Sun 19 Apr - Mon 27 Apr 2020

OVERVIEW

What to expect

ITINERARY

What you will do

COSTS

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ESSENTIAL INFO

All you need to know

Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Sun 19 Apr 2020

International departure from London

It's a short flight to Keflavik where you will then transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik for the night. In the afternoon,there should be time to inspect, prepare and try out your equipment for the challenge ahead. (D)

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 2, Mon 20 Apr 2020

Depart to Husafell

In the morning, travel by 4x4 super jeeps to East of Husafell where you’ll be dropped off at the edge of the snow, and will set up for your first night’s camping on the ice. Upon arrival you will prepare the equipment for tomorrow's first day on trekking. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 3, Tue 21 Apr 2020

Ski Trekking

Your epic challenge starts in earnest today, so be prepared!
After a day spent on the ice, the early afternoon will be spent preparing your first camp on the ice cap. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 4, Wed 22 Apr 2020

Ski Trekking

Climbing further towards the top ridge of the ice cap, you will ski-trek to approximately 1300m altitude heading North West. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 5, Thu 23 Apr 2020

Ski Trekking

Today you will pass so-called nunatak's, mountains that peak through the ice cap, with Þursaborg the highest amongst them. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 6, Fri 24 Apr 2020

Ski Trekking

The day will be spent heading towards the most northern part of the Langjökull ice cap - Baldjökull.  Make sure you enjoy your final evening camping on the ice. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 7, Sat 25 Apr 2020

Ski Trekking

The final day on the ice will be spent carefully navigating your  way off the ice by continuing through the snowy landscape towards the mountain cabin of Hveravellir.
The cabin is in a geothermal area, the perfect location to rest those weary legs. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Cabin

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Day 8, Sun 26 Apr 2020

Leave the ice cap

Wave goodbye to the snow you’ve spent the last five days on. Travel by 4x4 superjeeps back to Reykjavik.  Depending on the weather conditions, you can either go north or south to stop at Gullfoss or Geysir.
Once back in Reykjavik you will have a celebratory meal to toast your epic achievement. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 9, Mon 27 Apr 2020

Return to the UK

Enjoy a final team breakfast at the guesthouse before saying a fond farewell to Iceland and boarding your flight back to the UK. (B)

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Important information

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group, and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

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