: 12
TRIP OVERVIEW: Welcome to the land of the early Vikings, also known as the land of ice and fire! This Iceland trip is your opportunity to step into a totally different world of breath-taking, sometimes surreal-looking scenery; cultural diversity; educational Icelandic peoples, language, and settlement history; and at times, a sense of contented remoteness from the rest of the civilized world! Join us for 7 days hiking hut-to-hut with our experienced Icelandic mountain guide through multi-colored hills and gullies containing hundreds of steaming hot springs and mud pools; the black deserts of Maelifellssandur; a magnificent canyon cut 600 feet down; arctic birch forests; a climb up and through a high pass dividing two glaciers. Descend the last day along the Skogaa River, enjoying the gorges and 29 waterfalls along the way to the seacoast town of Skogar. Also explore Iceland's crown city, Reykjavik, and its surrounding attractions. It's your once-in-a-lifetime trip!
TYPE OF ACTIVITY/LEVEL OF ACTIVITY: Hiking
ACCOMMODATIONS: The first 2 and last 2 nights in Reykjavik will be spent in a guesthouse close to the town center and within short walking distance of the Bus Terminal. We are staying in mountain huts during the 7 days that we hike. Our guide and another staff person will cook breakfast and dinner for us each day on the trek. Included are breakfasts and double-room accommodations with shared facilities (bath, shower). You'll prepare your own lunch with provisions laid out each morning.
SKILLS & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: This 7-day trek requires that you be in good physical condition for hiking 6-10 miles/day with 1,000-3,000' elevation gain/loss. Denver Group B hiking level or equivalent ability is required.
PRE-TRIP ACTIVITIES: Not applicable.
INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: Transport to and from airport, 4 nights' lodging with breakfasts in Reykjavik, and all outfitter's services.
NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: Air fare (approx. $1200), lunches/dinners in Reykjavik, guide tips, travel insurance (recommended), and personal expenses. The 3% administrative fee for guests of CMC members is not included.